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by on August 31st, 2016

Calls to unify the fractured Republican Party and reach out to disillusioned Trump voters will never succeed without a comprehensive vision for the future.

by on August 30th, 2016

When judges are prohibited from speaking publicly about their most deeply held convictions, how long will it be before everyone is?

by and on August 29th, 2016

Politicians should return to the common-denominator universal ethical values embraced by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

by on August 26th, 2016

Modern films, Victorian literature, and Jewish sages illustrate a religiously grounded, morally mature approach to the classic internal conflict identified by great thinkers from Plato to Freud.

by on August 25th, 2016

Voting always requires a weighing of consequences. The paramount question for the conscientious voter in 2016 is, “Which outcome among the feasible alternatives will promote the greatest good or prevent the greatest harm?”

by on August 24th, 2016

High-principled conservatives who would abstain from voting this November rather than vote for Donald Trump embrace a faulty model of political action, which threatens to undermine the resistance to radical liberalism.

by on August 23rd, 2016

In deciding how to vote this November, one should be guided both by political science and one’s conscience.

by on August 22nd, 2016

Is there a moral obligation for the US not to enact Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim travel into the US?

by on August 19th, 2016

Our interest in the Olympic Games can teach us something about the goodness of playing, and watching, sports.

by on August 18th, 2016

Voters will not respond favorably to a political party that offers them moral principles—especially principles rooted in the past—without also showing a real concern for their concrete interests.

by and on August 17th, 2016

The war is far from over, but a recent battle in California shows that pluralism, religious liberty, and traditional values can be defended where there is a will to mobilize and resist.

by on August 16th, 2016

A playbook exists for reversing the slide toward death on demand. It’s time to use Compassion & Choices’ tactics against it.

by on August 15th, 2016

Rank and file Republican activists and voters revere marriage and will act to defend it. GOP candidates should understand that failing to defend marriage can come at a very high price.

by on August 12th, 2016

In evaluating potential nominees to the Supreme Court, Republican presidents should seriously consider state supreme court justices. Their independence gives a clearer indication of how they would behave if appointed to the high court.

by on August 11th, 2016

Some people hope that Pope Francis will change the Church’s teaching on contraception. He won’t. He couldn’t even if he wanted to—as Church history and Scriptures show. Part two of two.

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Topic: Sports

  • by Justin Dyer on August 13, 2012

    The recent Penn State scandal reminds us that if sports are to instill moral character, we must approach athletics first as an education in the virtues, not as an avenue to fame and wealth.

  • by Anthony Esolen on February 7, 2014

    If we looked at actual young men and women, and not abstractions, we might begin to think of other things besides the ratio of members of each sex participating in this or that activity. We might think about love.

  • by Scott Yenor on April 4, 2016

    Despite current efforts to level the playing field between men and women in every area, the differences between men’s and women’s professional and collegiate sports make clear that some inequalities are unavoidable. With strength and speed as the factors governing success, men’s athletics will always be more popular.

  • by Micah Watson on May 24, 2012

    The Matrix and The Karate Kid offer two competing views of the relationship between how we learn and how we understand human nature.