Indifference To The Facts Of The Case

Ross Douthat argues that normally an attempted political assassination would have political benefits for the party of the target because of a “rally-round-the-flag” effect but that the left is squandering any of that potential good will with its reaction: violence against elected officials tends to benefit whichever party seems to be targeted —except in cases [Read More...]

The Pope Not Interested In “Perfect Ideological Conformity?”

Russ Douthat has a strange column in The New York Times today arguing that because the pope’s views cross the standard political lines of America’s left and right wings (denouncing both environmental destruction and embryonic) that he shows “that truth may not be served by perfect ideological conformity.” The church is not a think tank, [Read More...]