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Executive Overreach

For campaign operatives and cable-news anchors, it is a job requirement to insist earnestly, if overconfidently, that each upcoming election is historic, realigning...

Inward Bound

Writing about foreign policy in the 2012 election means traveling second class, or even in steerage. To assess the diminution of foreign policy as an issue in U.S....

Care Package

In current battles between church and state about health care and health insurance, it is often the poor and uninsured who end up as unintended casualties. A recent...

Benedict Goes to Cuba

Despite popular coverage insisting that Benedict's visit to Cuba was unfruitful, Quigley insists that the pope's visit was one of engagement, not confrontation.

The Priority of Labor

Private equity firms typically play their cards close to the vest and resist public scrutiny, but with the presidential candidacy of Mitt Romney, Bain Capital has...

Not a Muslim Issue?

The USCCB’s recent statement “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” which calls for resistance to growing threats to religious freedom, mentioned Islam once....

A Cherished Accommodation

On April 12, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops published “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” its latest statement decrying alleged governmental attacks on...

The Flip Side of Subsidiarity

Over the course of three days in March, the Supreme Court spent six hours hearing oral arguments about the most significant achievement of Barack Obama’s first term...

Magical Thinking

Those of us who write about elections tend to treat each new one as path-breaking. Finally, we tell ourselves, this time there will be an explicit choice between...

Long Division

American thinkers have long perceived a connection between robust democracy and a relatively egalitarian distribution of wealth. For all their differences, John...

Separation Anxiety

On March 12, as required by the Affordable Care Act, the federal government released regulations that will determine how state health-insurance exchanges will work...

Aftershocks

On a sweltering afternoon in Port-au-Prince, I walked with a group of visiting U.S. human-rights lawyers up to a dusty lot filled with shacks, tents, and broken-...
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