In the ceaseless struggle between civilization and barbarism, America has tipped the scales toward civilization, toward freedom and justice. In many ways, it has organized its national life—its economic, military, and moral resources—toward this end. Are we still up to the task?
Joseph LoconteApril 23, 2019
President George H.W. Bush was a principled Christian politician who was devoted to public service as an outgrowth of his faith, and not in spite of it.
Daniel StrandDecember 5, 2018
Jesuit priest and author Thomas Reese wrote a Religion News Service column critical of the US missile strikes on Syria’s…
Mark TooleyApril 15, 2018
In an era where old debates over immigration are resurfacing, Guor Maker’s only-in-America story is a reminder of how important immigrants are to this nation—and how much they sacrifice to serve and defend their new home.
Alan DowdApril 2, 2018
St. Thomas Aquinas knew more than his modern emendators do about grounding his just war deliberations—and much else—in the cardinal moral virtue of prudence.
Robert G. KaufmanSeptember 27, 2017
Good character isn’t a matter of perfection, but rather direction. President George H.W. Bush always seemed to have that sense of direction, that internal compass keeping him—and America—on the right path.
Alan DowdAugust 21, 2017
It’s been widely noted that the U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian airbase seem at odds with Donald Trump’s electioneering opposition to American intervention. But there should be little surprise.
Mark TooleyApril 11, 2017
With the Middle East on fire, Europe on edge, Russia on the march, and China on the rise, America’s interlocking system of alliances is more important now than at any time since the beginning of the Cold War.
Alan DowdMarch 27, 2017