In a thoughtful consideration of the state of the conservative movement, Peter Berkowitz writes of fellow conservatives: “They should distinguish among what they can alter, what they must accept and what they should embrace.
Out of the pages of history, the distinguished scholar and essayist Gertrude Himmelfarb offers intellectual, moral, and political aid for our time.
What a new history of American civil religion gets wrong.
Due process protections for the accused in campus cases alleging sexual assault have been under attack for decades.
Republicans have rarely had it so good or found themselves so politically vulnerable.
A man who is in numerous respects the antithesis of moderation has assumed what many see as the most powerful office in the world. Moderation is often regarded as a good thing.
Speaking in praise of freedom has fallen out of fashion in American politics. That throws public discourse out of step with the country’s constitutional system, which puts a premium on protecting individual liberty.
The Ten Commandments tell us nothing directly, and little indirectly, about the proper limits of government power. For that we must turn to John Locke.
The love of liberty has nourished our nation since before its founding. Yet classical liberalism, which ought to provide common ground for left and right in the United States, is under attack today by prominent elements of both.
Lessons from the Supreme Court, the Bush administration, and Hillary Clinton.
The term “moderation” has an antiquated ring. It is rarely heard these days except to mock those who are afraid to offend and eager to please.
The debasement of liberal education is a little-discussed but long-standing cause of the much-discussed polarization of our politics.
The Constitution blends political ideas into a harmonious whole. Modern partisan warfare, on the other hand, sharpens differences and dulls the harmony, and democracy suffers.
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Monday launched a commission on “unalienable rights” that will help the State Department determine what it considers a universal human right when deciding to commit American support.
Contrasting positions on American exceptionalism go to the heart of what distinguishes the 2016 Republican presidential field from its Democratic counterpart.
As the Republican presidential candidates head into the home stretch of the primary-season-opening Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1, few conservatives are content with the condition of conservatism.
Republicans who actually want their party to win the White House next year are increasingly worried.
The divisions among American conservatives have generally been more evident -- certainly to conservatives -- than the principles that might unite them. President Reagan’s two terms are the exception. The pronounced divisions of today are the rule.