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Biden’s Collegiate Catholicism

Whereas John F. Kennedy encouraged Americans to view his Catholic faith as a private matter, Joe Biden has made his faith a defining element of his public identity. Biden wears a rosary bracelet, casually crosses himself during conversations with foreign dignitaries, and likes to conclude speeches . . . . Continue Reading »

Power Failure

Most conservative law students of the past three decades can probably recite by heart the principles of the Federalist Society, dutifully declared at the opening of every FedSoc event on every campus by a smartly dressed young officer of the chapter. They begin: “That the state exists to preserve . . . . Continue Reading »

Ike’s Insight

It takes a critical mass of citizens, living by certain virtues and the convictions that undergird them, to make a democracy work so that the result is individual human flourishing and social solidarity. Continue Reading »

The Cardinal and Jimmy

Quiet protests are not enough when dealing with a man like China’s Xi Jinping, who commits genocide against the Uyghurs and locks down entire cities. The Vatican megaphone was once something to be reckoned with. Its power is fading from disuse.  Continue Reading »

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