John J. DiIulio, Jr.
On July 1, 2008, Barack Obama gave a speech and interviews in Zanesville, Ohio in which he declared that, if elected president, he would constitute a Council on Faith-Based and Community Partnerships in his White House. That day he addressed three separate but related sets of questions . . . . Continue Reading »
Nat Hentoff From the beginning, so very long ago, of the 2008 presidential campaign, many of the horde of self-proclaimed independent journalists reported that the Democrats were strategically moving toward the center, seeking some sort of common ground even with pro-lifers. Yet, when the Supreme . . . . Continue Reading »
Lonnie Athens, a little“known criminologist at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, has written two books about violent criminals, the first pub lished in 1992, the second in 1997. Based on in“depth interviews with over a hundred prisoners convicted of extreme acts of violence, he . . . . Continue Reading »
Over the years, First Things has done a good job of highlighting the issue of prison overcrowding, the rehabilitative efficacy of faith-based treatment programs for inmates, and the negative social and moral consequences of employing such discredited and degrading (but once again fashionable) penal . . . . Continue Reading »