The Indomitable and Effective Cardinal Pell


George Pell remade the Catholic Church in Australia by reforming Catholic institutions that had become sinecures for time-servers rather than launch-pads for the new evangelization. He’s now doing the same in Rome, with the unstinting support of Pope Francis.

An Unappealing ‘Doc Fix’


A closer inspection of the details reveals a new bill to repeal the sustainable growth rate to be far less appealing in reality than in theory.

New Interview with George Weigel on Evangelical Catholicism


George Weigel talks with French magazine Famille Chretienne to mark the publication of the French edition of Mr. Weigel’s book Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st- Century Church.

AP U.S. History Battle Hits Georgia


Legislators in Georgia and other states are increasingly asking: why should a single company enjoy what is effectively a government-supported monopoly on AP testing?

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Did the Enlightenment Cause a Global Decline in Violence?


The modern age included a laudable squeamishness against tyranny, but it also included a nice dose of utopian hubris, and the special horrors of the modern age are incomprehensible without this Enlightenment idea.

The Race Conversation Starbucks Wants You to Have


Not for the first time, Americans are being urged to have a “national conversation” about race, but honesty is nowhere to be found.

The GOP Must Use the Reconciliation Option Prudently


Last November, voters gave Republicans full control of Congress for the first time in eight years. The GOP should the most powerful tool at its disposal — budget reconciliation — to advance an agenda that’s right for the current moment.

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