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Brandon Arnold

In a 9,400-word essay published by Commonweal and funded by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation (“The Things We Share”), Joseph Bottum attempts to make a “Catholic” case for same-sex marriage. It’s a daring — not to say doomed…

The past four years have proven that Barack Obama does not understand what “diversity” means, and while that might be an occupational hazard for anyone as emotionally invested in community organizing as this president continues to be, it’s also the…

Remember the power ballad? It was a subgenre of rock music pioneered by Boston in 1976 and Styx a year later. From near-symphonic beginnings in “More Than a Feeling” and “Come Sail Away,” the power ballad elbowed its way to…

Bomber pilot lore has it that if you’re taking flak, you know you’re over the target, and it is with that observation in mind that sniping at outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is best understood. Karl Rove — he of…

It’s not often that a Senate oversight hearing provokes claims of bigotry and anti-Americanism. But that happened recently when Senator Tom Coburn called a hearing to examine the effectiveness of the Small Business Administration. Before he had even formally announced…

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