Vladimir Putin is Trying to Take Down Liberal Democracy — and He Might be Winning

It says something about this election cycle that the story of Vladimir Putin apparently trying to meddle with the U.S. presidential race by hacking the DNC and releasing emails to make Hillary Clinton look bad has faded from the headlines.


How Conservatives Lost the GOP

Over the past three decades, conservatives increasingly fell into the habit of taking the party for granted as a vehicle for advancing our views, and taking the Republican electorate for granted as steadfastly conservative.

What’s a Women’s Issue?

A fledgling Jewish pregnancy support organization, In Shifra’s Arms, is working to help a neglected group of women.


The Comprehensive Case Against Donald Trump

The Trump oeuvre – what he has said, and done, and shown over the course of his life and this campaign — leads to an unfortunate but inescapable conclusion: Donald J. Trump is manifestly unfit to be president of the United States.

Spare Us the Overwrought 9/11 Analogies, Donald

We aren’t trapped on Flight 93, and Trump isn’t going to save us.


Mother Teresa Sometimes Didn’t Believe in God. That Makes Her an Example of Faith.

Mother Teresa’s incredible perseverance in the face of her spiritual hardships makes her an even greater saint than we already thought, not a “worse” one.


The Final Stretch

With two months to go before Election Day, one of the many unusual features of the 2016 election is that surprisingly few people are even trying to pretend it isn’t awful.


Catholicism’s Empty Quarter

Québec, once home to legions of confessors of the faith, badly needs such men and women again.


‘Della Robbia: Sculpting With Color in Renaissance Florence’ Review

They were among the most accomplished of Florence’s Renaissance sculptors, making divine beauty out of humble materials.

George Orwell’s Fierce Modesty

Orwell’s commitment to seek truth fiercely and bravely, while acknowledging that it is only one man’s truth, is a balance very few of us achieve.