Carson Holloway

September 21, 2014

Narcissist in Chief?

John McWhorter has an interesting article at the Daily Beast in which he discusses the assertion made by some commentators on the right that President Obama […]
September 15, 2014

Non-Partisan Political Prognosticator Predicts Republican Wave

Stuart Rothenberg, one of the two most famous American electoral handicappers (the other is Charlie Cook) is predicting a Republican wave in the upcoming Senate elections–sort […]
September 10, 2014

The Black Mass in Oklahoma

According to this ABC News article, preparations are ongoing for a satanic black mass in Oklahoma City. Some thoughts: First, although it would be very understandable […]
August 26, 2014

Contra Mark Shea on a Begging Ordinance

Over at the National Catholic Register, Mark Shea has a piece entitled “Against Punishing the Poor.”  It criticizes city officials of Norton Shores, Michigan, for considering […]
August 25, 2014

Questioning Dawkins’s Utilitarianism

I would like to follow up Stephen White’s post about Richard Dawkins’s tweet to the effect that abortion would be the moral choice for a woman […]
August 19, 2014

Logic and Elite Education

There is an amusing bit in C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in which Professor Kirk suggests–to the astonishment of the older Pevensie […]
August 19, 2014

Obamacare: Text and Intention

I have a piece at Public Discourse on the debate over the recent legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act.  This challenge is not constitutional in […]
August 12, 2014

Who Deserves Respect?

The week before last, Ryan Anderson (of the Witherspoon Institute and the Heritage Foundation) got into a revealing and troubling exchange with Josh Barro (of the […]
August 7, 2014

A Tale of Two Presidents

From my point of view, George W. Bush made some serious mistakes during his presidency.  At the same time, there are some things to be said […]