Amorality in the Service of Politics: Obama Apologizes for Iranian Anti-Semitism

It’s profoundly worrying — and morally offensive — that President Obama can shrug off the abundant evidence that the Iranian regime is in the grip of dangerous illusions about Jewish power and Jewish evil, and casually compare it to the kind of anti-Semitism found in modern-day Europe and America.

Scott Walker’s Tax Populism

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has eschewed the typical supply-side orthodoxy in favor of an economically successful – and politically popular – alternative.


Men Such As These: A Memorial Day Reflection

The Doolittle Raiders were brave men and patriots, the products of an imperfect but intact public culture that nurtured millions of heroes like them.


Have Democrats Pulled Too Far Left?

For demographic reasons, many Democrats believe that they are riding a tide of presidential inevitability. They may want to rethink that.


What Is the Huckabee Plan for Social Security?

Governor Huckabee claims to be representing average Americans against the rich and powerful, but his opposition to reasonable Social Security reforms would force tax hikes on the middle class.

‘The Silencing’ of the American College

Compared to 2014’s pugilistic commencement season, 2015’s pomp and circumstance have seemed positively decorous—at least on the surface.


Counting Up Obama’s Cataclysmic Foreign Policy Failures

What are the worst foreign policy failures of Barack Obama’s presidency? The list is long; here are several to choose from.

Can Republican Men Criticize Hillary?

Any criticism of Hillary Clinton is presumptive sexism, while her attacks on opponents are unrestricted. Neat trick if you can pull if off — and she can if Republicans accept the bridle.


Liberty Needs the Strong Families and Communities that Reformocons Emphasize

The conservative vision of society is moved by a low opinion of the capacity of individuals to address complex problems even as it is informed by a high regard for the rights and freedoms of those individuals. So it seeks social arrangements that counterbalance human ignorance and vice while respecting human liberty and dignity.

The Catholic Church’s German Problem

German Catholicism is in crisis because German Catholics have not embraced the Lord Jesus and his Gospel with passion, conviction and joy, and are seeking their happiness elsewhere.