Publications


Why We Dehumanize Political Opponents

Objective truth exists. But our ability to apprehend it is more difficult than we often imagine.

Ann Coulter’s Absurd Defense

Ann Coulter, in trying to defend her attacks on Dr. Kent Brantly, is misleading and cynical.

Ann Coulter’s Casual Cruelty

Ann Coulter, in attacking a Christian missionary who contracted the Ebola virus, demonstrated both cruelty and biblical illiteracy.

The Nasty, Brutish World of Richard Dawkins

The evolutionary biologist and prominent atheist Richard Dawkins believes we have a moral obligation to abort Down syndrome children. Which makes him a moral fool.

‘History’ Won’t Defeat ISIS

Sadly for President Obama and the country he leads, his own over-eagerness to disengage from global responsibilities and to back away from military commitments has stimulated just the sort of forces he describes as retrograde.

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Recognizing American Saints

These five beatification causes, currently in the works, illustrate the rich diversity of American Catholicism and the extraordinary ways in which the Holy Spirit enlivens “heroic virtue”—the mark of a saint.

Why Cops Need Cameras

Instead of arming cops like special-ops soldiers, police departments should try a more sensible option to combat the abuse of power.

The Culture Of Soft Power

The quiet diplomacy favored by the European elite is useless against tyrants and totalitarians without “hard power” to back it up.

The Immigration Middle Ground

A true compromise on immigration policy must be designed not to meet the political requirements of building an elite coalition, but to address the problems of our immigration system and the needs of the country.

Is History Really Over?

Democracy and the free economy are not machines that can run by themselves; it takes a certain critical mass of citizens, living certain habits of mind and heart, to make them work properly.