Movie Review: Dunkirk
Christopher Nolan’s innovation in Dunkirk is that he has attempted to preserve and, indeed, enhance with technological wizardry, the realistic, grunt’s-eye view of the battle while keeping the emotional side of things low-key.
In Defense of Campus Free-Speech Legislation
A proposal co-authored by EPPC Senior Fellow Stanley Kurtz would use sunlight and persuasion to prod the existing system of university governance into protecting and preserving freedom of speech.
Google Burns a Heretic
The subject of innate differences between men and women has become taboo.
Ecumenism, Influence-envy, Etc.
The honest engagement of differences in service to evangelical vigor is not advanced by the systematic misrepresentation of others’ views, by the puerile bullying of bishops, or by indulging in spasms of influence-envy.
The Coming Budget Showdown
The basic problem is simple: Mexico isn’t going to pay for the border wall that President Trump wants, and congressional Democrats don’t want to pay for it either. A shutdown is entirely possible.
It’s High Time Columbia’s Mattress Girl Was Discredited
We can debate why sexual misconduct and rape have become such pressing problems (spoiler alert: it has everything to do with the sexual revolution and hook-up culture), but facts are stubborn things, and it has become clear that in Emma Sulkowicz’s case, the man she accused, not she, was almost certainly the victim.
Party Lines Crossed
The Republican Senate’s failure to repeal or replace Obamacare is more than simply a stunning condemnation of Republican voters and the administration. It is an exposure of the party’s intellectual incoherence.
Questions of Competence
A recent article concerning the American political scene raises deeply disturbing questions about the competence of both the Vatican’s Secretariat of State and the journal La Civiltà Cattolica.
The Threat of Free Speech in the University
Free speech in a university is a very different thing from free speech in Congress or Parliament, freedom of the press, or free speech in the street.
Donald Trump’s Transgender Military ‘Policy’ Is His Latest Misdirection
If President Trump were truly concerned about the impact of transgender troops on military readiness, he would take the trouble to educate himself on the matter and then propose legislation, so that his policy could not easily be overridden by the next president. Instead, he chose to troll the Left by announcing a sweeping ban.