October 30, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/30/2015

Ross Douthat and the Catholic Academy - Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire

Dog and Priest: Which Is Which? - Mike Mason, Crisis

Ukrainians React to Papal Calls for “Decentralization” - Alexander Sich, Crisis

About Those Social Security ‘Promises’ - Charles Hughes, Cato

NAEP and Political Meaning - Gerard Robinson, AEI

The New York Times's Misanthropy - Wesley J. Smith, First Things

The Synod in Poetry and Prose - Esolen & Pilon, The Catholic Thing

The Twilight Country of October - Bradley Birzer, The Imaginative Conservative

Let Us Now Praise Common Men - Bradford Tuckfield, Imaginative Conservative

Having a Riot - David Warren, The Catholic Thing

Why Study Academic Theology? - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Lawyers as Bloggers - Donald McClarey, American Catholic

Truth about Chinese Human Rights Abuses - Arthur Waldron, Public Discourse

Kissinger's Quest for Order - William Anthony Hay, Liberty Law Blog

The Blatantly Illiberal Snobbery of the Liberal Catholics - Damon Linker, The Week

October 29, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/29/2015 (Extra)

Markets and Social Justice in Housing and Education - Jason Bedrick, Cato

China Abandons One Child Policy - Marian L. Tupy, Cato

Is Cruz Weird Enough to be President? - Pete Spiliakos, First Things

The Parenting Problems of Age Segregation - Mark Bauerlein, First Things

The Winner of the Debate Is Debatable - Peter Augustine Lawler, NRO

Brown, Jim Crow and Originalism - Mike Rappaport, Liberty Law Blog

Republican Options In The Planned Parenthood Fight - Charles Calomiris, Forbes

Over the Garden Wall: Macabre, Weird, and Delightful - Andy, The Catholic Geeks

The G.O.P.’s Economic Policy Problem - Ross Douthat, NYT

CathCon Daily - 10/29/2015

Thin-Skinned Theologians - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Stuff White Liberal Catholic Theologians Like - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Insufficient Evidence in Public Programs - Angeal Rachidi, AEI

Can We Discuss Poverty Like Grown-Ups? - Oren Cass, City Journal

Moral Idiocy on Display - Peter Wehner, Commentary

On the Struggle Between Good and Evil - James V. Schall, S.J., Crisis

Thoughts and Questions about Immigration - James Kalb, Crisis

Space or Place? - Gracy Olmstead, American Conservative

Why Not Cruz? - Ross Douthat, NYT

Is California's Bubble Bursting? - Bill Watkins, New Geography

A Train Wreck for Reading and Math Scores - Hess & Hatfield, NRO

Rubio and Cruz Shine - Rich Lowry, NRO

Today's War Against Deflation Will Make Us Poorer - Frank Shostak, Mises

Dunham a Culture War Double Agent - Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

Cruz Completely Dismantle CNBC’s Debate Moderators - Federalist Staff

Wilberforce vs. Benedict - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Catholics Need To Address Their Divorce Problem - Rachel Lu, The Federalist

Anatomy of a Juggernaut - Bradley C.S. Watson, Nomocracy in Politics

The Gang That Couldn’t Bias Straight - John Fund, NRO

Jelly With Six Fruits or More as Food - John-Michael Seibler, Daily Signal

Is Planned Parenthood Targeting Schoolchildren? - Jennifer Kerns, Daily Signal

October 28, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/28/2015 (Extra)

Donald Trump Gets Serious - Noah Rothman, Commentary

The Libertarian: “Race, Crime, And Policing” - Richard Epstein, Hoover

Signing Statements and the Role Morality of Scholars - Michael Moreland, Mirror of Justice

Beauty Fades Even If You Freeze - Kelsey Harkness, The Federalist

Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide Increases Suicide Rates - Melody Wood, Daily Signal

