Here’s my go-to advice for wedding guests. Cut people some slack. Nothing ruins a joyful occasion like a frowning, harsh wedding critic.
Before we start shaming fans for enjoying a hard-hitting sport, consider how much good that sport has done for so many former players, at all levels of the game.
Surely it should be possible to respect marriage without self-selecting out of professional opportunities, or wishing my male friends au revoir?
Both feminists and fundamentalists try to build a comprehensive account of womanhood using a radically incomplete set of parts.
If you hate President Trump for his offenses against good government, have the decency to admit that Mike Pence is clearly much better.
We shouldn’t confuse audacity with bravery. Terrorism has long been a preferred military tactic for the weak and the desperate.
We need police to be skilled, involved in their communities, and ‘smart on crime.’ But we especially need them to know when to be one and not the other.
When toddler girls are forced to watch ‘Braveheart’ until they join the guttural yells, I’ll gladly sound the alarm. Here, though, we’re talking about a statue and some fiction.
Ross Douthat and Cornel West, despite their differences, shared a thoughtful conversation on politics and culture. Is this something others can replicate?
Charles Murray’s ‘Fishtown’ has some real grievances. It also has some real social problems. Populists don’t love talking about those, unless to blame elites.
Millennials are dissatisfied with church because they’re going for all the wrong reasons, and none of the right ones.
Fear weakens society’s ‘immune system,’ undercutting the mechanisms by which it resists internal threats to order.
The more we twist the system to make workers feel useful, the less useful they’ll actually be. At some point we must allow people the dignity of making a bona fide contribution.
Supposing the controversial dossier turns out to be just a tapestry of fabrication, who should be held responsible for keeping it alive? All of us.
Donald Trump has shown precious little interest in uniting us. But even if he wanted to, it would be a completely unrealistic goal.
Thomas Friedman’s latest book, ‘Thank You For Being late,’ spouts platitudes that supposedly explain the future. Is there a way to reconcile his overly optimistic vision with a more realistic view of history and tradition?
It’s tough to get a grip on the real issues when we’re pouring our energy into arguing about fake ones, like the bogus ‘black Santa’ controversy.
I for one am ready to celebrate the Year of Fascism. It’s heartening that Americans are trying to improve their understanding of what fascism really is.
No matter what the mealy mouthed institutional apologists might say, Providence College has clearly turned into a hostile environment for Anthony Esolen and his friends.
In the aftermath of Trump’s victory, the Republican Party is at a crossroads. Will they embrace identity politics, like progressives before them?
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