EPPC Briefly: How to Make the GOP Victory Last

December 11, 2014

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A Victory to Last

In the cover piece in National Review, EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen urges conservatives to “prevent history from repeating itself” and to avoid snatching presidential defeat in 2016 from the jaws of victory in the recent midterm elections: Republicans “who want to escape this cycle of disappointment should look carefully at the different lessons that this year’s races for the Senate and the governorships can teach us.”

Books for Christmas

EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel presents his annual recommendations of books that would make great gifts for thoughtful readers, including titles by EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Scruton, N.T. Wright, Evelyn Waugh, and others.

See also this collection of books by EPPC scholars, both new and classic, that are great for holiday gift-giving.

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Putting the “Torture Report” In Historical and Moral Context
EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner expresses concern that “the refusal of many critics of [enhanced interrogation techniques] to place this debate in a broader context … is discouraging and counterproductive.”

Kowtowing to Moscow is Bad Ecumenism

EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel laments the damage to Catholic-Orthodox unity caused by the “increasingly aggressive actions of the Russian Orthodox patriarchate of Moscow, within the Orthodox community of churches and on the global stage.”

Rush Is Wrong About Government Shutdowns
EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen argues that “government shutdowns permit Republicans to be caricatured as irresponsible anarchists who cannot be trusted with power.”

A Monumental Shame
Recapping the tale of the Eisenhower Memorial, EPPC Senior Fellow Bruce Cole explains how a “noble idea has become a classic Washington boondoggle, an object lesson on how not to build a memorial in that city.”

The Optimistic Science of Leibniz
When the philosopher Leibniz is remembered at all today, it is usually for inventing calculus or for calling this “the best of all possible worlds” — a phrase that Voltaire famously scorned. In this essay from EPPC’s journal The New Atlantis, Marc E. Bobro argues that Leibniz’s optimism is best understood in the context of his grand project to unify science, religion, and pretty much everything else.

How to Replace Obamacare
EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta reminds the incoming Congress that, beyond simply repealing Obamacare, “the ultimate goal should be enactment of a plan that is far better than the ACA, with broader and deeper public support.”

Support for Animal Welfare Grows on the Right
EPPC Senior Fellow Mary Eberstadt observes that “the freshest thinking on animal welfare these days is emanating not from the Left but rather from writers who are Christian or conservative — or both.”

A Vacuum of Leadership
EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen reviews Bret Stephens’s America in Retreat – “a powerful polemic, eminently quotable” that makes the case that “the world we consider normal and natural was made possible only by American power.”




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