Still against Intervention in Syria
When it came to foreign policy, I was worried that the 2016 election would be a case of Clinton delivering the third Obama term. Instead, we have Trump giving us the third Clinton term.
President Donald Trump has now done what ...
How Washington Can Help Sick Americans without Spending a Dime
A 13-year-old Phoenix boy with deadly osteosarcoma is forced to move to London with his family to get access to a life-saving medicine — a drug that was developed by doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, received a prestigious ...
The Only Way to Get Back to Nine
The vote was held and the sky didn’t fall. Though liberals solemnly proclaimed that tradition and even the fabric of democracy were in peril, when the Senate moved to change the rules to allow a simple majority to get ...
Father Scalia and the Human Heart
‘The human heart is created for the truth, and the truth is meant for the human heart. Too often we separate these two or even set them at odds with each other — thus the great ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ debates: truth ...
Is Tillerson Being Sidelined by Jared Kushner?
Palace intrigue dominated news of the Trump White House this week, as rumors swirled that populist chief strategist Steve Bannon had lost influence to Gary Cohn, the registered Democrat who heads the National Economic Council. Now, elsewhere in the administration, ...
These Are the Questions Susan Rice Needs to Answer
The House Intelligence Committee reportedly wants former national-security adviser Susan Rice to testify in the probe of alleged Russian election interference, which now includes evidence that Obama officials may have improperly used intelligence gathered on President Trump’s transition team.
Meet the New Realism, Same as the Old Realism
In the aftermath of the Assad regime’s barbaric gassing of men, women, and children, President Trump declared from the Rose Garden, “When you kill innocent children, innocent babies — babies, little babies — with a chemical gas that is so lethal . . . ...
Karma, Precedent, and the Nuclear Option
For euphemism, dissimulation, and outright hypocrisy, there is nothing quite as entertaining as the periodic Senate dust-ups over Supreme Court appointments and the filibuster. The arguments for and against the filibuster are so well known to both parties as to ...
Play with Fire, Get Nuked
Mitch McConnell did the right thing by deploying “the nuclear option,” taking away the filibuster as a tool of Democratic obstruction in the matter of Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
But we should take a moment to ...
The High Price of Non-Intervention in Syria
The world was privy to a lamentably familiar sequence of events this week. The Syrian regime once again used chemical weapons, this time a potent nerve agent, on civilians. The world reacted with revulsion at the carnage. The political class ...
Be Very Careful Before Beating the War Drums in Syria
War has consequences. Callous incompetence has consequences. The world is watching those consequences unfold in Syria today. No one can look at images of children dead from gas attacks and not be moved.
Let’s stipulate two things: First, there ...
The Danger of Distracted-Driving Bans
Last Wednesday, 20-year-old Jack Dillon Young plowed his Dodge pickup truck into a church bus on a two-lane road 75 miles west of San Antonio, Texas, killing 13 people. Before the accident, Jody Kuchler told the Associated Press that he witnessed Young’...
Al Gore is worried about “alternative facts,” “disinformation campaigns,” and “intentionally falsified information.” At least he says so in a new and updated edition of The Assault on Reason, his decade-old book on how Democrats tell the truth and Republicans ...
‘Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus’
Something is rotten with the state of academia.
So says Laura Kipnis, a tenured professor of film studies at Northwestern University. She should know. Two years ago Kipnis was investigated by university bureaucrats for writing an essay that allegedly created ...
Arizona Considers the Nation’s First Universal School-Choice Program
Arizona could soon become the first state in the nation to institute a universal school-choice program. And because the state already has a successful, but more limited, program in place — a funding system that has been expanded several times over ...
How ‘Mr. Wilson’s War’ Shaped the World Order
One hundred years ago on April 6, the United States declared war on Germany and entered World War I. It was an event that changed America, and the world, forever.
America’s entry into that war was the result of the ...
Our National Scourge of Misinformation
Impulse control is unfashionable as well as unpresidential, but perhaps you should resist the urge to trip people who stride briskly down the sidewalk fixated on their phone screens, absorbed in texting and feeling entitled to expect others to make ...
