R.R. Reno is editor of First Things.

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While We’re At It

From the October 2016 Print Edition

♦ Early in July, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia issued a set of guidelines for implementing Pope Francis’s ­apostolic exhortation on marriage and family, Amoris Laetitia. The document urges the Church’s pastors to recognize that Catholics ­today are often profoundly misled by the prevailing . . . . Continue Reading »

The Elephant in the Room

From Web Exclusives

The global system—which is committed to the free flow of labor, goods, and capital—works well for the leadership class in Europe and North America, as it does for striving workers in China, India, and elsewhere. It doesn’t work so well for the middle class in the West. Thus, in the West, the led no longer share the economic interests of their leaders. Continue Reading »

Rotting-Flesh Reaganism

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Ted Cruz failed to endorse Donald Trump for president. Snore. It’s a sign of how out-of-touch our political class has become that they speak of Cruz as a possible presidential candidate. In him, see the rotting flesh of Reaganism, a noble political project that no longer speaks to our time. Continue Reading »

Denunciation Overload

From First Thoughts

Given the fact that the regular opinion writers for our nation's establishment liberal paper so often indulge in denunciation, I find it more than a little odd that everyone is hysterical about Donald Trump's intemperate rhetoric. Continue Reading »