Health Care

This Will Do

On February 1, the Department of Health and Human Services released a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” that included two important changes to its controversial...

Peacemaking on Contraception

America's Big Religious War ended on Friday. Or at least it ought to.A little more than a year ago, the Obama administration set off a bitter and unnecessary clash...

Reagan Is Obama's Touchstone

To understand how Barack Obama sees himself and his presidency, don't look to Franklin Roosevelt or Abraham Lincoln. Obama's role model is Ronald Reagan -- and that...

Second Act

Barack Hussein Obama can begin his second term liberated by the confidence that he is already a landmark figure in American history. His task is not to manufacture...

Hawking Dire Projections

One of the most damaging effects of the current deficit hysteria is that it distracts our attention from the more serious problems our elected officials should be...

Is the Government ‘Defining Religion’?

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops continues to oppose the Affordable Care Act because of its contraception mandate and the Department of Health and Human...

The Real Deficit Argument

Should our politicians dedicate themselves to solving the problems we face now? Or should they spend their time constructing largely theoretical deficit solutions...

Lose-Lose

Beware of any entitlement reform described by its advocates as “win-win.” Such proposals are almost always too good to be true. Presented as nothing more or less...

Unreason on Health Care

The human capacity to put passion and intense feeling over cool rationality does not surprise us when it comes to love, sex, family, friendship, certain kinds of...

Better, Cheaper, Easier

In a recent article in these pages (“Boom Times Ahead?”), I wrote about the positive impact of the coming energy boom in theUnited States. Assuming we make the...

Hiding the Church's Treasure

To say that the Belle Harbor neighborhood on New York City's Rockaway Peninsula was slammed by Hurricane Sandy understates the case. Like many other parts of the...

Obama and the End of Decline

What is the point of Barack Obama's second term?A president who has been pondering that question for a while might find the best answers by consulting what just...
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Book Reviews

Fetal Positions

March 3, 2011 | 0 comments

Continental Divide

May 5, 2010 | 0 comments

Converts to a Cause

December 12, 2009 | 0 comments