A Very Brief Reply to Theodore Johnson - Roger Clegg, NRO

CathCon Daily - 10/28/2015

Liberal Pharisees in the Catholic Church - C.C. Pecknold, NRO

Take a Bow, Species - Kevin Williamson, NRO

Nostra Aetate, 50 Years On - Jonathan Sacks, First Things

Private Science vs. Government Science - Chris Edwards, Cato

Minimum Wage Hikes in Theory and Reality - David Boaz, Cato

The Best and Worse States in America for Married Parenthood - W. Bradford Wilcox, AEI

Native American Children: Separate But Equal? - Clint Bolick, Hoover

Who’s Responsible? - Walter Williams, Human Events

Diversity in the Christian University - Elizabeth Corey, Public Discourse

The Looming Political Battle of the Ages - Joel Kotkin, New Geography

Confronting the Administrative State - Charles Cooper, National Affairs

How the GOP Can Appeal to Black Voters - Theodore Johnson, NRO

The GOP’s Justice Reform Opportunity - George Will, Human Events

The View From Catholic Schools - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Societies Built in Sand - Dr. Joel McDurmon, American Vision

The New York Times’ Ben Carson Double Standard - R.J. Lehmann, The Federalist

Under Obama, Student Loans Hit A Record High - Bre Payton, The Federalist

Not All Dogs Go to Heaven - Dominic Lynch, The Federalist

The Politics of John Dickinson - M.E. Bradford, Imaginative Conservative

“Nation’s Report Card” Rapid Reaction - Neal McCluskey, Cato

October 27, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/27/2015

Conservative Scholarship and the Problem of Myth - Forrest McDonald, Imaginative Conservative

Give Universal Pre-K Advocates Pause - Ezra Klein, Vox

The Decriminalization Delusion - Heather Mac Donald, City Journal

Contra Rand - Sean Haylock, Crisis

Adults Still Aren’t Children, Doctor - Kevin D. Williamson, NRO

Is the West Slip, Slip, Slipping Away? - V.D. Hanson, NRO

A Book About Brokenness - Gracy Olmstead, American Conservative

Review: Supergirl - Declan Finn, Catholic Geeks

On "Divine Knowledge" - James V. Schall, S.J., The Catholic Thing

Strong Families Contribute to Economic Growth - Rachel Sheffield, Daily Signal

Foul Language, Decorum, & the Soul - Bradley Birzer, Imaginative Conservative

St. Thomas More as Conservative Reformer - Mark DeForrest, New Reform Club

The McCarthyism of Liberal Catholic Elites - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

Libertarians Can Believe in Borders - Patrick Lynch, Liberty Law Blog

Why Carson and Trump Aren’t Fading Away - Peter Augustine Lawler, Liberty Law Blog

How Wesleyan’s Attempt To Stamp Out Words Inflames Them - Mytheos Holt, The Federalist

Ask Who’s Running For School Board - Stella Morabito, The Federalist

The Corruption of the Papal Court - Ludwig von Pastor, The Josias

October 26, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/26/2015 (Extra)

Atheism Uses Less Brain Function? - Joel McDurmon, American Vision

Who’s Afraid of “Substantive Due Process”? - Hadley Arkes, Liberty Law Blog

Who Won the Synod? - Ross Douthat, NYT

More Ninth Amendment Confusion - Ed Whelan, NRO

The Unconfusing Ninth Amendment - Roger Pilon, Cato

The Slippery Slope of Transgender Prisoner Rights - Mark Pulliam, NRO

GOP’s Not That Dysfunctional...Not...Palin’s Fault - Jim Geraghty, NRO

A Cheer for Greer - Carl Trueman, First Things

Evangelicals and Animals - John Murdock, First Things

Why Is the Rent Too Damn High? - Randal O'Toole, Cato

Indulging Transgender Fantasies Makes Them Worse - Denise Shick, The Federalist

Why Killing Baby Hitler Is The Debate Of Our Era - Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

