Medicare at 50

Critics are pouncing on Jeb Bush for saying Medicare needs reform. But his position is in the political mainstream, and correct.

The Amazing, and Now Venerable, Father Al

Father Aloysius Schwartz’s life and accomplishments are a reminder that God really is profligate with gifts of grace, and that saints-in-the-making are all around us as companions on the way.

Trump’s Disturbing Rise Shows Political Intemperance Isn’t Limited to the Left

Donald Trump’s moment is probably fading, but his little balloon ride is disturbing nonetheless.

Why Even Pro-Choice Americans Should be Upset with Planned Parenthood

Even those who hate pro-life politics should be concerned about the fact that Planned Parenthood misleads women about medical procedures.

A Ghost’s Lament

A new memoir by a former speechwriter for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is an immensely sad yet very funny book about a tragically flawed politician and the perils of political communication.


Flannery O’Connor and Catholic Realism

The great author and Catholic apologist believed that story-telling ought to help modern men and women see “things as they are,” cutting through the fog of a culture that tells us that everything can be just the way we’d like it to be.


Letter from Cracow, Poland’s Crown Jewel

Reflecting on the vicissitudes of history from one of the world’s premier crossroads, a place of encounter between languages and cultures.


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