Monday, May 25, 2015

CathCon Daily - 5/25/2015

On balancing the account of such wars, ten thousand hogsheads of sugar are purchased at ten thousand times their price. The blood of man should never be shed but to redeem the blood of man. It is well shed for our family, for our friends, for our God, for our country, for our kind. The rest is vanity; the rest is crime. - Edmund Burke

The Gay Rights Revolution in Ireland - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Aer Lingus - David Warren, Essays in Idleness

Land scarred by 'Mental Civil War' - John Waters, The News Referendum

Ireland's "Tolerant" Elite - Brendan O'Neill, The Spectator

Ireland's 40-Percent Solution - Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing

The False God of Economic Growth - Ralph Ancil, The Imaginative Conservative

Staging Scalia - John McGinnis, City Journal

End a Program That Actually Works? - Ed Feulner, The Daily Signal

Accidentally Disobey Judge’s Order on Immigration? - Hans von Spakovsky, The Daily Signal

The Holiness of Hobbitry - Adam Schwartz, The University Bookman

For-Profit and Non-profit Organizations...Same Civic Rights - John McGinnis, Liberty Law Blog

The Modernism of (Some) Religious Conservatism - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Meditations on Memorial Day - David Boaz, Cato

The Tyrannical Declaration of Independence - Ted McAllister, Nomocracy in Politics

In Defense of the American Military - Stephen Klugewicz, The Imaginative Conservative

With the Old Breed - Richard Reinsch, Liberty Law Blog


Saturday, May 23, 2015

CathCon Daily - 5/23/2015 (Weekend)

Otis v. Will on the Death Penalty - Paul Cassell, Volokh

Should Cars Be Recalled Over Peeling Labels? - Ed Feulner, Daily Signal

The Idyllic Torn Asunder: Hitchcock’s “The Birds” - Bradley Birzer, Imaginative Conservative

Low Fertility Is Just the Half of It - Fr. Mark Pilon, The Catholic Thing

Divine Comedy is Among Mankind's Essentials - Ian Thomson, The Independent

The Culture of Criticism - Jacob Soll, New Republic

Leo Strauss: The Right’s False Prophet - Kenneth B. McIntyre, Imaginative Conservative

The Case Against Modern Science - Michaels & Knappenberger, Cato

Social Liberalism in the U.S. on the Rise - Emily Ekins, Cato

Don’t Believe Voter Fraud Happens? - Hans von Spakovsky, Daily Signal

The Trials of Hannah Arendt - Corey Robin, The Nation

Texas Pastors Are Wrong about School Choice - Jason Bedrick, Cato

Mad Men and the American Consciousness - Lawler and Spiro, Liberty Law Blog

Stop Surrogacy Now: Why We Must Unite - Kathleen Sloan, Public Discourse


Friday, May 22, 2015

CathCon Daily - 5/22/2015

Experience has repeatedly confirmed that well-known maxim of Bacon's that "a little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." At the same time, when Bacon penned that sage epigram... he forgot to add that the God to whom depth in philosophy brings back men's minds is far from being the same from whom a little philosophy estranges them. - George Santayana

Candidates Republican and Socialist - Peter Lawler, NRO

Mental Health’s LGBT Blind Spot - Joseph Turner, The Federalist

Taking Impeachment Seriously - Michael Paulsen, Volokh

Pretending to Protect Vital Interests - Angelo Codevilla, Liberty Law Blog

Forgiveness Transcends Mistakes - Mark Hemingway, The Federalist

Originalists Need a Distinctive Theory of Precedent - John McGinnis, Liberty Law Blog

Two Allegories for the Marriage Question - Tyler Miller, Intercollegiate Review

Cruz: Personal Animosity Against Christians? - Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard

Noah & the Benedict Option - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Heads Christians Win, Tails Christians Lose - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Senator Calls for Ending Operation Choke Point - Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal

$100 Billion on 18 Food Programs Last Year - Joe Carter, Acton

The Realities of "Nightmare City" - Robert Woods, Imaginative Conservative

What the Fall of Ramadi Means - Patrick Buchanan, American Conservative

Another Op'nin, Another Show - Daniel McInerny, The Catholic Thing

A Few Words on The Flat Tax, FairTax, etc - Pete Spiliakos, NRO

Your Government-Approved Diet May Kill You - Aaron Tao, Mises