Authors
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…

I never got his name, but the man in the black balaclava was a merry companion as the two of us walked several blocks of Constitution Avenue chatting and chanting last Friday afternoon. We had come separately to the March…

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