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What “Hillbilly Elegy” Reveals About Trump and America

In the realm of race, sex, and class, the pandering to groups goes beyond bad economics and government waste and into the dangerous territory of pitting Americans against one another. The problems of the white working class should concern every public-spirited American not because they’ve been forgotten or taken for granted but because they are fellow Americans.

Homelessness, Party-Style

I shall undoubtedly vote for Republicans down the ballot in November. Leading Republicans still promote an agenda of national renewal that seems to me more reflective of Catholic social doctrine than anything on offer from the Democrats. But I cannot bring myself to vote for Donald Trump for president, even under the rubric of playing strategic electoral defense.

Why I Am Not a Cruzite

Politicians position and hedge and dodge. Understood. But when that positioning comes in the form of undermining a key institution, such as the Republican party, it’s playing with fire.

Yuval Levin on How the Republican Party Lost its Way

EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin discusses Donald Trump, conservatism, the future of the Republican Party, and much more.

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Why Conservatives Failed to Stop Donald Trump

#NeverTrump never coalesced around an alternative candidate because the conservative movement is in a full-blown identity crisis.

The Quiet Man Behind the Computer Revolution

Gordon Moore’s tech vision changed modern times. He wants his giving to change life 10,000 years from now.

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The Ostpolitik Failed. Get Over It.

Pope Francis rightly wants to re-set many of the default positions in the Roman Curia. That re-set must begin with a frank recognition that, whatever its intentions, the Ostpolitik of John XXIII, Paul VI, and Agostini Casaroli was a failure.

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Beware of Blind Spots

An open letter to the Ford Foundation on inequality.

Can We Find Our Way Back to Lincoln?

For many lifelong Republicans, the convention in Cleveland will be a time of serious self-reflection, a difficult and honest reckoning. How on earth did the GOP produce Donald Trump as its nominee?

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Fact-Checking a Memorial Service

Yet again, Obama gave up an opportunity to be a unifying force and used misleading rhetoric to push us further apart.