Domestic Affairs

Signal Failure

While other countries outspend the United States in infrastructure, political ideology and lack of investment leave our railroads, highways, and airports crumbling.

Incarnation U.

Do Catholic institutions actually convey an education in humanistic culture—or in prophetic culture, for that matter? Do they do this in the classroom? Or elsewhere?

Fun While It Lasted

The dirty little secret of major-league banking is that it is not very profitable. And slowly, but inexorably, the behemoth American banks are shrinking.

Labor Gains

In Indiana there are plenty of service-sector jobs. But they don't pay nearly as well as the manufacturing jobs Indiana has lost. Can organizing address that?

A Socialist for President?

Pundits will have great fun with a socialist in the race. But before laughing Bernie Sanders off, a short primer on socialism in the United States might be useful.

Playing the Princess

Tension between religious freedom and combating discrimination is the frame for RFRA debates. But these highlight a more basic problem with RFRA jurisprudence.

Hillary's Role Model: Bush 41

It’s Hillary Clinton, not Jeb Bush, who will take former President George H. W. Bush as her role model. Her road to victory was blazed by Jeb’s dad in 1988.

‘Oppression Is Not a Law of Nature’

The political activist, public intellectual, and "father of modern linguistics" talks about Oscar Romero, Old Testament prophets, and the politics of fear.

Overheated

The furor over Indiana's RFRA raises questions about our capacity to engage in the kind of thoughtful, careful public discussion that issues like this demand.

Kill Chain

Andrew Cockburn's 'Kill Chain' examines the disastrous political effects of the U.S. military's targeted assassination practices--and the true motives behind them.

Jeb Bush's Agony

Why have any sympathy for Jeb Bush? His apparent desire to stay true to his family ties. Loyalty is in short supply in our culture, so I admire it when I see it.

The Republic of Imagination

Iranian author Azar Nafiri defends the value of canonical American literature—its imagination and humanity—against Common Core, market analyses, and Babbitt.
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Book Reviews

Kill Chain

May 18, 2015 | 0 comments

The Republic of Imagination

May 14, 2015 | 0 comments

Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 2 comments

Blackballed

May 4, 2015 | 0 comments

The Liberal Arts vs. Neoliberalism

April 20, 2015 | 28 comments

Moral Agents

April 20, 2015 | 0 comments

One Nation Under God

April 20, 2015 | 0 comments

The World Beyond Your Head

April 16, 2015 | 0 comments