Publications


Cokie and Lindy

Remembering Cokie Roberts also offers the opportunity to make a belated tribute to her mother, who also deserves to be celebrated.

Ironies in the Fire

The multiple ironies in the complex relationship between Catholicism and cultural, social, and political modernity over the last 250 years are explored in George Weigel’s new book, The Irony of Modern Catholic History: How the Church Rediscovered Itself and Challenged the Modern World to Reform.

Calls for Impeaching Kavanaugh Are Damaging Our Democracy

New calls for the impeachment of Justice Kavanaugh are unjustified and simply one more log on the roaring fire of hyperpartisanship that is destroying American democracy.

The Three Big Winners of the Houston Debate

Thursday’s Democratic debate lacked the sparks and conflicts that characterized the first two outings. It nonetheless produced three clear winners: former vice president Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).

The Circus in Buffalo

The price the Church pays for trying to save face is, in the end, always greater than the up-front cost of transparency.

Australian Justice in the Dock

Those who cannot bring themselves to say that Cardinal George Pell deserves to be vindicated share in the ignominy that Australian criminal justice has, thus far, brought upon itself. 

Trump Is Not Well

Accepting the reality about the president’s disordered personality is important—even essential.

The Great Tory Realignment Was Bound to Happen

The British Conservative Party is coming apart, with 21 Tories expelled from the party by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other anti-no-deal Brexit members resigning. These unprecedented developments are in fact just another example of the global political realignment.

As “the League” Begins Its Centennial Season

Whatever the record books show, NFL Hall-of-Famer Gino Marchetti was a big man in several ways. 

Washington, D.C.: My Boyhood Olympus

To someone who grew up in the Washington of the 1940s and 50s, the city is unrecognizable one minute, but in the next, it is the same as it always was: corrupt, yet sacred — a rascally and fallible and enchanted place: a city built low to the ground, spacious and full of trees and obscurely haunted.