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A Pope and a President in Poland

The greatest speeches given in Poland in the modern era were delivered in June 1979 by a pope. Ten months into his papacy, John Paul II sweetly asked the government of Poland for permission to journey home from Rome to visit his people. Europe was divided between the politically free and the unfree, on one […]

The Conservative ‘Resistance’ Is Futile 

Democrats, in their role as opponents of President Trump, have taken to calling themselves “the resistance.” But I was startled a few days ago when a thoughtful, much-admired conservative commentator used the same term on TV—casually, as if “the resistance” was just the obvious term. Everyone is saying it. It’s no accident that the left […]

Back to the Center, Democrats 

The path back to power for the Democratic Party today, as it was in the 1990s, is unquestionably to move to the center and reject the siren calls of the left, whose policies and ideas have weakened the party. In the early 1990s, the Democrats relied on identity politics, promoted equality of outcomes instead of […]

Robert P. Jones on the Decline of White Christian America

Down the home stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign, one of Donald Trump’s most consistent talking points was a claim that America’s changing demographics and culture had brought the country to a precipice. He repeatedly cast himself as the last chance for Republicans and conservative white Christians to step back from the cliff, to preserve […]

Was the American Revolutionary War Just?

The Queen appears to hold to the common belief that the American revolution was justified. This belief has prevailed, almost unquestioned, among many, if not most, Americans. The extreme view casts the American Revolutionary War as a simple affair in which the forces of liberty stood against those of tyranny. But is the proper moral analysis […]