Remembering Rob Odle

Rob Odle was a sterling exception to that world of legal gamesmanship, and it was, and is, attorneys like him who make Washington work, when it does.

Conservatives’ Debate over Their Future Is Going to Be Bitter and Fierce

The blowback over Sen. Marco Rubio’s recent speech at Catholic University shows that debate over conservatism’s future is going to be bitter and fierce.

Trump’s War-Crimes Pardons Weaken Our Military’s Moral Fiber

An ethically upright military takes decades or even centuries to build. It can be undone much more quickly.

The Reformed Liturgy, 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago, the Catholic Church marked the First Sunday of Advent with the universal implementation of the revised Roman Rite of the Mass, approved by Pope Paul VI in response to the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. And the liturgy wars broke out in earnest.

Hong Kong Voters Have Taken a Risk. Trump Should, Too.

Sometimes a country such as the U.S. needs to take a stand to protect its highest ideals regardless of consequences. Now is such a time.

Are Trump’s Critics Demonically Possessed?

Two of the president’s prominent evangelical supporters are literally demonizing his opponents.

An Autocracy of Feelings Overwhelms America

A democracy needs as much thought as it can get. Ours isn’t getting much.

Revolutionism Redux, Part II

A New York Times town hall meeting reveals that paper’s newsroom as the epicenter of the revolutionary dynamic now manifesting itself among American progressives.

Netanyahu Shows Us Why Indicting a Leader Is Bad for Our Democracy

Any serious charge of criminal behavior by a political leader creates severe political problems for a country, as Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment shows. But what is problematic for Israel could pose an existential threat to our Constitution.

Is Caitlin Flanagan Right about the Abortion Debate?

Caitlin Flanagan is an affecting writer, but the argument she makes about abortion — movingly told as it is — is not quite convincing.