by | Aug 21, 2018

The Pennsylvania horrors go hand in hand. First, the grand jury report; the accounts of abuse, humiliation, and degradation visited on young people, then hidden from view as far as possible — made to seem just, oh you know, sort…

by | Jul 13, 2018

On Wednesday, July 11th, the United States Embassy in Vietnam issued a statement criticizing a decision by a Vietnamese appeals court to continue to detain three human rights activists for “propaganda against the State.” These activists were not part of…

by | Jul 11, 2018

On Monday, Nigerian forces transferred 183 children to UNICEF and the civilian portions of the government. Unlike the United States, which has been detaining children due to immigration status, Nigeria was holding these children on suspicion of involvement with the…

by | Mar 20, 2018

How rarely reason guides the stubborn choice, Rules the bold hand, or prompts the suppliant voice, How nations sink, by darling schemes oppress’d, When vengeance listens to the fool’s request. — Dr. Johnson It is a strange experience to immerse…

by | Feb 28, 2018

The rap on Billy Graham — and it wasn’t much of one, given the essential sweetness, you might say holiness, of his character — was that he hung around politicians, and especially presidents, too much: to the point of joining…

by | Feb 2, 2018

Religious intolerance is a global constant. The defeat of the Islamic State is good news, but persecutors were active before ISIS arose and persecutors will remain active despite the group’s collapse. In many nations freedom of conscience is seen as…

by | Aug 23, 2017

The Knights of Columbus’ distinctive feather-crowned admiral chapeau (it was never referred to as a hat) has just gone the way of the tri-corn headgear of George Washington’s Continental Army. At the Knights’ annual convention this summer, Supreme Knight Carl…

by | Jul 25, 2017

Once it became clear most Christian leaders were bored with orthodox Christianity, and had thrown in with the Social Justice game, progressives removed their talons from the flesh of a faith unwilling to tout its own premises. It got tedious…

by | Jul 10, 2017

It would seem that there is no limit to the hatred that the UN is willing to direct towards Israel and towards the Jewish people. While the mission of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) is…

by | Jun 6, 2017

So: more police on the streets; better intelligence; better security arrangements; less nonsense when it comes to toleration of the outrageous. The British are doing what they must and can to ward off future terrorist-related catastrophes. It may help. It…

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