Month: January 2019

  • Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

    Christine Rousselle reports on Sen. Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, his response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s legalization of abortion in New York up to birth and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed bill which would have allowed abortion throughout pregnancy, including for women actively in labor: U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) has announced that […]

  • Unsettled law

    Clarke D. Forsythe writes on Roe v. Wade’s 46th anniversary: The U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 opinion in Roe v. Wade is as controversial today as when it was first decided. … It is unsettled today for numerous reasons, but three stand out: the extreme scope of the court’s nationwide legalization of abortion; the inherent defects that…

  • Conservation is conservative

    Ben Sixsmith write that conservatives would do well to drop their scorn for environmental and conservationist issues. We don’t need to subscribe to anthropogenic climate change to recognize that care and stewardship of the natural world is inherently a conservative impulse: Mentioning the environment to a conservative is liable to elicit a similar response that…

  • René Girard and metaphysical desire

    Cynthia L. Haven writes on René Girard: Armed with a copy of the Iliad and a shovel, Heinrich Schliemann set out to find Troy in 1871. Two years later, he hit gold. He was vilified as an amateur, an adventurer and a con man. As archaeologists refined their methods of excavation in the subsequent decades,…

  • Spiritual graces and solidarity

    Hannah Brockhaus reports on Pope Francis’s homily from the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, earlier this month: One of the grave injustices of today, he said, is the vast disparity in wealth which exists in many countries around the world. “When society is no longer based on the principle of solidarity and…