February 28, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/28/2015 (Weekend Edition)

Why Does the Fed Fear an Audit? - Seth Lipsky, NYP

Leonard Nimoy, Icon - Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

There Is No Check On President Obama - Ben Domenech, The Federalist

On Net Neutrality - Henry Scanlon, The Federalist

The Cultural Ark - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Stop Asking for Energy Favoritism - Katie Tubb, The Daily Signal

Labor Force Participation: Who Is Working Less? - Salim Furth, The Daily Signal

The Russian “Conservative Mind” - Peter Rieth, The Imaginative Conservative

The Faithless Intelligence of Modernity - Joe Bissonnette, The Imaginative Conservative

Top-Two Fracturing - Pete Peterson, City Journal

How Money Production Can Worsen Income Inequality - Jorg Guido Hulsmann, Mises

The Clinton Conundrum - Irwin M. Stelzer, The Weekly Standard

Fátima vs. the Conspiracy Theories - Howard Kainz, The Catholic Thing

The Internet & Parched Souls - Gracy Olmstead, American Conservative

Our Heroic Protector (the American Sniper) - Peter Lawler, NRO

February 27, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/27/2015

Not Your Parents' Open House - Heather Mac Donald, City Journal

Elizabeth Warren Is Right About the Risk of Investor-State - Daniel Ikenson, Cato

The Real Faces of Under- and Unemployment - Justin Haskins, Human Events

Reversing Course in Illinois - George Will, Human Events

The Prophetic Eric Moutsos - Rod Dreher, Human Events

Should Wisconsin Pass a Right-to-Work Law? - Kelsey Harris, The Daily Signal

The Book That Deflated Darwin Day - John G. West, Intercollegiate Review

Overcriminalization Is a Problem in America - John Malcolm, The Daily Signal

Should the Federal Reserve Be Free of Supervision....? - Alex Pollock, Liberty Law Blog

Rahm’s Runoff - Aaron M. Renn, City Journal

The GOP Marches to Endless War - Patrick J. Buchanan, American Conservative

What's This Place For? - John Sanphillippo, New Geography

Truth-Telling and the Right of Self-Government - Carson Holloway, The Public Discourse

February 26, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/26/2015

Political Media Actively Loathe Christianity - Sean Davis, The Federalist

Feds and Superbugs - Betsy McCaughey, Human Events

Proust, "The Death of Cathedrals" - Marc DeGirolami, Mirror of Justice

How (Mostly) Not to Build a ‘Conservative Counterculture’ - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Problem With the Latest Version of No Child Left Behind - Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal

Burke, Historical Experience, and Change - John McGinnis, Liberty Law Blog

Pierre Manent and American Greatness - Peter Lawler, NRO

Pity the Politician - Russell Saltzman, First Things

Week 5—Libertarianism: Sources and Themes - Patrick Deneen, American Conservative

The NSA Escapes Scrutiny - Philip Giraldi, American Conservative

Corrupt Illinois - Not a Few Bad Apples - Steve Bartin, New Geography

Sound as a Means of Healing - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Lumpen Proletariat on Campus - Jason Stevens, Liberty Law Blog

Charter Myths and Realities - Marcus Winters, City Journal

February 25, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/25/2015

The Post-Nobel President - Rich Danker, The Weekly Standard

Regarding Life at the Beginning - Gilbert Meilaender, New Atlantis

The Left Regrets Making Scott Walker A Thing - Ben Domenech, The Federalist

Let Them Eat Cake, Or Else… - Brian Miller, Intercollegiate Review

Conserva-rrific Liber-lennials - Ron Capshaw, Liberty Law Blog

Clearly Worded Contracts Should Be Enforced - Ilya Shapiro, Cato

What To Do While Waiting to End the Fed - John Cochran, Mises Daily

When Transparency Isn’t Transparent - Joel Zinberg, City Journal

Council of Crackpots - Seth Barron, City Journal

Conservative Movies Hollywood Should Make - Lee Edwards, The Daily Signal

The Uselessness of Selecting a ‘Useful’ College Major - Ethan Epstein, The Weekly Standard