A Federal Court Rewrites the Civil Rights Act
At what point do we declare that the judiciary is facing a credibility crisis? When do we finally decide that laws passed by Congress have no meaning and that judges are able to rewrite them at will, often using the ...
The Editors: Susan Rice, Again
Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich Lowry, Reihan Salam, Ian Tuttle, and Charlie Cooke discuss Susan Rice, Neil Gorsuch, and more!
On Susan Rice, the Issue Is Abuse of Power, Not Criminality
On Tuesday, in a National Review Online column, I contended that the reported involvement of former national-security adviser Susan Rice in the unmasking of Trump officials appears to be a major scandal — it suggests that the Obama White House, of ...
As partisan warfare escalates in the Senate, members of that distinguished body seem to be in a race to see who can best make Saul Goodman — of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul fame — seem a comparative model of honesty, ...
Hard Truths about Health Care
Republicans have vowed to go back to the drawing board to draft a new Obamacare repeal-and-replacement bill. Meanwhile President Trump is threatening to work with Democrats to come up with a health-care plan — or maybe to simply let Obamacare crash ...
Why President Trump Should Break the ‘One China’ Spell
During China’s recent “Two sessions,” in which some 5,000 governing elites gathered in Beijing to rubber-stamp the agenda of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Wang Hongguang, a retired Chinese general, publicly dared the United States to deploy a Terminal High ...
What Islam Can Learn from Jesus
Who is “the Islamic Jesus”? And why could Muslims and Christians both afford to know him and learn from him? These are some of the questions Mustafa Akyol addresses in his book The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the ...
News Alert: Not Every Woman Wants to Run a Company
Yesterday was Equal Pay Day, that glorious annual ritual in which women are told they are terribly oppressed at work and earn only 77 cents to every dollar that men earn, even though that’s not even remotely true. This year, ...
On Obamacare, Don't Rush and Don't Give Up
We’ll admit that the progress House Republicans are making on health care is well-disguised, but it is progress. The left-most House Republicans have mostly been persuaded to support an important structural reform of Medicaid. The right-most ones have mostly ...
Trump Is Not Off the Hook on Syria
Though Obama bears responsibility for the horror in Syria, the Trump administration’s Russia tilt means it owns the mess it inherited and must respond accordingly.
The timing for the Trump administration couldn’t be worse. Just days after statements ...
Stanford Accepts Student Who Just Wrote ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ 100 Times as His Answer to an Application Question
A high-school student from New Jersey answered the Stanford University application question, “What matters to you, and why?” by simply writing “#BlackLivesMatter” 100 times, without any explanation — and he was accepted to the school.
After being accepted, Ziad Ahmed of Princeton ...
How Trump Can Seize the Initiative with Xi Jinping
Which Donald Trump will show up to greet Chinese president Xi Jinping on Thursday in Mar-a-Lago?
Will it be the fire-breathing candidate of the campaign trail and transition, who called China a “cheater” on trade and who threatened to reconsider ...
A New Date for Equal Pay Day — but the Same Old Misleading Data
According to the National Pay Equity Committee, Equal Pay Day — the feminist-created holiday meant to signify how far into the year women have to work to make up for last year’s wage gap — falls on April 4 this year. That’...
A little more than 20 years ago, the Texas legislature was afire with controversy surrounding a redistricting project. Advertising my ignorance of the process, I asked a veteran state legislator at the time whether he thought the redistricting process was “politicized.” ...
Election Day Jitters Worldwide
The world is afflicted by an international crisis of ineffectual government, even in most of the principal democracies. The three principal Western continental European countries are close to election day, and none of them can be called today a stable ...
In the Wall Street Journal this weekend, psychologist and professor Jonathan Haidt used a jarring phrase to describe the angry mob of protesters that shut down a speech by social scientist Charles Murray at Vermont’s Middlebury College. “On each ...
Joan Didion’s Troubled, Prescient Look at a Forgotten America
Editor’s Note: This piece is reprinted with permission from Acculturated.
One infernal afternoon, in the Deep South town of Meridian, Mississippi, Joan Didion saw a man brandishing a shotgun in the center of the town square. “He had on ...
On Health Care, Most People Don’t Know What They’re Talking About
Editor’s Note: This piece is reprinted with permission from the Adam Smith Institute.
