• Fake Crimes

    Catholics, Evangelical Christians, and pro-family organizations have a common adversary, one that is virulent and relentless. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a powerful progressive advocacy group that says its primary mission is to fight hatred, teach tolerance, and seek justice.... Read more
  • More media hypocrisy

    After the sexual harassment scandal involving movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, social media campaigns such as the #MeToo movement spread quickly. One survey by USA Today that questioned nearly 1,000 women working in the movie industry found that 94 percent claimed they also were harassed in the... Read more
  • The escalation of pornography: a ten-year update

    Recently, for a talk in Chicago to parents of high school boys, I had to update my knowledge based on a 2009 review of the effects of pornography. On this issue the world has changed a lot in less than ten years: the use of pornography has escalated and the effects are alarming. The most... Read more
  • Fatherless Shooters … as Liberals Push for Fatherless Families

    A fascinating fact has emerged in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting: 26 of the 27 deadliest mass shooters in American history all happened to share one thing in common. What might that be? Your favorite liberal might pipe up with anything and everything from casting a vote... Read more
  • The Freaks are Us

    Hollywood has produced a terrific, though historically inaccurate, movie based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum. It is a singing and dancing extravaganza that is highly compelling, though the songs are of the pop variety. Even so, the opening sequence alone, which recapitulates the story of... Read more
  • The New York Times Reacts to Falling Fertility Rates

    A recent article in The New York Times on America’s declining fertility rates—“American Fertility Is Falling Short of What Women Want” (I note the article’s title appears to have changed)—was as concerning and risible as the news they reported. The concerning part was its... Read more
  • The lab or love? Catholic women and STEM careers

      There is a manifest faith and science conflict that no one talks about, so here goes. Young Catholic women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (i.e., STEM careers) get mixed messages from their two cultures—scientific and Catholic. I am concerned... Read more
  • Is America Running Out of Patience with LGBT Activism?

    GLAAD, a leading gay advocacy outfit, released a new report showing that positive attitudes toward homosexuality and people who identify as LGBT have decreased a bit over the last few years. They sum up their findings rather starkly: “This year’s survey reflects a decline with people’s... Read more
  • America Needs More Gentlemen

    I used to think America needed a parent to help it behave. Now I think it needs a grandparent. Our culture has been so confused for so long on so many essentials, and has gotten so crosswise on the issue of men and women, that we need more than ever the wisdom of the aged. That was my thought... Read more
  • The Primal Scream of Identity Politics

    Just when it seemed as if the election of Donald Trump had rendered his supporters incoherent with triumphalism and his detractors incoherent with rage — thereby dumbing-down political conversation for a long time to come — something different and more interesting happened.  A genuine... Read more