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Politics

February 11, 2015

Against Judicial Supremacy

Does the Supreme Court get to decide, finally, for everybody, and for all time, what the Constitution means?  Many people today assume that they answer to
February 17, 2015

George Washington’s Greatness

What made George Washington great?  This is a question that comes to mind at this time of year.  Washington’s birthday was observed on the 16th, and
February 17, 2015

Alexander Hamilton and the Health Care Challenge

The founders are almost always relevant, even to our most up to date concerns.  This is true not because they could anticipate all those concerns, but
February 24, 2015

God, America, and Rights

What is the source of our rights?  Do they come from God?  Or are they merely a product of human agreement. This is, admittedly, a difficult
February 24, 2015

[UPDATE]: Religious Freedom Still Needs Defending in San Francisco

The fight for religious freedom in San Francisco continues on. Read this breaking news from CBS in San Francisco about Archbishop Cordileone’s courageous stand for Catholic schools:
February 26, 2015

The Tyranny of “Rights”

David Warren–the Canadian blogger–is invaluable.  He is erudite, thoughtful, and thoroughly Catholic–well worth reading on a daily basis. He is also a pretty thorough critic of
March 10, 2015

Why Conservatives Should Want to End the Death Penalty

Capital punishment is often used as a “cover” issue by conservatives and liberals. For those who self-identify as liberal, being against capital punishment can be a