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What's Going on in Syria? - Joe Carter

In 2011, during the Middle Eastern protest movement known as the Arab Spring, protesters in Syria demanded the end of Ba’ath Party rule and the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, whose family has held the presidency in the country since 1971.   Read more...

When Theory Meets Practice - Rev. Robert A. Sirico

Aristide's "liberation theology" became Haiti's problem. Plus the case against anger in politics.  Read more...

Where have all the leaders gone? - Rex Murphy

A few days ago, people all over the world celebrated the 94 graceful and inspiring years Nelson Mandela has been on Earth.  Read more...

Where's Obama's 'Evil Empire' Speech? - Lorne Gunter

In an interview five years ago with the Weekly Standard magazine, former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky described the “brilliant moment” when he and his fellow prisoners in Siberia learned of Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech.  Read more...

Who Is Noam Chomsky? - Roger Scruton

Noam Chomsky's popularity owes little or nothing to the eminent place that he occupies in the world of ideas.  Read more...

Who was the most right-wing man in history? - Paul Johnson

The recent death of Michael Wharton, aged 92, raises the interesting question: who was the most right-wing person who ever lived?  Read more...

Whose world is it, anyway? - LORNE GUNTER

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), there are as many as 17,000 of them worldwide.  Read more...

Why America Can’t Do Without Religion - William E. Simon Jr.

Religious liberty is far more than just liberty for the religious. It is vital for all citizens. Putting religion back into the place where the framers intended it is not just a policy item on the order of tax cuts, health care, and missile defense. It is taking care of our foundation.  Read more...

Why Communion Could Be Denied to Anti-Life Legislators - Rev. Thomas Williams

Sometimes a prophetic voice is needed to shake people out of their moral lethargy, especially when people have come to accept as "normal" something which by rights should provoke moral outrage.   Read more...

Why I Am Not a Pacifist - Dwight Longenecker

Last week our ten-year-old son was encouraged by his teachers to write a letter to Tony Blair protesting the war in Iraq. I was grateful that the school was instilling an interest in current events and Christian morality, but I wasn't impressed with their attempt to help the children understand both sides of the question.  Read more...

Why I smoke (cigars) - Dennis Prager

There are few personal confessions more likely to alienate many Americans than to admit to smoking.  Read more...

Why I'm Rooting for the Religious Right - James Taranto

I am not a Christian, or even a religious believer, and my opinions on social issues are decidedly middle-of-the-road. So why do I find myself rooting for the "religious right"?   Read more...

Why it matters that our democracy trust in God - Father Robert Barron

I was pleased to see that the United States Supreme Court recently dismissed a suit brought by Michael Newdow, a Sacramento man who wanted to remove the phrase “In God We Trust” from the nation’s coins and paper currency, as well as from the fronts of our public buildings.   Read more...

Why We Need a Marriage Amendment - Robert P. George & David L. Tubbs

Despite its widespread appeal, the states' rights solution won't work. Without a federal marriage amendment, we're going to wind up with same-sex marriage in all 50 states. And here's why.  Read more...

Why We're Here - Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Man's Search for Meaning is one of the most widely read books of the last century. But nobody should be surprised.  Read more...

Why you must vote and what you can expect - Benjamin D. Wiker

Do not expect more than democracy can deliver, but do help deliver democracy from itself.  Read more...

Will someone buy Melinda Gates a copy of the "Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church"? - Carl E. Olson

Melinda Gates is certainly free to pursue her misguided quest to gift the Third World with contraceptives. But if she has any integrity at all, she needs to stop presenting her work as being informed by Catholic social doctrine or implying that it reflects authentic Catholic moral teaching.  Read more...

Will the Real Catholic please stand up? - Mary Jo Anderson

Sacramento Bishop William Weigand is making headlines doing what bishops are supposed to do, calling the faithful back to the teachings of the faith. Gov. Gray Davis of California and other "Catholic" politicians like Nancy Pelosi or John Kerry who trumpet their support for abortion "...put their souls at risk and are not in good standing with the church", said Weigand.   Read more...

Words of Gratitude - Brad Miner

I watched and heard history as I was coming of age, which was when Michael Novak was making history — a great coming-of-age story in its own way, that's all in his elegant and entertaining new memoir, Writing from Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative.   Read more...


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