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by on August 9th, 2016

Anyone who hopes to see a major shift among the major parties has to ask himself: when am I going to stop voting for them? If not during the year of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, then when?

by on August 8th, 2016

Radical autonomy does not capture the webs into which we are born, our experiences of deep neediness and equally deep love, our embodied nature, our reaction to tragedies and unforeseen obstacles, or our response to our children once they arrive. Autonomy resists the dependence at the heart of loving relationships.

by on August 5th, 2016

Historically, the modern liberal position has lacked a robust philosophical argument in favor of homosexual activity. A new book by Chris Meyers attempts to provide one.

by on August 3rd, 2016

The conservative should not act the ideologue in order to attack the demagogue, because the simplistic thinking of the ideologue is just as hostile to true statesmanship as the angry passions of the demagogue.

by on August 3rd, 2016

Like John C. Calhoun, who famously embraced slavery as a “positive good,” the abortion movement of 2016 has shifted from seeing abortion as a “necessary evil” to celebrating it as good for women and society.

by on August 2nd, 2016

President Obama has sacrificed the well-being of our nation’s youth on the altar of ideology.

by on August 1st, 2016

A groundbreaking study of America’s first great political debate under our Constitution provides indispensable political education and guidance for our polarized and confused politics today.

by on July 29th, 2016

A new book sets out a system of “procreative ethics” based on the idea that life is not a gift but a risk. From this point of view, imposing that risk on someone requires serious justification.

by on July 28th, 2016

Only when we are willing to hold our own party to the same standards to which we hold the other party will we be able to improve our national politics.

by on July 27th, 2016

In the age of Clinton and Trump, we need the principles and ideals that animated America’s first president more than ever.

by on July 26th, 2016

By invoking the principles of the Declaration of Independence, Republicans can wholeheartedly embrace the ideas of integration, inclusion, and respect in a way that remains consistent with their commitments to morality, patriotism, and liberty.

by on July 24th, 2016

Dietrich von Hildebrand’s memoir of resistance against the Nazis compels us to wonder how we would have responded in the face of similar evils. Would we have the courage to speak the truth in love? Or would we sit back silently in fear?

by on July 22nd, 2016

Vote as if your ballot determines nothing whatsoever—except the shape of your own character.

by on July 21st, 2016

A humane civil society requires an ecosystem of religious freedom.

by on July 20th, 2016

As economic nationalism enjoys a resurgence across the developed world, Adam Smith reminds us of how much we stand to lose—and not just economically.

In Depth:


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.


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