by | Jan 31, 2020

If we’re more divided now than we were at any time since the Civil War, ask yourself where we’d be in an easily imagined future world in which impeachment has fizzled, Trump is reelected, and a few more conservative judges…

by | Jan 22, 2020

A new European Union scheme, championed by an official who sings the praises of “political Islam,” advocates expanding religious influence over all areas of European public life, to little opposition. Meanwhile, in the United States, the question of religion in…

by | Dec 7, 2019

It was alarming and embarrassing in equal measure. Halfway through a posh, international dinner party near London, the woman to my left put it to me bluntly: “You’re a functioning alcoholic.” It was quite an accusation, not least since we’d…

by | Jul 21, 2019

A century ago, in July 1919, Germany began its journey to the lowest reaches of Hades. Another 26 years would pass before a previously civilized, enlightened people finally emerged, their nation in ruins, its cities bombed and its countryside occupied….

by | Dec 22, 2017

Last Sunday, Vladimir Putin called President Trump to thank him for CIA information that was used to foil a terror plot in St. Petersburg. A terror cell associated with ISIS was planning to attack the Kazan Cathedral, as well as…

by | Jan 9, 2017

Before the holidays, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual population estimates, which account for certain population trends across the country. Commonwealth Foundation, focusing specifically on the historic decline in the Keystone State’s population, noted Pennsylvania was one of only eight…

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