Bizarro Putin - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

“Black Sites” of Silence? - Jonathan Blanks, Cato

The States v. Obama’s Decrees - Bruce Frohnen, Nomocracy in Politics

How a Free Clinic Is Saving Health Care in America - Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal

The Cancer of Multiculturalism - Walter Williams, Human Events

Ten Reasons People Still Need Cursive - Jennifer Doverspike, The Federalist

Our President-Theologian - Fr. Mark Pilon, The Catholic Thing

An Insider’s View of the Pro-Life Movement - Michael J. New, The Public Discourse

February 24, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/24/2015

U.S. System v. Other Education Systems - Jenn Hatfield, AEI

Ignoring the Political Views of Entertainment Celebrities - Ilya Somin, Washington Post

Moral Questions of Joseph Conrad’s “Victory” - George Panichas, The Imaginative Conservative

Dispute Between Farm, Green Group Yields Property Rights Bill - Kevin Mooney, Daily Signal

The Earth Is Not a God - Jerry Weinberger, City Journal

When Penthouse Magazine Came Calling - Richard Mouw, First Things

The Moral Economy of Sex - Matthew J. Franck, First Things

Mission Fit in Catholic High Schools - Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing

Giuliani Versus Obama - Thomas Sowell, Human Events

Same-Sex Parenting: Unpacking the Social Science - John Londregan, The Public Discourse

The Devil And John Mulaney - Grayson Clary, The Federalist

Seven Reasons Conservatives Are Leading Criminal Justice Reform - Rachel Lu, The Federalist

14 Things Everyone Should Understand About Guns - Sean Davis, The Federalist

February 23, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/23/2015 (Extra)

When Wisconsin Officials Badger Their Political Opponents - Ilya Shapiro, Cato

John Quincy Adams and Lawyers' Key Arguments - Eugene Volokh, Volokh

Abolish the Filibuster - Charles Krauthammer, Human Events

What Scott Walker Actually Said - Lawrence Kudlow, Human Events

American People Must Tell Politicians No More War - Doug Bandow, Cato

A Strange Leftist Attack on Conservatives - James Pethokoukis, AEI

U.K.'s National Health Service Continues to Deteriorate - Linda Gorman, Human Events

The Predictably Partisan Kennedy Court - David Upham, Liberty Law Blog

Jack Willke, Witness for Life - Chuck Donovan, First Things

The Media’s Obsession with Giuliani - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

CathCon Daily - 2/23/2015

Paradise and Paranoia - Dwight Longenecker, The Imaginative Conservative

Ranting About Rudy - Fred Siegel, City Journal

Conservatives Get Their Own Online Petition Platform - Kate Scanlon, The Daily Signal

How Does Your State Rank in Church Attendance? - Kate Scanlon, The Daily Signal

Virtue, Family, and Community - Micah Mattix, The University Bookman

On Merriment - James V. Schall, S.J., University Bookman

The Grace of Bourbon - Michael Baruzzini, The Imaginative Conservative

A Liberal Education At a Zero Price - Christopher Westley, Mises

Share–and Care–Alike - John O. McGinnis, Liberty Law Blog

Secular Society and the Allure of ISIS - William Carroll, The Catholic Thing

Wage Gaps in Hollywood and the White House - Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

Extending Marriage Benefits to Same-Sex Couples - Bradley, Finnis, & Philpott, The Public Discourse

Perseverance in Truth - William Doino, Jr., First Things

Hollywood Learns To Stop Worrying And Love The Gun - Christian Toto, The Federalist

Scott Walker Is a Threat to the Existing Social Order - Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

Vital Lessons in Vile Smears - Michael Medved, Intercollegiate Review

A Leiter Case for the Superfluousness of Religious Liberty - Ryan Anderson, Nomocracy in Politics

