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Liars Go to Hell

That the ghost of Walter Duranty still has his Pulitzer Prize is an obscenity that warriors of the cancel culture may want to address.

Trump May Be on Shaky Ground. But His Economy Appears Rock-Solid.

No one president should ever take credit for economic outcomes, but it’s also pretty clear that President Trump’s policies have helped spur continued growth in what is now the United States’ longest economic expansion on record.

What’s the Matter With Republicans?

One might hope that some of the GOP’s elected officials would forcefully condemn the president on the grounds that there is now demonstrable evidence that he had crossed an ethical line and abused his power in ways even beyond what he had done previously, which was problematic enough. But things are very different today than they were in the summer of 1974.

Does Trump Understand Corruption?

Trump’s favorite gambit is to accuse others of what he himself has done — self-dealing, lying, sexual misconduct. But this tactic seems to be wearing thin.

The Whistleblower Complaint Doesn’t Do Democrats Any Favors

If the complaint that launched the current impeachment controversy continues to be relied upon as evidence justifying impeachment, Democrats will have to make some hard choices about how to proceed.

Icons on Ammo Boxes

Throughout the 20th century—the greatest period of martyrdom in history—persecuted Christians used the dross of this world to make religious artifacts. This deeply Catholic instinct for transforming what is dead or death-dealing into something life-affirming and life-giving continues today in Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Presidential Election Was, among Other Things, a Rebuke to Moscow

It’s in the West’s interest to support Ukraine in its democratic transition.

In Ukraine, a Seismic Ecclesiastical Shift

The shifting templates of world Christianity do not often reshape the surface of world politics in the post-modern world. The creation of the autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine may well be an exception.

An Orthodox Fracture with Serious Consequences

While Catholicism has been embroiled in a crisis of sexual abuse and episcopal malfeasance reaching to the highest levels of the Church, Eastern Orthodoxy may be on the verge of an epic crack-up with major ecumenical and geopolitical consequences.

Freedom Is Never Free

In Lviv, Ukraine, a vibrant church and an exceptional university being built are signs of hope in a world where the bad news sometimes seems to be all the news there is.