Carson Holloway

August 19, 2015

Jettisoning Jefferson and Jackson

Some Democrats are for jettisoning their party’s connection to Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.  Many Democratic events are named after these two famous American presidents–“Jefferson and […]
August 17, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage and Interracial Marriage: Not the Same Thing

An argument that is often pressed by proponents of same-sex marriage is that it presents just the same issue as interracial marriage.  On this view, opposition […]
August 14, 2015

Can Rick Perry’s Candidacy Be Saved?

Can Rick Perry’s candidacy for the presidency be saved?  Not, I think, if he takes the advice of Red State‘s Erick Erickson.  According to Erickson, Perry […]
August 10, 2015

The Republicans’ Trump Problem: It’s Complicated

The Republican Party is currently experiencing some problems related to the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump.  Many Republicans would, I guess, say that Trump is himself […]
July 24, 2015

Unhappy Pursuit of Happiness

Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but it is not as good as it thinks it is at producing happiness.  This was the suggestion I heard […]
July 21, 2015

Catholics, Capital Punishment, and the Constitution

Catholics who feel called to seek abolition of capital punishment should do so in a way that respects the Constitution of the United States.  This is […]
July 5, 2015

Patriotism and Piety: As American as the Fourth of July

Some people want to minimize as much as possible the role of religion in America’s public life.  To do this, however, they have to do violence […]
July 5, 2015

On Marriage, Catholics Stand with the American Founders

This Fourth of July, American Catholics might feel that they no longer fit so comfortably within America.  After all, Catholics hold that marriage is a union […]
June 30, 2015

The Supreme Court and Modern Marriage

Obviously the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage provides a lot of material for discussion.  I am still digesting it (not having read the dissents yet), […]