Honor Harrington is a Friend of Mine - Lori Janeski, Catholic Geeks

WaPo’s...Op-Ed on Narrowing Racial Achievement Gaps - Roger Clegg, NRO

What I Wanted to Tell Students at Williams College - Suzanne Venker, Fox

CathCon Daily - 10/26/2015

Silliness of Intelligent People - Edmund Waldstein, San Crucensis

Walker Signs Law Ending "John Doe" - William Jacobson, Legal Insurrection

Big Gov and Big Business Stick it to Small Business - Joel Kotkin, New Geography

PC Mayhem at Wesleyan - American Interest

Risking Literature in the Obama Era - Lee Oser, University Bookman

Amazon v. Wal-Mart - Mark Perry, AEI

Humanitarian Crisis or Just Bad Government? - Stephen Malanga, City Journal

Clock and Bull Story - William Fitzpatrick, Crisis

It’s the West’s Fault that the Pope Misunderstands Capitalism - Nicole Gelinas, NRO

God's Plan for the Family - St. John Paul II, The Catholic Thing

Democracy According to Human Purpose - David Corbin, Nomocracy in Politics

October 23, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/23/2015

The Quest for True Literacy - Stephen Jonathan Rummelsburg, Imaginative Conservative

Paul Ryan Will Be Your New Speaker of the House - Ben Domenech, The Federalist

Where Was Our Catholic Culture? - Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing

Religion and Attitudes About Science - Sarah Bailey, WaPo

Loose Leaf Binder Catholicism - Donald McClarey, American Catholic

Why Conservatives Should Defend Tenure - David Clemens, Pope Center

Conferences and Progress - Bill Watkins, New Geography

Campus Whiners Keep Winning - Jennifer Kabbany, NRO

Family Structure Matters - W. Bradford Wilcox, NRO

The Myth of Criminal-Justice Racism - Heather Mac Donald, City Journal

President Obama Vetoed the Defense Policy Bill - Mackenzie Eaglen, AEI

October 20, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/20/2015 (Extra)

'It’s true. All of it. The Dark Side. The Jedi. They’re real.’ - Michael Strain, NRO

Republicans vs. the Socialists in 2016 - Jim Geraghty, NRO

Country Club Catholicism - Matthew Schmitz, First Things

Use Markets to Discipline Ideologues and Policy Makers - John McGinnis, Liberty Law Blog

Educating for Helplessness - Rod Dreher, American Conservative

CathCon Daily - 10/20/2015

If You're Recycling, You're Wasting Your Time - David French, NRO

Mind Control Treatment for Mentally Ill Christian Believers - Michael Avramovich,Touchstone

No Solution for,,,Inequality, No Interest...Growth - Michael Barone, Human Events

Open Season on the Police - Thomas Sowell, Human Events

No, Let’s Not Make Assaults on Cops a Hate Crime - Walter Olson, Cato

ObamaCare Co-Ops’ Fail - Seton Motley, Human Events

Ryan Anderson's Powerful Case for Marriage - Hadley Arkes, Public Discourse

Faith and Fragile Families - Matthew Loftus, Public Discourse

The End of American Democracy? - Michael Greve, Liberty Law Blog

Liberal Arts, as Defined by Liberals - Jay Schalin, NRO

Russell Kirk, Dogmatic Conservative - Bradley J. Birzer, Imaginative Conservative

Californians on Insane Water Policy: ‘Whatever’ - Steven Greenhut, Daily Signal

Sexual Orientation...Doesn’t Mean Anything - Glenn T. Stanton, The Federalist

Why We Still Need Rand Paul - Tom Elliott, The Federalist

Moral Equivalence in the Middle East - V.D. Hanson, NRO

Roman History and the Republic’s First Identity - M.E. Bradford, Imaginative Conservative

October 19, 2015

October 14, 2015

Fisking the Millennial Whine

Neal Dewing, at "The Federalist" blog, has already fisked this post by Lisa Earle McLeod and her (millennial) daughter, Elizabeth McLeod: "Why Millennials Keep Dumping You: An Open Letter to Management." But it needs more response. I just have to try and get my emotions under control and try to be somewhat charitable, at least in tone.