February 20, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/20/2015

What Is Social Security Disability Insurance? - Romina Boccia, Heritage

My letter to the Governor and legislative leaders of Kansas - Robert P. George, Mirror of Justice

Scott Walker and Liberal Education - Peter Lawler, NRO

The Real Budget Problem - Charles Blahous, Economics 21

DAPA Enjoined - Michael Scaperlanda, Mirror of Justice

50 Years of Poverty: 1960 - 2010 - Richard Morrill, New Geography

Progressive Liberalism—Contemporary Voices - Patrick Deneen, American Conservative

The Coming of Medical Martyrdom - Wesley Smith, First Things

Obama Hammered On Multiple Fronts - Donald Lambro, Human Events

Nit-Picking “Saint” Adam Smith - Stephen Masty, The Imaginative Conservative

Obama's Reckless Disregard of the Law - Michael Barone, Human Events

Flower Shop Owner Discriminated Against Gay Couple - Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal

Abraham Lincoln and Same-Sex Marriage - Michael Stokes Paulson

February 19, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/19/2015

Employment Does Not Drive Economic Growth - Frank Shostak, Mises

South America's Dynamic Duo - Jaime Daremblum, NRO

What Must We Think About When We Think About Politics? - Myron Magnet, City Journal

The Lawgiver - W.B. Allen, Liberty Law Blog

Don’t Let Prosecutors Terrorize Citizens Under Secret Charges - Paul Jossey, The Federalist

How ISIS Spells The End Of ‘Regime Change' - John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist

More and More Economic Research Refutes Piketty - Alex Rendon, The Daily Signal

(Still) more on "Catholicism v. Libertarianism" - Rick Garnett, Mirror of Justice

Adam, Eve, Christ, and the Church - Dr. Randall R. Smith, Catholic World Report

Why Religious Liberty (and Thomas Becket) Really Matters - Samuel Gregg, Nomocracy in Politics

More States Push Back Against Common Core - Brittany Corona, The Daily Signal

Lord of the Permanent Things - Witt & Richards, Intercollegiate Review

What Does the Quran Really Teach about Christianity? - Saba Ahmed, Public Discourse

The Problem With Our Foster Care “Pipeline” - Gracy Olmstead, American Conservative

February 18, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/18/2015

No Gatekeepers - John Stossel, Human Events

Rediscovering Our Fuller Human Nature - Bevil Bramwell, The Catholic Thing

Pope Francis Is More Than A Politician - Rachel Lu, The Federalist

President Obama’s Narcissism Reflects Our Own - Joy Pullmann, The Federalist

Illinois Looks for a Life Raft - Michael Greve, Liberty Law Blog

How Smart is 50 Shades of Grey? - Kay S. Hymowitz, City Journal

How the Subservient Branch Declares War - Greg Weiner, Liberty Law Blog

Why Economic Dependence on Others Is a Good Thing - Gary Galles, Mises

How Chris Cuomo Gets Rights Wrong - Carson Holloway, The Public Discourse

Law Schools Must Respond to Technological Change - John O. McGinnis, Liberty Law Blog

Curb Your Pessimism - George Will, Human Events

Damaging Admissions - Thomas Sowell, Human Events

Lions & Christians in America - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Fact Checking the Fed on “Audit the Fed” - Mark Calabria, Cato

Is Libertarian Socialism Our Future? - Bruce Frohnen, Nomocracy in Politics

Hayek vs. Government Health Care - Chris Edwards, Cato

February 17, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/17/2015

On Compassion - James V. Schall, S.J.