Health care in the United States is famous for three things: It’s expensive, it’s not universal, and it has poor outcomes. The U.S. ...
It’s Time for Conservatives to Celebrate This President
Do conservatives — or, for that matter, non-leftists — appreciate just how terrific Donald Trump has been as president? And how lucky we are that he won the presidency?
I don’t know the answer.
What I do know is that they ...
Democrats’ Filibuster Foolhardiness
With only three Senate Democrats currently lined up to vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, a filibuster of his nomination appears likely. Yet the knowledge that this won’t prevent him from soon taking ...
In New York, Big Brother Is Watching Your Free Speech
When free speech threatens government power, government has a tendency to get curious about the identity and funding of dissenting speakers. This was true in the civil-rights era, when the state of Alabama tried to force the NAACP to divulge ...
Many Believe That the Left’s Election Victory in Ecuador Was Fraudulent
The disputed election of Lenín Moreno as president of Ecuador made his leftist allies very happy in that it broke a string of conservative election wins in Latin America.
Venezuela’s bankrupt strongman Nicolás Maduro hailed Moreno, saying ...
Who’s Getting Money from NIH?
As Democrats and the scientific establishment howl over President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Congress is investigating whether that agency misspent U.S. tax dollars to fund two European cancer institutions now under ...
This is one of those times of year when people who most weeks don’t go to church may find themselves in a pew. Maybe it’s part of a family visit. Maybe it’s tradition. Maybe it’s an ...
France — Fact is stranger than fiction. In France, doubly so. On the day I leave for Paris, the following headline adorns Le Monde’s front page: “Fillon Received $50,000 to Introduce a Lebanese Industrialist to Putin.”
Alors. A scandal to mar ...
When the Rule of Law Triumphs
On March 31, South Korea’s former president, Park Geun-hye, was arrested on corruption and extortion charges. Just 20 days earlier, she had been impeached in a historic unanimous ruling by the Constitutional Court. The majority of South Koreans believe that this ...
Baseball Numbers Aren’t Difficult — but This Quiz Might Be
Sportswriter: “You hit only two home runs all last year and already you’ve hit seven this year . What’s the difference?”
Reds outfielder Alex Johnson: “Five.”
See? Baseball numbers aren’t difficult. But be precise: As players say after ...
T2: Trainspotting : A Worthy Sequel
In one of the many reunion scenes in T2: Trainspotting, the sequel to the 1996 indie hit film Trainspotting, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) tells his old friend Simon, a.k.a. Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), that after a heart attack, ...
Socialism for Sports Team Owners
The people of Oakland went into mourning this week while those in Las Vegas celebrated the news that the National Football League’s Raiders were abandoning the East Bay and heading to Sin City. But while any sports fan understands ...
Middle-Income Wage Earners Need a W: Cut Business Taxes First
After the breakdown of health-care reform, both President Trump and the Republican Congress need a W — a win.
And not just any win, but one that will play into the public demand for faster economic growth, better jobs, and higher ...
A Beginner’s Guide to the Trump/Russia Controversy
The controversy over Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, suspicions of the Trump campaign’s involvement in that interference, and concerns about illegitimate and illegal “deep state” attacks on the Trump administration has become so complicated and saturated with twists ...
If you want to pinpoint the precise moment when Donald Trump started selling out conservatives, there is a good case to be made for November 20, 2016, at 8:05 a.m.
That is the moment when Trump began his embarrassing if short-lived public ...
The Mainstream Media Gets ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Wrong — Again
I’ll give the mainstream media this much: It’s absolutely consistent in its inability to understand or explain use-of-force law generally and “Stand-Your-Ground” laws in particular.
The most recent example comes out of Tulsa, Okla., where this past Monday ...
Syria: After the Airstrikes
President Trump hit a Syrian airfield with dozens of Tomahawk missiles.
The strike was notable for its rapidity – about 72 hours after the Assad chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians — and for the swift reversal it represented in what had ...
Three Conflicted Movies about Moral Conflicts: Graduation, The Assignment, and Colossal
Three movies this week confront our inner dictator. The most obvious is Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation (Bacalaureat), in which a middle-aged Romanian doctor, Romeo (Adrian Titieni), compromises himself as a husband, father, and citizen. He enters the subculture of secret ...
