Lance Morrow Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Seeing Red and Feeling Blue: America’s Rotten National Mood

Injury can bring a country together. But this is a compound fracture to the national psyche.

Free the Mind from Bitterness

Americans have become dangerous to themselves. This must be transcended.

Infamy and Mythology

For Donald Trump, yesterday’s events may prove to be as much one as the other.

Christmas in a Dark Time

Christmas should speak of the power of love, of forgiveness—a truce, a tenderness. There’s not much of that right now in the noisy, nasty public square.

An Unfunny Thing Happened on the Way to 2021

Polarization, political correctness and Covid-19 have produced a hostile environment for humor.

Elite Opinion Is Never Wrong

Reality may fail to measure up to cocktail party assumptions, but the chit-chat of the better people rings on, unchanged.

Trump’s White House at the End of the Line

Not even in the bitterest, most furious days of the late ’60s were Americans as alienated from one another as they are now.

A Noisy Place

Our exhausting and not-yet-settled election of 2020 should remind us that America has rarely been “one nation, indivisible.”

Two Universes

In 2020, a mind open to the other side’s point of view—a mind capable of truly understanding that point of view—is rare.

The Amazing, Horrifying Age of Exaggeration

Hyperbole was more fun in Mencken’s age. Today it’s become ugly and fanatical, a weapon in a holy war.