First Principles

American Church

America is no longer like that place where old Frenchmen gathered on a frigid Sunday morning to pray. It is, here and there, like the church with its head cut off but still regretting the operation.

Do You Have a DP?

Ronald Reagan knew who he was, who made the world, who created order and freedom in it, and, especially after the attempted assassination, that God had a distinct plan for his own life.

An America First Family Policy

Instead of pouring money into other countries or hiring 87,000 new, armed IRS agents to kick down the doors of the American middle class, we should look at funding and strengthening the family.

Love, Actually 

Missing from many discussions of the attack on masculinity and what can be done to rescue it, is any recognition of a deeper humanity and the love that is required to sustain it.

David Tucker’s Purity Test

A critical reader tries to make sense of a historian’s sweeping assertions about the Declaration of Independence, natural right, and national conservatism.

Finally, Rushdie

We can only hope that as a result of this shocking crime, some Westerners who’ve carefully toed the Muslim line on free speech will rediscover their voices and learn a long-overdue lesson in courage.

America Never Existed

We are in danger of losing not only the habits and institutions of republican self-government, but our very ability to remember and understand them. It will be as if America never existed.