American Civil Religion has embraced exceptionalism at the risk of prudence, giving us the endless wars we have today.
It used to be conservatives who sought to censor art. Now the dynamic has flipped.
Her doomed Senate bid looks beyond federal policy to solve our problems.
The poor urban masses of Turkey aren’t the same as the poor urban masses of West Africa
It’s not just NATO. Plenty of treaties over the decades have limited America’s options and made war more likely.
The idea that the U.S. can give North Korea a “bloody nose” without provoking significant retaliation seems to be based on nothing more than wishful thinking.
Iran hawks cannot honestly describe what the Saudis are doing in the region.
Our political culture’s abject deference to presidential power on matters of war makes it easy for presidents to get away with these things.
Canadian PM lives out the Law of Merited Impossibility
How heroin and Fentanyl addiction have torn through one American family
These poseurs of fiscal responsibility are about to drive up debt to its highest levels since World War II.
Nicholas Kristof wonders if Trump is our first president with autocratic tendencies. Where has he been for the past 15 years?
The Origins of the Modern State Part IV: The Roman republic in the American founding.
Prepare yourself for the next wave of violence-driven migration, and as usual, U.S. policy will have a hand in it.
A former Peace Corps volunteer says based on her experience, Trump was right
Are we really prepared for a shooting war in a country where we have few interests?
The vile Turpin case in Los Angeles does not justify more state intervention in home education
Streets emphasize wealth creation. Roads are about movement. Combining the two functions is folly.
Defiant pontiff gives the back of his hand to angry Chilean Catholics
They aren’t dumb; they’re the West’s last contemplatives, and the prejudice against them is wrong.
There is no justification for what the Saudi-led coalition has been doing to Yemen with our government’s backing.
One of them fashioned a foreign policy based on the Declaration of Independence; the other seems to think the world is too dangerous to be an American anymore.
A faithful Catholic mom’s despair over Catholic higher education
My country’s “resistance” thinks the president cancelling his visit is cause to celebrate. It isn’t.
Every president presides over a very activist and hawkish foreign policy, but for many hard-liners and interventionists of different stripes it is never enough.
They, of all people, should want to protect the planet for the living and unborn.
A federal judge in Boston refuses to deport Indonesian Christians
Donald Trump’s evangelical backers have let his vulgarity distract them from his inhumanity.
Our soldiers are still redeploying at a frenetic pace that cannot keep up with reality—and the cracks are showing.
Washington’s well-funded web of interventionist elites is quietly populating the president’s national security circle, again.
The scandal that gave us today’s obsession with sex and power turns 20.
Invoking a Jesuit value to incorporate the Church into the West’s secular religion.
The Benedict Option is not a defeatist tract, but an empowering one