Time for a Leaner, Smarter Penal System

This week The Washington Post drew attention to a new Pew poll indicating that a majority of Americans believe it’s time to move away from the policy of mandatory minimum sentencing in…..

How Not to Waste Your College Years

There is an unfortunate trend in modern higher education that goes against conservative and progressive ideals alike. By nature of their process, top schools in the U.S. are perpetuating and…..

Marriage Still Matters

A recent Pew study made headlines last week, revealing that “as values, economics, and gender patterns change . . . the share of American adults that have never been married…..

Boomers vs. Millenials

There have been countless recent articles analyzing the millennial generation and its distinctive characteristics, but too many are ignoring an upcoming conflict that could define the generation: the aging baby…..

The Secular Left’s End Around

In the public policy arena, the past few decades have seen a constant conflict between Christian conservatives and secular liberals. These two factions have sparred openly over a variety of…..

The Loss of Christian Empathy

Maclean’s recently featured a compelling summary of our rapidly-deteriorating communities titled “The End of Neighbours.” The expertly-written piece by Brian Bethune is one of the better articles you’ll read this…..

Disposing of Those with Down Syndrome

In today’s culture we are constantly cajoled about the need to concern ourselves with “niche interests” and to demonstrate acceptance for those who choose to live “outside the norm.” It…..

Unexpected Joys of a Small Town

After spending years in a densely-populated part of Virginia, I have now lived in a small town in my home state of Wisconsin for the past four years. It’s a…..

Corruption and Cronyism in the Old Dominion

The first week of the McDonnell corruption trial has concluded, and if the testimony thus far is any indication, things aren’t looking good for the defendants. Regardless of the ultimate…..

Truth On Our Side?

One of the primary critiques of religion popular among New Atheists and secularists generally is that it is arrogant and close-minded for any group to claim a monopoly on Truth……

Lies, Damned Lies, and Missing Hard Drives

If ever a federal agency has made ineptitude into an art form, it has to be the IRS. After months of stonewalling and grandstanding and Fifth Amendment privilege-pleading before congressional…..

Homes for Those Without a Place

The idea of home, of a sense of place, is a vital thread in conservative thought. It’s crucial to the conservative emphasis on community, family, and local institutions. Yet amid…..

The Triumph of Law Over Ideology

It’s been almost a week since the Supreme Court issued their ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, and there appears to be no end in sight to the Left’s outrage…..

The Peril of Power

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above,…..

All Politics is Local

They say all politics is local, but this is easy to forget amidst the incessant frenzy of a 24-hour news cycle that tends to focus exclusively on national politics. For…..

You Don’t Own You

Over at Intercollegiate Review, Carter Skeel writes a short piece on how Self-Ownership is an Illusion. Unsurprisingly, his brief thoughts on moral stewardship and a debt to community are quickly…..

Stemming the Tide of “Progress”

Many people, when they hear talk of the growing “war on Christianity,” roll their eyes and dismiss the charges as mere political hyperbole designed to fire up the values voters…..