Spending This Advent With Chesterton

Advent is upon us, that period of reflection and repentance that prepares us for the Nativity of Our Lord. Every year at Advent, I reread G.K. Chesterton’s great popular apologetic, The Everlasting Man. More than any other work, it conveys to me the excitement, joy, and wonder of Christ’s Incarnation and Resurrection. The book is […]

5 Most Hyperbolic Impeachment Moments

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presides over Resolution 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump December 18, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) The House impeachment debate and subsequent vote in favor of ousting President Trump Wednesday were historic, Congress wants you to know. Wednesday is of such monumental […]

Millennials Are Finding Religion, But Not at Church

Millennials approach religion differently than their forebears. They are more likely to be “nones,” less likely to frequent religious institutions or adhere to a particular faith. Some have wondered whether Millennials’ views on religion might change with age, as many of them have taken longer to hit other life milestones, such as getting married, having […]

The Assault on Qatar Was Another Big Saudi Failure

US President Donald Trump joins dancers with swords at a welcome ceremony ahead of a banquet at the Murabba Palace in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) DOHA, QATAR – The small Persian Gulf kingdom of Qatar put itself on display […]

Saving Community From the Beasts of Market and State

The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind, by Raghuram Rajan, Penguin Press, 464 pages There has been no dearth of books in recent years on the collapse of community, the rise of populism, and the evolution of American politics. Each work promises more or less the same: it will show […]

2019: A Year of More Useless Deployments to the Middle East

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 22, 2019) An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the “Jolly Rogers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremiah Bartelt/Released) The Trump administration’s national security strategy was supposed to refocus […]

China Just Opened the Suez Canal of Our Era and No One Blinked

A Chinese worker looks on as a cargo ship is loaded at a port in Qingdao, eastern China’s Shandong province on July 13, 2017. (STR/AFP via Getty Images) A hundred years from now, Donald Trump’s looming impeachment and Syria’s unending travails will be long forgotten. But just as we still celebrated the 150th anniversary of […]

The Campaign to Lie America Into World War II

A World War II era poster showing portraits of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill with the title “Liberators of The World”. The poster also shows the flags of the Allies, and the sinking of the Japanese battleship Haruna. (Photo by David J. & Janice L. Frent/Corbis via Getty Images) Seventy-eight years ago, on December 6, […]

In Fastest-Growing Texas, Rural Population Is Still Declining

The sun set on the businesses along Main Street in Lueders, Texas years ago. Down this road is the town of Stamford, which is working to avoid looking like Lueders. (Courtesy of Vincent David Johnson/Lost Americana) Texas’s growth over the last two decades has been the envy of just about every state in the union. […]

Ferguson: We Can’t Look Away

It’s time once again to bring out the well-worn quote (from Marx) that history repeats itself, “first as tragedy, then as farce.” No one in my home could take their eyes off the television Monday evening, though all that was on was Jake Tapper marching around Ferguson, Missouri tracking down rumors of fresh violence. It […]