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A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism

Those on the right who have become Trump defenders have, I think, made a serious error in judgment that is the result of a rather profound misunderstanding of conservatism. You can cherish and champion conservative principles, or you can support and praise Donald Trump. But you can’t do both.

Why Christians Are So Upset About Same-Sex Marriage

At the end of the day, same-sex marriage acted as a catalyst for all sorts of other trends that made Christians realize just how little work they had done, and just how much they still have to do.

The Culture Wars v. the Culture of Life

A utilitarian society will be dramatically less humane than a society that honors the principle of human dignity and extends it to those in every season and station in life.

Government Is Not The Enemy

Too often, Republicans express a purely negative vision of government. This is both politically perilous and intellectually inadequate.

Rush Is Wrong About Government Shutdowns

Government shutdowns permit Republicans to be caricatured as irresponsible anarchists who cannot be trusted with power.

Some Early Lame-Duck Lessons

The brief lame-duck session of Congress now underway offers a first indication of what a Republican Congress might look like next year, and the early signals are disconcerting.

A Victory to Last

Conservatives who want to prevent history from repeating itself with yet another Democratic victory in 2016 should learn from previous failures to capitalize on big GOP waves.

A Vacuum of Leadership

Bret Stephens’s new book America in Retreat supplies the intellectual case for confident, world-spanning leadership by the United States.

How to Replace Obamacare

The ACA cannot be displaced with abstractions and good intentions. What’s needed is a workable and politically viable plan.

The Price of Dodd-Frank Isn’t Cheap

Dodd-Frank is the poor stepchild of Obama-era enactments, receiving far less attention than Obamacare, but its contribution to the stagnant economy deserves more recognition.