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In Defense of Paul Ryan

Maybe it’s because I’m of Anglo-Scottish descent, but Saint Patrick’s Day has never been especially significant for me. I do know, however, that it has long been the occasion for ...

Our Minimum-Wage Circus

With the release of the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the effects of the latest proposal to raise the federal minimum wage, we see confirmation that mandated minimum wages are, ...

Pope Francis and Poverty

If there is anyone in the world today who embodies the joy of the Christian Gospel, it is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. And the happiness offered by embracing and living true ...

Pope Francis: A Man of the Left?

It was inevitable. With the election of a new man to the Chair of Peter, we’re already seen an effort to portray him as “socially conservative” yet “economically progressive.” This ...

Rhetoric versus Reality

Each time I watch a State of the Union address, I find myself wondering what America’s Founders would think of the endless glad-handing, the false camaraderie, the relentless smiling just ...
Politics & Policy

Are We All Europeans Now?

Following President Obama’s reelection last Tuesday, the No. 1 question I’ve been asked by family, friends, colleagues, and even a few philosophical sparring partners is whether America is now nothing ...

Ryan’s Way

According to popular lore and their own mythology, the Left — secular or religious — are the ones who really care about those who aren’t as well off as the ...