Seen, Not Heard: The Challenges of Cancel Culture for Women


“Cancel culture” on Instagram threatens authentic progress on ideas that are so central to womanhood. It would be better for all of us if we worked to foster an online atmosphere where each woman feels welcome and safe in speaking the truth from her heart.

Getting Past Partisan Blinders


A final look at the intellectual and moral contortions of Trump’s defenders.

Two Universes


In 2020, a mind open to the other side’s point of view—a mind capable of truly understanding that point of view—is rare.

Prudential Voting in Bad Times


What is the thoughtful Catholic voter, who understands that the Church’s social doctrine cannot be confined in any partisan box, to do in this election cycle?

The Amazing, Horrifying Age of Exaggeration


Hyperbole was more fun in Mencken’s age. Today it’s become ugly and fanatical, a weapon in a holy war.

Philadelphia and the New “Tolerance”


A vast amount of ink has been spilled in recent years arguing for “diversity” and “tolerance” in American society. Some of these arguments are admirable and sincere. Some are cynical and vindictive. The latter applies in Philadelphia.

Donald Trump Ruined Conservatism. Don’t Let Him Ruin Patriotism.


The president discredits everything he touches. His poisonous form of patriotism is a danger to our civic health.

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