Books for the Summer of Our Discontent
EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel recommends several books that he lately has found reassuring, challenging, illuminating, and in some cases just plain fun: which is to say, apt reading in, and for, this troubled moment.
Biden and Dems Are Set to Abolish the Suburbs
Joe Biden and his party have embraced yet another dream of the radical Left: a federal takeover, transformation, and de facto urbanization of America’s suburbs. What’s more, Biden just might be able to pull off this “fundamental transformation.”
The Chief Justice Restores the Casey Standard Even While Undermining Women’s Interests in Louisiana
A jurisprudence that treated women’s interests as distinct from those of abortion providers might come rather to see abortion for what it really is: a quick, easy, and relatively cheap way to keep women from demanding more, more of men, more of employers, more of medicine, more of the community at large.
The Silent Majority Must Sing
It’s time to push back on what has morphed into a comprehensive assault not only on America itself, but on the very conditions of social peace.
Our Deeper Task
You don’t need a well-developed theory of justice to be appalled or outraged by real injustices – for example, by police brutality or the killing of George Floyd. But you need it to see clearly what has brought our communities and country to this state of affairs.
Trump the Barbarian
While the president’s defenders decry the breakdown of law and order, they ignore the lawlessness in the Oval Office.
The Productivity Pandemic
Though staying occupied during the pandemic has been a bit more of a challenge than usual, maybe it has reminded us, too, that it’s okay not to be always so busy, that a day of less productivity won’t kill us.
Will Nancy Pelosi Take a Page from Her Father’s Playbook?
The chief obstacle to emergency financial aid for the low- and middle-income parents who still wish to choose Catholic schools for their children is resistance to such aid in the Democratic caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Trump’s Order Banning Immigration Puts Democrats in a Bind
President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning most types of work-related immigration does more than intensify the election-year dispute over immigration policy. It presents the Democrats with difficult choices in both the short and long terms.
The American Soul in a Time of Plague
The coronavirus pandemic, and the protests over racial injustice, have called for deeper reservoirs of endurance — and summoned forth deeper questions about what really matters in our lives as individuals and as a nation.