EPPC Briefly: On Obama’s Second Inaugural

Published January 24, 2013



On Obama’s Second Inaugural

President Obama’s second inaugural address was deeply revealing of the “shallowness, confusion, and error” of the progressive strand of American political thought, explains EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin. Read more>>

According to EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner, President Obama’s “deeply partisan and polarizing” speech illustrates that Obama is “the antithesis of Lincoln when it comes to grace, a charitable spirit and a commitment to genuine reconciliation.” Read more>>

George Weigel on Evangelical Catholicism:

A Reformed Church and a Culture in Crisis

Tuesday, February 5

In his twelfth annual William E. Simon Lecture, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel will discuss the thesis of his new book, Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church, with an eye toward addressing some of the challenges presented by our current cultural crises.

Due to limited space, this event is open to registered guests only. See here for more information.

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Pro-Life Rising, Forty Years after Roe v. Wade

“The battle to build an America in which every child is protected in law and welcomed in life continues,” observes EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel, who identifies ten reasons why the pro-life movement may, in time, prevail. Read more>>

How to Think About Our Steroid Supermen

With Lance Armstrong’s televised confession and Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens denied election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, it seems that the era of steroid supermen is over. Unfortunately, as Jeremy Rozansky explains in this essay from EPPC’s journal The New Atlantis, the public discussion of doping lacks a clear understanding of the moral meaning of sports. Read more>>

America’s Exodus from Marriage

The collapse of marriage in America “has enormous human and social ramifications,” warns EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner. “Unless we find a way to repair the damage and the institution,” there will be “much human wreckage.” Read more>>

Remembering Earl Weaver, and Thinking of Homer

EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel celebrates the life of the late Earl Weaver, Hall of Fame manager of the Baltimore Orioles and “a man of parts and ideas, who cared far, far more than he usually let on.” Read more>>

The Marvelous Marie Curie

Marie Curie, a co-discoverer of radiation, is remembered for being a woman in a field dominated by men. But this kind of feminist fame shortchanges her remarkable accomplishments as a great experimental scientist. In this essay from EPPC’s New Atlantis journal, EPPC Fellow Algis Valiunas brings us the real Marie Curie: her life and loves, her science and scandals. Read more>>

The Urgent Need for Genuine Health and Entitlement Reform

EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta predicts that “the intense clashes over health care that marked the president’s first term will almost certainly occur during his second term too.” Read more>>

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