In Fiercely Contested Iraq, Erbil Offers a Model of Stability
Seventeen-year-old Khalid shuffled into the room, his baggy brown pants pulled up to his ankles. Three months ago the Iraqi army liberated his town from the Islamic State. Then Shia militias allied with Baghdad showed up. When they did, “I ...
The U.S. Should Continue Its Fight against AIDS in Children
Early in his tenure, President George W. Bush did something that would become an important footnote of his foreign-policy legacy. With strong backing from the faith community, he launched the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) ...
How the Clintons Sold Out U.S. National Interests to the Putin Regime
The Democrats and old-guard news media (forgive the redundancy) are pathologically obsessed with the hypothesis that Team Trump and Russia rigged last November’s presidential election. If Donald J. Trump so much as played Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slav on his ...
Trump’s Normality Problem
White House official Steve Bannon is off the National Security Council, in a reversal of what had been an eyebrow-raising decision to put the president’s top political adviser on the NSC.
It is a step toward normality in a ...
Mistrust of Trump Threatens Political Corrosion of the Rule of Law
Donald Trump’s unorthodox campaign and unexpected victory have produced a culture of mistrust permeating our politics and threatening to undermine the rule of law. That’s not healthy, whatever you think of Trump or his political opponents.
The partisan ...
College Op-Ed: We Have to Make Veganism ‘Intersectional’
According to an op-ed by a University of Texas–Austin student, modern veganism is too focused on rich, white-people vegans, and it needs to become more intersectional and inclusive.
In an article titled “Vegans must feed everyone, not just wealthy ...
Trump Has Three Good Options against Assad
Yesterday, President Trump put Assad on notice.
Facing Assad’s latest chemical atrocity, Trump’s anger was visible. There was an unusually somber quality to the president at his press conference with King Abdullah of Jordan. Referencing other recent chemical ...
Did the Obama White House Collude with a Politically Motivated Scientist?
Following allegations of impropriety over the handling of a controversial climate change report, a government watchdog group now wants to know whether there was any collaboration between the report’s lead author and a key Obama adviser. On March 27, Judicial ...
Why do we write laws down?
It sounds like a question that ought to have an obvious answer, but it isn’t. The fight over the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is one reminder of that.
Sisi, Trump, and the Politics of Designating the Muslim Brotherhood
Hopes that the Trump administration will designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization have hit rough waters, with anonymous officials citing concerns about diplomatic blowback and frayed relationships with Muslims at home and abroad. The leaks come on the ...
Perils of the Gender Trap
You see a pair of laughing eyes,
and suddenly you’re sighing sighs.
You’re thinking nothing’s wrong,
you string along, boy, then snap.
Those eyes, those sighs,
they’re part of the tender trap.
— “The Tender Trap,” sung ...
A Free-Market Think Tank Sues Washington State over Union Bullying
On November 8, voters in the State of Washington approved Ballot Initiative 1501, the Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals’ Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act. At the time, the measure’s advocates argued that the measure would increase criminal penalties for targeting seniors ...
As late as earlier this week, some in the White House were saying that for the U.S. to pursue the ouster of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad would be “silly.” But after President Donald Trump’s strong statement on Wednesday ...
Ancient Laws, Modern Wars
The most dangerous moments in foreign affairs often come after a major power seeks to reassert its lost deterrence.
The United States may be entering just such a perilous transitional period.
Rightly or wrongly, China, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and ...
Boston Globe Asks ‘What’s With’ Melania Trump Crossing Her Arms in White House Photo
On Tuesday, the Boston Globe published an article examining Melania Trump’s official White House photo, and promoted it with a tweet asking: “So what’s with the crossed arms?”
The White House released an official portrait of Melania Trump. ...
Thinking about Pence and O'Reilly
Last week, we spent six or seven days gawping at Vice President Mike Pence and his wife for their supposedly bizarre or retro marriage rules. Pence, as even villagers in Bora Bora doubtless know by now, does not attend one-on-one ...
