Matthew Schmitz is a former senior editor of First Things.
During the health care debate, pro-lifers were reassured that the proposed law would have more than sufficient conscience protections and abortion restrictions. Anyone who raised concerns about a big, messy, and very complicated bill was accused of “crying wolf” . Well, here comes the . . . . Continue Reading »
One of the stranger responses to the controversy over Juan Williams’ firing was National Review’s attack on public radio for rural America. They singled out for scorn the idea of coastal liberalism being broadcast in Ogallalla, Nebraska. They might as well have said . . . . Continue Reading »
Eric Rohmer, leading director of the French New Wave, died in January at age 89. During a career that spanned fifty years, he gained international acclaim and some box-office success. But he died having been loved for the wrong reasons… . Continue Reading »