Still Amusing Ourselves to Death - Brian Murray, Liberty Law Blog

What ISIS Really Wants - Graeme Wood, The Atlantic

Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like - Chris Hedges, TruthDig

Why the Austrian Understanding of Money and Banks Is So Important - Jörg Guido Hülsmann, Mises

Russell Kirk & the American Constitutional Founding - Mark C. Henrie, The Imaginative Conservative

Cosmic Restraint - Joshua Hawley, Nomocracy in Politics

The Neurological Consequences of Sadomasochism - Aaron Kheriaty, Public Discourse

Hooking Up - Tom Wolfe, NYT

Louisiana Cannot Break the Confessional Seal - Ulrich Lehner, First Things

Among the Educated Crazies - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Wendell Berry, Burkean - Gracy Olmstead, American Conservative

Lawmaker Picked to Produce....Alternative to Obama’s Budget - Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal

Is Cinema Art? - Thomas Hibbs, Intercollegiate Review

Five Principles For The Rising Conservative Counterculture - David Marcus, The Federalist

February 16, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/16/2015

How Truly Free Markets Help the Poor - Ryan McMaken, Mises

Can Europe Recover From Its Easy-Money Obsession? - Brendan Brown, Mises

Relocating Ourselves - Stephen Schmalhofer, City Journal

“50 Shades” on Valentine’s Day - Ellen Wilson Fielding, The Catholic Thing

The Contempt of Our Friends - Peter Spiliakos, NRO

Conservatives, Moderates, and Intelligence - Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week

Kristof's Liberal Imperialism - R.R. Reno, First Things

‘Kingsman...' Is Already One Of 2015’s Best - Rebecca Cusey, The Federalist

Comical Politics In An Anything But Comical Age - Corbin & Parks, The Federalist

How the Welfare State Penalizes Parents Who Marry - Robert Rector, The Daily Signal

Will Law School Applicants Return? - John McGinnis, Liberty Law Blog

Their Apocalyptics and Ours - Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing

It’s Time to Rediscover George Washington’s Greatness - Carson Holloway, The Daily Signal

The ‘Wayward Sisters’ and the Constitution - Jonathan White, The Imaginative Conservative

February 13, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/13/2015

The Perils of Overcriminalization - Mukasey & Larkin, Heritage

Debts That No Honest Man Can Pay - Stephen Eide, City Journal

Safe Harbor Originalism - Kurt T. Lash, Liberty Law Blog

Too Drunk to Have Sex? - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Politics, Yes; Agency Experts, No - Michael Greve, Liberty Law Blog

The Pence Paradox - George Will, Human Events

The Death of The Rule of Law in Alabama - Robert C. McFarland, Public Discourse

Lincoln: Slavery, Sovereignty, and Secession - Mike Rappaport, Liberty Law Blog

The ‘Science’ Questions Reporters Should Ask Politicians - David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Porn Goes Mainstream - Paul S. Loverde, First Things

February 12, 2015

February 11, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/11/2015

The Case of College Funding - Mike Rappaport, Liberty Law Blog

Love as a Virtue - Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing

No Shore Thing - Steven Malanga, City Journal

The Passive Aggressive Vices - John McGinnis, Liberty Law Blog

It’s The End Of Sex As We Know It - Mark Hemingway, The Federalist

The Republican Party Is Not Your Friend - Jay Cost, The Federalist

Obfuscator-in-Chief - Brian McNicoll, Human Events

Self-Serving Cheese Dust Disdain - Michelle Malkin, Human Events

EPA Under Fire - Kevin Mooney, The Daily Signal

Fairness and Justice - Walter Williams, Human Events

How PC Helps College Budget-Cutters - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Week 3—Progressive Liberalism: Sources and Themes - Patrick Deneen, American Conservative

February 9, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/9/2015 (Extra)

Liberty and the Bill of Rights - Corbin & Parks, The Federalist

The Absurdity of Transgenderism - Carlos Flores, Public Discourse

Alabama vs. the Constitution - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Bakers Refusing Service...Found to Violate Anti-Discrimination Law - Kelsey Harkness, Daily Signal

The Role of the Military on U.S. Soil - Rachel Zissimos, The Daily Signal

The New Education Philanthropy - Jenn Hatfield, AEI

Slippery Words and Evil Deeds - Theodore Dalrymple, Liberty Law Blog

Sex Tips For Crazies - Heather Wilhelm, The Federalist

Twilight v. 50 Shades - Leslie Loftis, The Federalist

CathCon Daily - 2/9/2015

Constitutional Conservatism Rejects Judicial Supremacy - Carson Holloway, The Public Discourse