Trump’s Failure to Fill Key Government Posts Is Stalling Key Pipeline Projects
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is not the country’s most well-known or controversial government agency. But if you care about building natural gas and oil pipelines or expanding the American power grid, it’s pretty important.
FERC consists of ...
The White House Should Not Be Promoting Mike Cernovich
In June, Mike Cernovich published a post at his blog Danger & Play, declaring that “there was more than one shooter” in the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fl., that killed 49 people and injured 53 others; on Twitter, he accused the government ...
Black Rifle Coffee — the Taste of Freedom
If you walk into the local coffee shop in many parts of the country, you might reasonably expect to find it crammed with Millennials in Bernie! T-shirts and beanies, typing away on Apple laptops emblazoned with peace signs and “I ...
The Left Can Cite Scripture for Its Own Purpose
Leftists, it seems, have discovered the Bible.
This week, the Washington Post ran a story by Caitlin Dewey with this shocking headline: “GOP lawmaker: The Bible says the unemployed ‘shall not eat.’” The lawmaker at issue was Representative Jodey Arrington (...
Lawmakers Should Tread Carefully on Trade Policy
American policymakers should tread carefully in their quest to reverse the negative effects of globalization.
As Congress and the Trump administration turn their attention to international trade, they should narrowly target assistance for U.S. workers harmed by trade agreements ...
What the U.S. Can Learn from Australia’s ‘Super’ Retirement System
In 1697, black swans were first discovered in Western Australia. In 1983, Australians discovered a golden goose. This is the true story of the Eighth Wonder of the World: Australian Superannuation. In a new political history, Keating’s and Kelty’s Super ...
Trump Should Press China on Its Support of North Korea
With President Xi Jinping of China visiting the U.S. this week, many wish they could be the proverbial fly on the wall at the Mar-a-Lago estate as these two world leaders hash out an array of important issues. President ...
The Northwestern University Rape Outbreak that Wasn’t
Campus feminists whipped up a Category 5 frenzy over sexual-assault allegations at a Northwestern University fraternity in February. But last week the school’s vice president for student affairs, Patricia Telles-Irvin, was forced to muster up her best impression of Saturday ...
The President Is This Presidency’s Worst Enemy
The conservative commentariat is full of suggestions these days for how Donald Trump can salvage his first 100 days.
F. H. Buckley, the organizer of “Scholars and Writers for Trump,” writes in the New York Post that the president should “split” ...
The Long Shadow of Roe Haunts the Supreme Court Debate
As Senate Democrats prepare to filibuster one of the most qualified Supreme Court picks in a generation, as they continue to seethe that Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, was denied a hearing, and as Republicans prepare to nuke the ...
Susan Rice’s White House Unmasking: A Watergate-style Scandal
The thing to bear in mind is that the White House does not do investigations. Not criminal investigations, not intelligence investigations.
Why is that so important in the context of explosive revelations that Susan Rice, President Obama’s ...
Journey to the Center of the Country
There have been roughly two sorts of Democratic presidents over the last century. A few were revolutionaries who sought to take the country leftward with them. They were masters of “never letting a serious crisis go to waste” transformations and ...
What Exactly Is Scandalous about Trump’s ‘Russia Scandal’?
A recent report in Spain’s El País touts “the Spanish connection with Trump’s Russia scandal”:
On February 1, Alexander Porfirievich Torshin, 63, a Russian politician and banker who is close to Vladimir Putin and whom the Spanish anti-corruption prosecutor ...
It’s Time for the U.S. to Reassess Its Role in the U.N.’s Farcical ‘Human Rights Council’
An Evangelical Filipino man who lived several years in Saudi Arabia recently told me about life for a Christian there. It’s a familiar story: hiding from the henchmen of an oppressive regime to worship in house churches, fearing arrest, ...
Disinvited, Re-invited, Still Slighted: Jason Riley Speaks at Virginia Tech
On Thursday, Jason Riley, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, delivered the BB&T Distinguished Lecture at Virginia Tech University. His lecture, which centered on the problem of campus intolerance and ...
Some of the things the Republican leadership in Congress has to do are hard to get done by their very nature, and serious citizens understand that. Health-care reform is one obvious example. Immigration reform is another. But there are other ...
