Category Archives: Contributors

The Long Retreat in the Culture War

The Republican rout in the Battle of Indianapolis provides us with a snapshot of the correlation of forces in the culture wars. Faced with a corporate-secularist firestorm, Gov. Mike Pence said Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act would not protect Christian bakers or florists who refuse their services to same-sex weddings. And the white flag went…

In Knots over Bowe

Let your imagination run wild for just a moment. Suppose, just suppose, We The People were represented in Washington by a press corps that is tough but fair, a press corps that holds the powerful accountable. One in which correspondents like Ed Henry and James Rosen are the rule, not the exception. Those fair-minded media…

Conservatives Serve Social Justice to Memories Pizza

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Social justice is a concept we typically identify with the liberal ideology. The belief held by many progressives is that you’re a victim of societal unfairness in America if you were born outside of this country’s traditional white male power structure. People without that privilege face less opportunity and more discrimination, thus society owes them…

Will Bob Corker Save the GOP?

“Pat, sometimes it seems like our friends want me to go over the cliff with flags flying,” President Reagan once told me. Today, it is “Bibi” Netanyahu and the neocons howling “kill the deal” and “bomb Iran” who are shoving the Republican Party toward the cliff. The question, which may decide 2016, may be framed…

America’s Decay Is Speeding Up

As one who loves America — not only because I am American, but even more so because I know (not believe, know) that the American experiment in forming a decent society has been the most successful in history — I write the following words in sadness: With few exceptions, every aspect of American life is…