Publications


How the Right Gets Reagan Wrong

Ronald Reagan’s conservatism actually fit squarely within Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal consensus, not the anti-New Deal conservatism that forms the heart of “Reaganism” in today’s GOP.

Here’s The Graceful Commencement Speech Hillary Clinton Should Have Given This Year

Hillary Clinton missed an opportunity to share with young women what it is like to win the popular vote but still lose the election, and nevertheless get up in the morning to fight another day. In one way or another, this sort of thing happens to all of us (although in a less public and spectacular way).

Here’s How Ronald Reagan Would Fix the GOP’s Health-Care Mess

By adopting the liberal caricature of President Reagan as an anti-government zealot, Republicans have hurt their ability to win elections and hindered their ability to govern when they did. The current debacle over health-care reform is simply the latest example of this three-decade trend.

Puberty Suppression and FGM

We are living in the midst of a rage for sexual mutability and rising numbers of children are reporting cross-sex identification. Before resorting to dire and irreversible “treatments” on otherwise healthy children, we ought to remove our own cultural blinders.

Constitutionalism for Realists

The 2016 election results have swelled the ranks of those convinced that our democracy is a sham, particularly on the left. But what if our constitution-bound democratic republicanism is not the problem but the solution—not a romantic delusion but the epitome of realism?

It’s Howdy Doody Time!

The jollying-up-by-dumbing-down of the liturgy bespeaks a clericalism that doesn’t trust the lay faithful to “get it” without bells and whistles. That lack of trust is offensive.

Honor Thy Father

Good husbands and fathers do a lot of good — and the key is marriage.

The Perils of Reflexively Politicizing Tragedy

As they do with every mass shooting, many liberals leapt at the opportunity to claim that the recent shooting at a congressional baseball practice “proves” the need for stricter gun control.

The Virginia Shooting: Thinking about Incitement

Leaders who justify violence for political ends offer cover to those inclined to commit horrific acts.

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.