Corruption: The Week in Review - Michael S. Greve, Liberty Law Blog

What Gov. Scott Walker Misses About Higher Education - Peter J. Lawler, The Federalist

How Economic Aggregation Hides the Problems of Interventionism - Gary Galles, Mises

Income Share Agreements Not Indentured Servitude - James & Columbus, AEI

Don't "Fix" Obamacare - Jeffrey Anderson, The Weekly Standard

Populist Conservative Voters Are Not the Problem - Pete Spiliakos, NRO

The Scorching of California - V.D. Hanson, City Journal

Music and the Transcendental - Roger Scruton, The Imaginative Conservative

Fr. McBrien's Legacy - William Doino, Jr., First Things

New York’s “Roman” Archbishop - Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing

Obama the Theologian - Ross Douthat, NYT

Marquette Sacks Blog Prof - Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

How Economic Freedom Reduces Poverty - Kim Holmes, The Federalist

‘Pharmakeia,’ Contraception, and the Interior Life - George Sims Johnston, The Catholic Thing

Judges are Less Extreme than Lawyers - John O. McGinnis, Liberty Law Blog

China Greenwashes Le Corbusier - Matthew Robare, American Conservative

Taxpayer-Funded Co-Ops Struggle to Survive - Melissa Quinn, Daily Signal

From Campus Bullies to Empty Churches - Mary Eberstadt, The Imaginative Conservative

February 6, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/6/2015

Queering Agriculture? - Heather Mac Donald, City Journal

Dissenting from Natural Rights Nationalism - Richard Reinsch, Liberty Law Blog

Life and Literature, American Style - Carol Herman, Liberty Law Blog

Progressivism and Liberalism: A Widening Gap - Chase Padusniak, Intercollegiate Review

Hospice, Defend Yourself! - Wesley J. Smith, First Things

Good Health May Be Bad for You - David Warren, The Catholic Thing

When Liberals Ignore Science - David Harsanyi, Human Events

Suspended for Pretending to be Bilbo - Jordan Richardson, The Daily Signal

Week 2–Classical Liberalism: Contemporary Voices - Patrick Deneen, American Conservative

Class, Race, And Illegal Immigration - V.D. Hanson, Hoover

Marquette Trying to Fire Tenured Professor - Eugene Volokh, Volokh Conspiracy

Congressman Reintroduces Bill to End Operation Choke Point - Kelsey Harkness, Daily Signal

When Mean-Tested Benefits Rose, Labor Force Participation Fell - Alan Reynolds, Cato

February 5, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/5/2015

Texas and the Evils of Annexation - Ryan McMaken, Mises

The Privilege of Freedom - Daniel Hannan, Intercollegiate Review

Wealth and Poverty in Paradise - Noah Millman, American Conservative

We the People of the United States - Mike Rappaport, Liberty Law Blog

The Mismeasure of Our Economy - John O. McGinnis, Liberty Law Blog

Understanding JPII and Oscar Romero - Filip Mazurczak, The Catholic Thing

Prevent America’s Coming Demographic Suicide - Joy Pullmann, The Federalist

Mid-Level Bureaucrats and Speech Codes - Todd Zywicki, Pope Center

Two Variations on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - Jean Lloyd, Public Discourse

PC Police Now Upset about ‘Married Privilege’ and ‘Singlism’ - Katherine Timpf, NRO

When Gruber and Krugman Practiced Economics - Larry Elder, Human Events

The Gilded Age Makes a Comeback - Richard Reep, New Geography

The Food Truck Farce - Ike Brannon, Weekly Standard

February 4, 2015

CathCon Daily - 1/4/2015

Federalism’s New Defenders: Obamacare Supporters - Michael Greve, Liberty Law Blog