Let's start at the very beginning: This post was cowritten with Elizabeth McLeod, a millennial and cum laude graduate of Boston University, and daughter of Lisa Earle McLeod.

If this is a post about why millennials keep quitting their positions, why is Mom a co-author? What role could she possibly fill in writing about why her daughter is quitting? Is there some truth to the claims that millennials, in addition to being "raised to believe [they] could change the world," also have difficulty managing their lives and, in some cases, an inability to function at university at all" due to helicopter parenting? Dear Ms. McLeod (the Younger): if you want anyone to take you seriously, change the world without involving your parents at every step. Everything you write and publish like this is a job interview - if an employer thinks Mom is going to be ghosting around the workplace, helping out, offering suggestions, and doing your job, you're not going to be hired. As noted by Ashley Stahl, in Forbes (which also links to this study), when she discovered a woman made a conference call with her Mom in situ:
The client paperwork I printed in advance of the call confirmed that there was no confusion on my end: Rachel was a 26-year-old Cornell graduate. She spent the last two years serving with Teach for America . She had a master’s degree in education.
She was looking to hire me because she wanted to get clarity on her next career move – arguably one of the most important and independent decisions any of us will tackle in adulthood.
… So why did her mom need to be on the call?
With that said, early in the letter comes: "One of us, Elizabeth, wrote this letter." 

Wait. You said Mom was a co-author.  Then, she's explicitly taken out of that role. Apparently, Mom is not a "co-author" but simply a person who gave you a place to voice your concerns. But, one is left with the sneaking suspicion that Mom was also involved in the editing and composition of the letter itself.  Let's talk about this for a moment. Soon after your authorial confusion, you (both of you? one of you?) claim that retaining millennials is a "burning issue" because:
We’re the ones who’ve mastered social media, who have the energy of a thousand suns, and who will knock back 5-dollar macchiatos until the job is done perfectly.
Except, apparently, many of you cannot do the job perfectly. Look at your incoherence about who, exactly, is filling the roles in the blog post. Many millennials cannot write, and they often cannot read. For example:
I'm a millennial, but quite frankly, I'm embarrassed by our laziness. We have a hard time reading something longer than an odd-numbered numbered listicle. We don't have the patience to absorb a text or question the arguments embedded in the sentences. We want to reach a conclusion without having to think critically. Preferably, in under 140 characters - Madeline Hill
While they are undoubtedly social-media savvy, living their lives online in 140 characters or fewer, many of the younger potential workers lack very basic skills because of it, according to some employers.
“Writing skills -- people don’t write as much as they used to. They’re texting, so they forget to write in complete sentences and articulate their written skills professionally,” said Jeff Dunn, an Intel campus relations manager. - Claire Doan
“I spent a considerable amount of time explaining the process, sent a detailed document on how to write a nonfiction book proposal, and offered help along the way in his preparation of the proposal,” says Garner, author of the book “Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World” and founder of Manners of the Heart, which teaches children, parents and business professionals how to increase respectfulness in daily communication.
His response: “Oh, I understand. You don’t want to really help me. You want me to do all the work.” (Mike drop.) - Mackenzie Dawson
Your mastery of social media has come at the expense of being able to write and read coherently. Of course, you may have been informed someplace along the line that grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. are not important in "today's world." You were fed a gigantic lie.

Dewing has addressed the issues with your desire to tell people how to do discipline your co-workers, how you want to "make a difference to...customers" and have "on fire" co-workers. I do not think I can, nor need, add much to his on those counts. But I will note the conspicuous lack of something in your blog post.

