Article Archive

Conor Lamb’s Localist Campaign

The Pennsylvania Democrat eschewed ideological litmus tests and appealed to his community. That’s less common than it used to be.

March 19, 2018

The News Media’s Platonic Cave

We sit enraptured while they show us shadows on the wall. But that’s no excuse for tuning out entirely.

March 12, 2018

Finding Community in a Book Club

As P.G. Wodehouse put it, “There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.”

March 5, 2018

Sourdough Bread and the Cult of Convenience

We too often forget that the most challenging tasks are often the most rewarding.

February 26, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg Takes on His Facebook Frankenstein Monster

A new profile shows he’s become more circumspect over the platform he created. It’s time we all did.

February 19, 2018

Lee Edwards: When the ‘New Right’ Was New

From Joe McCarthy to Ronald Reagan, he saw it all and became the movement’s historian.

February 14, 2018

A Life of the Land, Cut Short

Philip Britts lived to be only 31, but his back-to-basics communion with nature produced some remarkable poetry and insights.

February 12, 2018

In Defense of Slow, ‘From-Scratch’ Cooking

Do we really lack the time, or are we just unwilling to slow things down to appreciate what’s real?

January 23, 2018

This is Your Brain on Trump TV

The media’s coverage of presidential drama is causing us to forget what’s real—and Trump himself isn’t solely to blame.

January 15, 2018

Brightening Up January

The month after Christmas and New Year’s Eve can be a frigid letdown. Here are a few thoughts on how to add warmth and cheer.

January 9, 2018

The Books Worth Reading (and Re-Reading) in 2018

For traditional souls, crunchy cons, and all those curious about American culture and politics.

January 2, 2018

Yet The Whos Sang Merrily

What the Grinch and one very difficult Christmas taught me about redemption.

December 22, 2017

The Republican Party Doesn’t Own Christian Conservatives

As the Trumpian GOP falls in Virginia and Alabama, it’s time for the religious right to find another path.

December 18, 2017

This ‘Mad Men’ Gets an Unapologetic Woman’s Sparkle

Amazon’s “Mrs. Maisel” is a bit fanciful but a fun rendering of jilted housewife-turns-comedienne in the 1960’s.

December 11, 2017

Electing Roy Moore Will Be the Doom of the Pro-Life Movement

A response to Pat Buchanan’s column here at TAC.

December 4, 2017

How Black Friday Got to Be Such a Downer

Grateful folk to crazed discount hunters in 24 hours? Blame the perversion of Christmas.

November 24, 2017

Orient Express Doesn’t Feel Like Agatha Christie

But this new Poirot mystery has its own flavor and polish.

November 20, 2017

The Gun as Symbol: Who Owns It?

A tool of murder or a totem of liberty, this is how they can both be wrong.

November 13, 2017

Liturgies for Young and Old

James K.A. Smith’s new book explores the heart-shaping power of our habits.

September 22, 2016

Your Friends Are Not an App

Technology can undermine selfless, honest relationships—but it doesn’t have to.

April 13, 2016