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…..

Sin and the Separation of Powers

How two Founding Fathers’¬†understanding of man influenced the Constitution. Increasing numbers of Americans have been self-identifying as irreligious or atheistic, especially among my fellow Millennials. With an almost prophetic fervor…..

Why Congress Should Rethink Impeachment

Is It Opening Pandora’s Box to Reconsider the Impeachment Powers? Separation of powers is once again in the news with the perennially heralded claim that an imperial presidency threatens to…..