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.

Who Are We?

The “Remain” side thought the EU referendum was all about economics. It was really about how we define ourselves as a nation.

The Last Puritan Statesman and the 2016 Conventions

John Quincy Adams stands out as a model for twenty-first-century American politicians because he aimed not to please, but to do the right thing, irrespective of the cost.


Orgy of Guilt

You might suppose that in the mighty nations of the west, debate would be ongoing about how to destroy ISIS and rescue the desperate people in its path, but the great issue we’re relitigating is whether Tony Blair should be tried for war crimes at the International Criminal Court and just how responsible George W. Bush was for all of the mayhem in the world.

Interview: George Weigel on What Poland Can Teach the U.S.

Pope Francis heads to Poland later this month with freedom on the docket.

Celebrating Justice Thomas’s 25 Years on the Supreme Court

Justice Clarence Thomas has built a remarkable corpus of work on a broad range of constitutional provisions, including the commerce clause, the First Amendment’s freedom of speech, and the 14th Amendment’s privileges or immunities clause. His separate opinions, both concurrences and dissents, stand as an enduring legacy.


On not Settling for Mediocrity

With World Youth Day 2016 beginning in Cracow in less than three weeks, thoughts naturally turn to Pope St. John Paul II and his pilgrimages to his Polish homeland.


The Theology of Donald Trump

The fulsome embrace of Donald Trump by many evangelicals is rather problematic, since he embodies a worldview that is incompatible with Christianity.


Why Do They Hate Hillary Clinton?

It’s worth recalling how Hillary Clinton earned her miserable reputation. It was the flagrant and prodigious lies. She has arguably abused power, enriched herself and her family with blatant influence selling, and betrayed an arrogant disregard for the normal rules.


A Cinematic Lesson in Hope

A splendid new documentary explains how and why Pope John Paul II played a pivotal, indeed indispensable, role in the greatest drama of the last quarter of the twentieth century, the collapse of European communism.