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Common Good Republicans

I experienced a bit of shock recently while attending a conference hosted by the Napa Institute. I was listening to J. D. Vance, a U.S. Senate candidate from Ohio and the author of Hillbilly Elegy. In his interview on the conference’s final evening, Vance attacked Republican support for the . . . . Continue Reading »

A Tale of Two Pregnancies

Most people who believe abortion to be wrong believe it to be wrong intrinsically. By contrast, those who do not believe abortion to be wrong make a utilitarian deduction: A child at the wrong time can be a bad thing. Therefore, ending its life can be a good thing. A right to abortion, they believe, . . . . Continue Reading »

The Rolling Revolution

Norms about sex, sexuality, marriage, and family life have been upended by a rolling revolution that wastes nothing, builds upon everything, and can never be satisfied. Scott Yenor, a professor of political ­science at Boise State University, describes how this revolution has advanced so far, and . . . . Continue Reading »

Homo Amazonicus

For religious conservatives, Alec MacGillis’s Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America is one of the most important books to appear in quite some time. That may sound like an odd claim. As his title suggests, MacGillis has written about Amazon’s dramatic reorganizing of the . . . . Continue Reading »

The Fury of the Fatherless

The Trump administration’s recent designation of several American cities as “anarchic jurisdictions” may turn out to have been nothing more than a quixotic gambit in the supercharged run-up to November 3. But the fact that it was thinkable in the first place points to a truth beyond electoral . . . . Continue Reading »

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