Tragic School Stories - Walter Williams, Human Events

Obama's Budget DoA - Donald Lambro, Human Events

America: A House Divided Over Race - Joel Kotkin, New Geography

Momentary Morality and Extended Ethics - Eva Brann, The Imaginative Conservative

Parasites - John Stossel, Human Events

Is Christian Teaching on Sexuality Psychologically Harmful? - Walter & Stanton, Public Discourse

Shovel Your Own Snowy Sidewalk - Dennis Saffran, The Federalist

What If Putin Doesn't Back Down? - Scott McConnell, American Conservative

The GOP Position On Marriage Is At A Tipping Point - Evan Carter, The Federalist

Getting Returns from Infrastructure - Randal O'Toole, Cato

3 Ways Media Hacks Are Dangerously Politicizing Vaccines - Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

Five Ways Liberals Ignore Science - David Harsanyi, The Federalist

February 3, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/3/2015

The Patriots Didn’t Stop Lynch - Ken Masugi, Liberty Law Blog

On Blasphemy - James V. Schall, The Catholic Thing

Ukraine Needs Peace, Not Weapons - Patrick J. Buchanan, American Conservative

A Republican Against Prisons - Chase Madar, American Conservative

Libertarians (and Conservatives) Don’t Understand..Poverty - Samuel Goldman, American Conservative

The Fate of the College Teacher - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Obama versus America - Thomas Sowell, Human Events

W.H. Auden's College Syllabus - Jeva Lange, NY Daily News

The Police No Longer Work For You - Daniel Payne, The Federalist

Conservatives Are Getting Right On Crime - Rachel Lu, The Federalist

LBGT Demands For Other People’s Children - Rivka Edelman, The Federalist

CA Supreme Court...Bans State Judges From...Boy Scouts? - Ryan Anderson, The Daily Signal

The Myth of the Muslim Murder Myth - Mark Hemingway, Weekly Standard

What Does God’s Voice Really Sound Like? - Daniel Ross Goodman, The Public Discourse

February 2, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/2/2015

The Argument Against Judicial Supremacy - Corbin & Parks, The Federalist

Defender of Judicial Restraint Attacks a Straw Man - Randy Barnett, Volokh

Our Human Future in Space - Peter Augustine Lawler, NRO

The New PC - Carl Eric Scott, NRO

The Competition Myth - Peter Thiel, Intercollegiate Review

Koch Brothers’ Ten Most Shocking Power Grabs - Matthew Schmitz, The Federalist

Vox Sets Out To Prove All Religions Are Equally Violent - David Harsanyi, The Federalist

SJWs Drive Man From the Left - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Dear Justice Kennedy - Katy Faust, Public Discourse

Consider the Political Disruptions Ahead - John O. McGinnis, Liberty Law Blog

Peripheries on Edge - Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing

Tea Party Constitutionalism - Paul Gottfried, Nomocracy in Politics

The Insurers and Obamacare - Jay Cost, The Weekly Standard

What Parents Should Know About Giving Hormones To Trans Kids - Walt Heyer, The Federalist

February 1, 2015

CathCon Daily - 2/1/2015 (Weekend Extra)

The End of Deflategate - Jonathan Last, Weekly Standard

The Currency Conundrum - Irwin Stelzer, Weekly Standard

The Truth About American Sniper - Michael J. Totten, City Journal

What American Sniper’s Success Tells Us - Roger Simon, City Journal

Loretta Lynch’s Worrisome Answer on Civil Asset Forfeiture - Adam Bates, Cato

Polls, Polls and More Poles - Michaels & Knappenberger, Cato

Does Political Correctness Work? - Ross Douthat, NYT

I Don't Know What to Do, You Guys - Fredrik de Boer

Americans Are Rejecting Rule By Elites - Robert Moffit, The Daily Signal

Obama Drops the Pretense of Bipartisanship - Ted Bromund, The Daily Signal

Neoconservatism, Vigilantism, and Batman - Benjamin Welton, The Imaginative Conservative

The Tyranny of Theory - Gary Saul Morson, TNC