James R. Rogers on why Christians should oppose factions :
The American founders identified party with faction. But that doesnt hold up, and not simply because the founders themselves started early forms of political parties. In Madisons definition, factions are not simply groups of people who seek to advance a common goal. The critical element in the definition is that the group pursues a goal or interest that is adverse to the rights of another group or is adverse to the general welfare.
Also today, Elizabeth Scalia on the Knox Bible:
The so-called Knox Bible, which he began at the urging of the bishops of England and Wales in 1936 and completed nine years later. A beautifully bound volume, I find myself responding with fresh eyes to the layout, which is formatted like prose, and the minimal distraction of footnotes. This is not a study bible; its a reading bible, and Knoxs language pulls us into the scriptural stories and images we know so very well and then elevates us with its staggering beauty.
And in our third feature, Ramesh Ponnuru on what George McGovern wrought :
Secular liberals, including feminists, pulled the party sharply left on social issues. Over McGoverns objections, they tried to make the Democratic platform of 1972 support legal abortion; they later succeeded. In 1980, over Jimmy Carters objections, they succeeded in making the platform support taxpayer-funded abortion too. (Carter had signed the Hyde Amendment, which restricted funding.) Since then, every Democratic presidential nominee has favored both Roe and taxpayer funding of abortion.