Publications


Way Beyond the New Atheist Nonsense

In renewing the covenant between faith and reason, the Society of Catholic Scientists serves the good of both—and of our culture.

I Alone Can Fix

Twitter is just a tool. With or without it, President Trump’s conduct would be disordered and self-sabotaging.

A Wilderness of Mirrors

Surely it cannot be quite coincidental that the two Republican presidents most disliked by the media on their election day have also been the two most (to use the media cliché) “scandal-plagued” presidents of all time.

Thoughts on the Western Wall, Fifty Years Later

A religiously-informed public philosophy for shaping the typically raucous Israeli debate over the country’s present and future is beginning to emerge.

The Remarkable Life of Lubomyr Husar . . .

. . . from displaced person to Ukrainian national patriarch.

When Universities Go Out of Control

What’s at work in the campus eruptions is not virtue or social justice; it has nothing whatever to do with learning or knowledge or the life of the mind. It’s the other way around. These performances — a travesty of education — do not expand the mind, they devour it.

The Case for Nations

The ‘we’ of the nation-state binds people together, builds an important legacy of social trust and blunts the sharp edges of globalization.

The Congressional Budget Office Needs to Be Reformed

Its scoring of recent health-care bills points to flaws baked into the modern budget process.

The Kids Are Not All Right

Something is robbing young people of happiness and well-being. Figuring out what it is requires a certain modesty.

Stop Freaking Out about the Paris Agreement

Beyond allowing people an opportunity to do some serious virtue signaling, the Paris Agreement actually doesn’t do much of anything.