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Papal Economics

Catholic social teaching has always staked out a middle-ground position that opposes both the excesses of collectivism and laissez-faire individualism.

Prisoner's Dilemma

How do we shift national conversations about mass incarceration and disinvestment in public education so that the public sees the connection?

No Man's Land

Samet’s memoir has a bone to pick with American society and the Army itself—both, she believes, failed her former West Point cadets, soldiers who never returned.

Let Greece Breathe

Germans seem to have forgotten that Germany was the beneficiary of debt forgiveness several times in the twentieth century, after mistakes far worse than Greece's.

Obama's Breakfast Prayer

If a president says anything critical about what Christians may have done at any point in history, he's destined to be attacked for engaging in “moral equivalence."

A Good Place to Work

Ernest Hemingway’s long involvement with Cuba illuminates the recent normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and that country.

'Envy' vs. 'Greed'

Paul Ryan’s "envy economics" label invites a description of his own approach, which would slash taxes on the rich and cut programs for the poor and middle class.

Letter from Rome

It only took thirty-five years, but the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints finally recognized what almost every rational Catholic in the world had already known.

Time to Step Back from the Ukrainian Conflict

The U.S. and its European allies have been the aggressors in this whole unnecessary confrontation. They are the ones who can call it off. There is zero gain in it.

Boehner's Blunder

Whatever political advantage John Boehner hoped to gain by inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress, his decision is likely to backfire.

'Austerity' Not Spoken Here?

"Austerity" has been the common language of the modern international economy, but is under attack now by the new interpretation of wealth accumulation and finance.

Obama: Damn the Torpedoes

President Obama makes it clear that he thinks it’s more important to win a long-term argument with his ideological opponents than to pretend they'll work with him.
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Book Reviews

No Man's Land

February 19, 2015 | 5 comments

Scalia: A Court of One

October 11, 2014 | 0 comments

The Pope and Mussolini

September 10, 2014 | 3 comments

The Eclipse of Equality

September 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Blessed Are the Rich

June 2, 2014 | 4 comments

Defensive Secretary

May 14, 2014 | 7 comments

Goodbye to All That

April 19, 2014 | 7 comments

Not Beanbag

January 13, 2014 | 0 comments