January 7, 2016
Looking Toward November 8
EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel reminds readers that the 2016 election affords an opportunity for “real progress on reaffirming the right to life, securing religious freedom, and defending marriage rightly understood,” and that, abroad, the new president will “face a challenge unlike any since Harry Truman confronted the consequences of the collapse of British power after World War II.”
Republicans and the Decline of Religion
While the decline in Americans’ religious observance is “good news for the Democrats,” EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen points out that “the 2016 election is an opportunity for many voters who would naturally be inclined to vote Democratic … to consider a Republican.”
In the Wall Street Journal, EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin says that it’s time to eschew the “comprehensive” approach to immigration reform and pursue “incremental compromises that make our immigration policy more coherently serve national interests—more restrictive in some respects, more open in others.”
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The Christmas Revolution
In his New York Times column published on Christmas Day, EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner focuses on the wonder of the incarnation of Jesus and explains that “we are part of a great drama that God has chosen to be a participant in, not in the role of a conquering king but as a suffering servant, not with the intention to condemn the world but to redeem it.”
Christmas 2015: History within ‘History’
EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel recounts that “Christmas is where the drama of salvation history erupts into what the world knows as ‘history’ through a shining star, an angelic choir, a faithful young couple, some startled herders, and wise men from a distant land.” (See also Mr. Weigel’s Christmas and a World Upside-Down.)
By demonstrating that space and time curve in an elaborate dance with matter and energy, Albert Einstein overturned centuries of physics and changed the way we see our universe. In this essay from EPPC’s journal The New Atlantis, Michael W. Begun marks the centennial of the theory of general relativity by retracing Einstein’s steps.
Rubio vs. Cruz: The Fight for Conservatism
EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen argues that, Donald Trump notwithstanding, the GOP primary race turns on the question: “What is conservatism in 2015?”
Breaking the Bonds of the Past
In the Wall Street Journal, EPPC Senior Fellow Bruce Cole tells the story of “The Greek Slave,” whose fame “remains virtually unequaled in the long history of American sculpture.” (See also Mr. Cole’s Wall Street Journal review of an exhibition featuring the work of Carlo Crivelli of Venice.)
Health Reform Ideas You Haven’t Heard Before
EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta highlights elements of his new co-authored plan “intended to reorient U.S. health care away from bureaucratic micromanagement and toward consumer and patient preferences.” (See also Mr. Capretta’s Replacing the Affordable Care Act and Other Suggested Reforms.)
Liberal Racism Bares Its Fangs
EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel spotlights recent comments from liberals in the West that evince bigotry toward African Catholics.
Forbes Honors EPPC’s Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
EPPC Fellow Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry has been named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30: Law & Policy” list.