Carson Holloway

June 23, 2014

Polygamy and Human Dignity

What is the relationship between monogamous marriage and a culture of human dignity?  I try to answer that question at Public Discourse. The core of my […]
June 19, 2014

Governor Christie and Alexis de Tocqueville

Here is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie performing “The Evolution of Dad Dancing” with Jimmy Fallon. And here is Democracy in America author Alexis de Tocqueville […]
June 13, 2014

Teacher Tenure and Judicial Activism

This week a California court ruled that teacher tenure violated the state constitution by harming the educational opportunities of disadvantaged children.  Already, some conservative activists and […]
June 12, 2014

Can the President Pardon Illegal Immigrants?

At Powerline, Steven Hayward floats the provocative suggestion that President Obama might issue a blanket pardon for illegal immigrants as a way of goading the Republicans […]
June 2, 2014

Divorce, Remarriage, and Moral Tragedy

In a recent post I offered a few critical remarks on some things that Cardinal Kaspar said in an interview with Commonweal.  Cardinal Kaspar favors some […]
May 30, 2014

Cardinal Kaspar on Marriage, Divorce, and Communion

Cardinal Kaspar is a famous churchman who seems to favor some revision of the way the Church handles the question of divorce, remarriage, and admission to […]
May 26, 2014

C.S. Lewis and Donald Sterling

What has Donald Sterling to do with C.S. Lewis? This: Sterling’s racist remarks, and the public reaction to them, remind us of the truth–and continued relevance–of […]
May 17, 2014

Premature Talk of Surrender on Marriage

Some suggest that conservatives should or will surrender in the current contest over the meaning of marriage.  Such suggestions are premature, I argue in an article […]
May 14, 2014

Boko Haram and “Extrajudicial Killing”

The Washington Post has an editorial on Nigeria’s efforts to deal with the Boko Haram kidnappings.  Besides condemning these heinous acts, it also complains about the […]