President Trump’s announcement that he will likely declare a national emergency to get the money to build his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will surely delight his base, but risks reinforcing negative views of him among the voters he needs to win reelection.
Threats, vile abuse, and harassment have become a key part of Twitter’s brand, but only a select few offenders are punished or banned.
In one sense, laicization would bring Theodore McCarrick’s part in the saga of the clerical sex-abuse crisis in the Catholic Church to a deservedly ignominious end. But of course, the bitter fruits of his sins are still ripening to harvest.
In several states, efforts are underway to drive pro-life Americans to the margins of public life and to coerce the consciences of pro-life physicians and nurses. Those initiatives illustrate a hard truth: The totalitarian impulse can rear its ugly head in well-established democracies like the United States.
The Green New Deal is exciting progressive Democrats, but that name is a misnomer. “World War G” would be more accurate because the plan commits the United States to an endless, unwinnable global quagmire.
EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel will deliver his 18th annual William E. Simon Lecture, titled “This Catholic Moment: Today’s Crisis in Historical Context.”
Knowledge advances through debate, yet our universities are dominated by an intellectual monoculture, while public-policy debates common to society at large are scarcely to be found in the halls of the academy. This problem can be addressed in a way that respects academic freedom.