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DOBBS CENTRAL:  The Law, the Facts, and the Politics

Our compendium of the best resources on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, from EPPC scholars and other experts.


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DOJ Swings Back at Texas, and Whiffs

Roger Severino

The Department of Justice’s lawsuit challenging the Texas Heartbeat Act is so riddled with holes that it will likely lose at the Supreme Court just as Planned Parenthood’s suit did.


Newsweek / September 16, 2021

How Sex Trafficking Funds the Taliban and Terrorism

Clare Morell

There is a critical intersection between human trafficking and illicit finance.


Washington Times / September 16, 2021

The Apocalypse of the Modern Self

Carl R. Trueman

The tragedy of the modern self is that it is the wrong answer to the right question: How can I be free and yet belong?


Humanum / September 16, 2021

Anthropology as Atonement

Algis Valiunas

It is not so much respect for the primitive “other” as it is loathing for one’s own oppressive, grasping modernity that lies behind the doctrine of cultural relativism.


The World’s Populists Are Ascendant

Henry Olsen

Norway’s election on Monday begins a two-month collection of votes around the globe that will tell us a lot about public opinion a year-and-a-half into the pandemic. Though each country is different, the patterns are already clear: The traditional right is down, while the far left and populism are on the rise.


The Washington Post / September 15, 2021

White House Mandates Pfizer Vaccines for Millions of Citizens … Before the FDA Clinical or…

David Gortler

Americans are entitled to make informed decisions, and the FDA should disclose its safety and efficacy reviews of Covid-19 vaccines for all to see.


Forbes / September 15, 2021

A Bold Catholic Investment in Inner-City Education

George Weigel

It’s a safe bet that “Mother Mary Lange” is not a household name in most U.S. Catholic circles. That unhappy state of affairs may change, though, thanks to a courageous initiative now underway in Baltimore, one of America’s most troubled cities.


Syndicated Column / September 15, 2021

Scholar Appearances

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VIDEO: Aaron Kheriaty on Vaccine Mandates and Natural Immunity

Fox News Tonight with Shannon Bream / September 13, 2021

VIDEO: Erika Bachiochi on “A Rational Feminism”

"Boyce of Reason" podcast / September 13, 2021

VIDEO: Andrew T. Walker on Religious Liberty in a Pluralistic Age on Thinking in Public Podcast

Thinking in Public podcast / September 8, 2021