‘The Greatest Deregulatory Endeavor’
British prime minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday, beginning the two-year process in which the U.K. must negotiate an agreement for its withdrawal from the European Union. During this process, the U.K. government ...
Throughout its history, the United States Senate has experienced disgraceful filibusters (Strom Thurmond against the 1957 Civil Rights Act), entertaining filibusters (Huey Long in 1935 reciting a fried-oyster recipe) and symbolic filibusters (Rand Paul making a point about drone strikes in 2013). But ...
The Media Botches the Story of Team Trump’s Financial Disclosures
The New York Times spent the weekend in a hysterical frenzy over the financial-disclosure forms of key Trump advisers, despite the fact that the disclosures provided virtually no information we did not already know. Politico and the Washington Post joined ...
Congress Begins to Reclaim Power from the Administrative State
The Senate voted last week to overturn a Department of Health and Human Services rule regarding state disbursement of Title X funding. In addition to providing a much-needed restoration of federalism, the vote served as the latest example of the 115...
Good-bye to the Senate Filibuster of Supreme Court Nominations
You have to hand it to Chuck Schumer — he was dealt a brutal hand, but the man is putting on, if not a master class, a graduate-level seminar in misdirection and obfuscation. In the blink of a November eye, the ...
Secularism Is No Match for Radical Islam
Trudging around the ruined Church of St. Addai, in the empty Christian town of Karemlash, I saw clearly where radical Islamic extremism leads. This was only days before the attack on Westminster in London on March 22. With broken glass underfoot ...
Our Fight for ‘Butter Freedom’
Wisconsin is well known as the Dairy State, and — as demonstrated by Green Bay Packer fans wearing foam-cheese wedges as hats — its citizens are justly proud of that moniker. But when government takes a good thing like dairy prowess and ...
Our president and ‘Sleepy Eyes’ Todd, &c.
Talk to many conservatives, and they’ll tell you that this is the way you ought to respond to Donald Trump: Praise him for the good things he does; criticize him for the bad things he does. So, a conservative’...
Here Come the Pizza Gestapo
How many different ways are there to make a Domino’s pizza? The answer might interest you.
It might also interest the Food and Drug Administration — at least, it should.
The nation’s franchise restaurants are about one month away ...
For Corporate Social Hypocrisy, See Unilever’s CEO
The bottom line is that Paul Polman is not focused on the bottom line.
Polman is CEO of Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer-products multinational. Managing a corporation that operates in 100 countries, markets 400 different brands, employs 169,000 people, and grossed $56 billion in 2016 should ...
The Republican Health-Care Crack-Up
Republicans are showing more eagerness to blame one another for defeat on health care than they ever did to gain a victory. After the House leadership’s health-care bill had to be pulled from the floor for lack of votes, ...
The Yasser Arafat of the Democratic Party
The late terrorist Yasser Arafat (1929-2004) was famous for saying one thing to American media and the opposite to Palestinian audiences. To U.S. presidents and chief diplomatic correspondents he would profess his desire for peace and for a two-state ...
Democrats Know the Election Was Legitimate but Persist in a Dangerous Fraud
‘Horrifying!” inveighed an indignant Hillary Clinton at the last presidential debate, less than three weeks before Election Day. What so horrified her? Donald Trump’s refusal to pledge that he would accept the legitimacy of the election.
Trump speculated that ...
No, It Wasn’t ‘Racist’ or ‘Sexist’ for Sean Spicer to Tell a Reporter to Stop Shaking Her Head
People are accusing White House press secretary Sean Spicer of being “racist” and “sexist” for telling a reporter to stop shaking her head — because the reporter was black and female, and apparently any criticism of anyone with these attributes automatically ...
“Prayer is the life-breath of the soul’s relationship with God,” Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez writes in his foreword to Fire from Above: Christian Contemplation and Mystical Wisdom. And, he writes, “If we are to recover our true humanity ...
What President Trump’s Energy and Climate Executive Order Does — and Doesn’t Do
As one would expect from a president who is a master of political theater, the backdrop for this week’s announcement of his executive order “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” was dramatic: President Trump, with twelve all-American-looking coal-miners flanking ...