The continuing argument surrounding the sudden departure of Michael Flynn from the post of National Security Advisor has been painful to watch. It appears that Americans only see Vladimir Putin as the foreign guy who didn’t like Hillary Clinton, and are acting accordingly. It’s as if they see Putin as your typical GOP state legislator…
Why isn’t anyone talking about post-secondary education reform in the wake of the UVA Slush Fund scandal?
One should be clear about the position Pope Francis is currently in, and why Catholics of goodwill have an absolute duty to stand by Francis as the Vatican is under siege from all sides.
The moment the judicial branch began weighing in on President Trump’s deeply flawed immigration executive order, I worried that the opposition would lose the plot. If anything, it’s worse than I imagined. Trump has helped, but that is no excuse. Trump’s coarse criticism of the judges who have blocked his executive order have led Democrats…
St. Thomas More did precisely this when he resigned as chancellor to the King of England — specifically because his conscience was challenged in such a way that it could not be reconciled with his duties.
It is difficult to understand the impulse on the nationalist right to over-correct with regards to immigration. That somehow, by trading just a few more of our civil liberties, the appeasement will suffice and we will magically trade freedom for safety.
Pragmatic populism is just shorthand for screwing other people first.
The Associated Press is already tracking the scandal.
It was in college where I got to grapple most directly with Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, specifically his magisterial (and relatively brief) Letters From a Birmingham Jail.
Conservatives can instantly see the problem — one simply doesn’t use government as a substitute for conversation. Animal rights activists can also see the issue up front and close as well, as the longstanding Virginia tradition of “right to retrieve” helps protect lost dogs from the actions of a radical and cruel few.