Publications

On Being Thankful for America at Thanksgiving

George Weigel

At Thanksgiving 2021, America should rediscover hope in its heart. Doing so is not fantasy, nor is it something unnatural to us as a people. A hopeful heart is a truly American heart.

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Syndicated Column / November 23, 2021

How Can Republicans Court More Diverse Voters? Turn to Ronald Reagan.

Henry Olsen

Evidence is accumulating that Hispanic, Asian and even some Black Americans are increasingly voting Republican. GOP leaders are naturally eager to cement these new voters’ loyalties. To do that, they should reexamine a speech Ronald Reagan gave more than 40 years ago.

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The Washington Post / November 23, 2021

Rittenhouse Verdict Reveals Once Again What The Left Really Wants

Nathanael Blake

The response of left-wing media and politicians to Kyle Rittenhouse’s justified acquittal shows that they have learned nothing.

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The Federalist / November 23, 2021

Living Between the Poles: How to Be Faithful in a Time of Conflict

Francis X. Maier

Real people, both within and outside the Church, are messy creatures. We all have divided hearts. As a result, the real world is filled with conflict. Here’s what we can do.

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The Catholic World Report / November 21, 2021

Are There Any Adults Left in America?

Carl R. Trueman

In describing Israel during the time of the judges, the Bible says on several occasions that “in those days in Israel there was no king.” In years to come, when the history of 21st-century America is written, the phrase is more likely to be “in those days, the U.S.A. had no adults.”

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WORLD Opinions / November 19, 2021

Moderate Democrats Know the Build Back Better Bill Will Haunt Them. They Voted for It…

Henry Olsen

Many moderate House Democrats surely voted for the Build Back Better bill with serious misgivings. They know in their guts they are likely walking a political plank for their party — and they’re right.

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The Washington Post / November 19, 2021

Loan Giveaways Won’t Boost Family Formation

Patrick T. Brown

Policymakers can improve options for parents without forgiving student debt.

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City Journal / November 18, 2021

Women Do Not ‘Rely’ on Abortion

Erika Bachiochi

Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey hang by the thin thread of “reliance.” Chip away at Casey’s assertion that women rely on abortion for their participation in economic and social life, and there is not much left of the cases that have distorted constitutional interpretation and held U.S. politics hostage for nearly 50 years.

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Thoughts on a Post-Roe Agenda

Patrick T. Brown

The pressure campaigns on religious freedom and voting bills would look like child’s play if a state moved to enact restrictions potentially enabled by Dobbs. Social conservatives need to prepare a counteroffensive.

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Roe in the Public Mind

Alexandra DeSanctis

Judging from public-opinion polling over the most recent decade, though American sentiment is fairly complex when it comes to whether and when abortion should be legal, a clear majority opposes the status quo in abortion law and policy.

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Inhuman Nature

Carter Snead

The lawless artifice of American abortion jurisprudence is built on a conception of human identity and flourishing that is false, dangerous, and in no way required by the Constitution.

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What the Bishops Really Said at Baltimore

George Weigel

Catholics dubious about what they read in the press on virtually every other matter ought not take the bait cast by media outlets and think that the bishops ducked the “abortion issue” when crunch-time came.

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The Catholic World Report / November 18, 2021