In Memoriam

Requiem for a General

By 12.19.08

Paul Weyrich brought evangelicals and Catholics together to fight the political battles of our times.

Political Hay

Obama and Catholics

By 11.25.08

He won them because he's not one of them.

Special Report

ACORN’s Unlikely Allies

By 10.23.08

The Catholic bishops funded left-wingers for too long.

The Nation's Pulse

American Papists

By 8.27.08

This time Nancy Pelosi has truly gone too far -- which isn't good news for Joe Biden either.

Abortions for Some, Small Unjust Wars for Others

By on 8.20.08 | 12:25PM

That's that impossible choice that this election offers Catholics, I argue in the Guardian today.

Streetcar Line

Do We Have a Prayer?

By 7.31.08

It is no secret that many prominent conservative columnists are willing to openly bear witness to their faith.

Streetcar Line

The Lowdown on the Slowdown

By 6.19.08

What a Republican should say about judges -- and about Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Special Report

St. John’s Fort

By 6.13.08

When President Bush meets with the Pope Benedict today, they'll have much to discuss.

Reader Mail

Tempers Run Hot


Is the Republican candidate mentally challenged? Hillary, West Virginia, and Homnick. Racism in play. Plus more on political climate change and other contentious matters.

Reductio ad abc-surdum

By on 4.17.08 | 11:07PM

Since Jim Fallows sums up my feelings on the Democratic debate I thought I'd make a couple narrow rebuttals. On this blog Phillip Klein defends ABC, writing, "If this were the first debate between the two candidates, I can understand the frustration, but given that this is the 21st debate, it's a different story. What kind of policy discussion is left to have among two candidates who agree on virtually everything?"