Category Archives: Helping the Poor
Then: “Mayor deBlasio stands with religious groups that worship in public schools,” by Corinne Lestch. Daily News, April 8, 2014.
Now: “DeBlasio asks high court to uphold ban on churches in schools,” by Emily Belz. World, January 15, 2015.
National Review columnist Kevin Williamson sees a parallel between Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s (actual) support for aborting the children of poor parents and the lyrics of ’70s punk band The Dead Kennedy’s (satirical) song “Kill the Poor.”
“We Only Whisper It:” Justice Ginsburg Sings Another Verse of “Kill the Poor,” by Kevin D. Williamson. National Review Online, September 24, 2014.
Peter Wehner, Yuval Levin, and several other essayists propose a new direction for American conservatives in a collection entitled “Room to Grow,” published but the Young Guns Network. It has been received with both praise and criticism.
“The New Right,” by David Brooks. The New York Times, June 9, 2014.
“Growing Conservatism.” Editorial, National Review Online, May 23, 2014.
“What Dave Brat Taught Conservatives,” by Kim Strassel. The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2014.
“Room to Grow,” Peter Wehner, et. al. Young Guns Network.
“The Last Communist City,” by Michael J. Totten. City Journal, Spring 2014.
“Liberty, Equality Efficiency,” by Paul Krugman. The New York Times, March 9, 2014.
“10 Problems with Obama’s Income Inequality Speech,” by Jennifer Rubin. Washington Post “Right Turn” blog, December 5, 2013.
“Four Big Conservative Lies About Inequality,” by Robert Reich. BillMoyers.com, May 7, 2014.
Video: “Facts and Fallacies with Thomas Sowell,” Chapter 4. Hoover Institution.
Video: “Margaret Thatcher on Socialism,” House of Commons, November 22, 1990.
Richard Doerflinger of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops explains in clear terms how the Affordable Care Act makes funds available for elective abortion and violates the consciences of Catholics and other people who hold traditional values.
“A Careful Reading,” by Richard M. Doerflinger. America, April 7, 2014.
Robert P. Jones writes, “At first glance, the link between evangelicals and Catholics seems like a political match made in heaven…. But the pope’s call for economic justice complicates the relationship, because it calls both Catholics and evangelicals to cooperation beyond a narrow band of cultural politics. It remains to be seen whether this evangelical flock will hear in Pope Francis’ broader message the voice of a shepherd they can follow.”
“Pope Francis’s Challenge to the Evangelical-Catholic Coalition,” by Robert P. Jones. The Atlantic, April 17, 2014.
“Fighting Family Breakdown Will Take More Than Contraception,” by Anna Southerland. Family Studies (blog), January 27, 2014.
“Invisible Child,” by Andrea Elliott. The New York Times, December 9, 2013.
Many of the most familiar stereotypes about American poverty—like urban settings and single mothers—don’t apply to Appalachia. Kevin Williamson writes a serious and thought provoking essay for National Review, after a visit to Owsley County, Kentucky.
“The White Ghetto,” by Kevin D. Williamson. National Review, January 9, 2014.
(House Reading Group, January 30, 2014)
“No, Evangelicals Are Not United on Immigration Reform,” by Timothy Dalrymple. Patheos, August 9, 2013.
“Immigration and the Welcoming Church,” by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. The Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2013.
“Understanding Evangelicals and Immigration Reform,” by Michael Gerson. The Washington Post, November 7, 2013.
“Evangelical Support for Immigration Reform is Biblical, Not Political,” by Matthew Soerens. Patheos, March 13, 2013.
Southern Baptist Convention resolution: “On Immigration and the Gospel,” June, 2011.
“For Evangelicals, Reasons to Be Cautious on Immigration Reform,” by Mark Tooley. Patheos, March 11, 2013.