What Is the Best Case Scenario?


The president should focus on his proper role, not performing for the cameras.

The Unemployment Numbers Are Terrifying. But We Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.


The United States hasn’t seen unemployment rates this high since the depths of the Great Depression, but it’s not inconceivable we could be there in just a couple of weeks.

Justinian’s Flea, Redux


The “civilizational change” wrought by the coronavirus may be less drastic than pandemics in the past.  But for American Christians, it may clarify loyalties in a sobering and uniquely painful way.

Transforming Quarantine Into Retreat


This bruising Lent, in which “fasting” has assumed unprecedented new forms, seems likely to be followed by an Eastertide of further spiritual disruption. At the very least, the dislocations we experience call us to a more profound realization of our dependence on the divine life given us in Baptism.

Republicans May Finally Be Socially Distancing Themselves From Libertarianism


President Trump’s extension of federal social distancing guidelines might begin to encourage mainstream Republicans to distance themselves in the future from libertarian-tinged economics.

Two Orthodox Jewish Approaches to the Coronavirus


The principle of living by religious laws but not dying by them is integral to Jewish practice.

Reclaiming the ‘F Word’


A new book traces the history of American feminism and how it became entangled with the abortion-rights movement.

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