R.R. Reno is editor of First Things.
R. R. Reno
We’re all on edge. Only this morning, two of my neighbors were bickering in the lobby of our building. I was saddened but not surprised by the acrimony. The virus makes us anxious about our health and that of those we love. Public health measures put civic life on hold. Many of our cities are . . . . Continue Reading »
In the battles to be waged in the public square let us remember to keep first things first.
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I put on a dark suit this morning, something somber for this day of remembrance. Continue Reading »
It was late May and early June. Black Lives Matter protests were gripping cities across the nation. They were accompanied by violence and destruction, yet the media cheered and mayors announced their support. Polling indicated that the American public was sympathetic. But aside from spontaneous . . . . Continue Reading »
Police and other legitimate representatives of the state need to regain control of the streets. Continue Reading »
The relief bill offers an ideal opportunity to redress the harms of higher education and move our educational culture in a direction that serves all Americans. Continue Reading »
I traveled through the middle of America for nearly two weeks, and almost everyone I spoke with expressed frustration, anxiety, disquiet, despair. Continue Reading »
The First Things mid-year campaign was a great success. Continue Reading »
The Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, which incorporates sexual orientation and gender identity into Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, is a victory for gay rights advocates and entrenches gender ideology into civil rights law. Many are asking about its implications . . . . Continue Reading »
It’s tempting to recoil from the present uncertainty and see in it only dark possibilities. But we must not underestimate God’s providence. Continue Reading »