You never, anywhere, address doing it yourself. Oh, you want to "give you everything I’ve got" and you "need to know it makes a difference to something bigger than your bottom line," but you cannot conceive of going out and doing something to actually make a difference? Mark Zuckerberg became a billionaire at age 23 because he dropped out of Harvard and took a huge risk. G Adventures was founded out of an apartment by a 22-year old risking his credit and the easy life to found the company. Google was founded by two Stanford Ph.D. students who had to go around seeking venture capital, reaching out to giants of industry, and putting working for other companies on hold.

Let's face it. You want it your way, right away, without having to work for it, and without having to take risks to get it. You don't want to actually risk anything to change the world - you want to get hired by someone else to do it and let someone else worry about the hard work. And, if you don't like the way they want to save the world, you can always quit....

CathCon Daily - 10/14/2015

Pius XII, Co-Conspirator in Tyrannicide - George Weigel, First Things

Keep it Shakespeare, Stupid - Alexi Sargeant, First Things

Is There a Wall of Separation Between Church and State? - Bruce Frohnen, Crisis

Unemployment and the Minimum Wage in New York - Milton Ezrati, City Journal

Sin and Boredom - Donald McClarey, American Catholic

Commercial Surrogacy: Stop It or Just Regulate It? - Jennifer Lahl, Public Discourse

The Existential Crisis of the American Music School - Andrew Balio, Pope Center

What’s behind the Reversal of the Gender Gap in Higher Education? - Anna Sutherland, NRO

Christian Culture and the Essence of Europe - Christopher Morrissey, Imaginative Conservative

Tales Salutary to the Soul - Eva Brann, Imaginative Conservative

Do Christians Care About the Environment? - Gracy Olmstead, American Conservative

Barbarians At The Gates Of Realville - Peter Burfeind, The Federalist

Free College for All Is Not the Best Way to Expand Access - Eric Johnson, The Pope Center

How Conservative Twitter Saw the Democrat Debate - Amelia Hamilton, The Stream

October 13, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/13/2015 (Extra)

Americans, This Is Sparta - Greg Jones, The Federalist

If You Want To Protect Yourself... - Brandon Morse, The Federalist

Obama Accuses Religious Americans of Being “Suspicious” People - Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit

Don't Confuse Punishment and Deterrence - Charles C.W. Cooke, NRO

Fault Lines, David Pryce Jones - Benjamin Riley, New Criterion

Washington Post Reporter Convicted in Iran - Natalie Johnson, Daily Signal

CathCon Daily - 10/13/2015

UCLA Violating First Amendment - Eugene Volokh, Volokh

How J.R.R. Tolkien Helped to Lead C.S. Lewis to Faith - Eric Metaxas, The Stream

Eric Metaxas on Miracles - NRO

Making It All Up - Andrew Ferguson, Weekly Standard

The Future of Our Liberty Is Confusing - Peter Augustine Lawler, NRO

Impressions and Misimpressions - Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing

UCLA Student Newspapers Seeks Review of Greeks - Eugene Volokh, Volokh

Have You Read “The Federalist Papers of American Conservatism”? - Jonah Goldberg, I.C.

Montana Bureaucrats: Religious Families Need Not Apply - Jason Bedrick, Cato

Governments Subsidize Disaster—and the Wealthy - Chris Edwards, Cato

Angus Deaton on Human Progress, Poverty and Aid - Ian Vasquez, Cato

The Pro-Choicers’ Cheapest Trick, Pulled by Wired Magazine - David Mills, The Stream

Lessons from Plato and Louis CK - Virginia Quarterly Review, The Stream

How British Is American Culture? - Bruce Frohnen, Imaginative Conservative

On "This World" - James V. Schall, S.J., The Catholic Thing

How Will the Government Structure...Diets Next? - Bill Straub, PJ Media

Neuroscience, Transhumanism, and Human Nature - William Carroll, Public Discourse

Why Gun-Control Zealots Ignore the Facts - Thomas Sowell, Human Events

What "Progressive" Corporate Welfare Looks Like - Andrew Syrios, Mises Daily

Porn for the Privileged - Melinda Selmys, First Things

October 12, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/12/2015

Is Science the Enemy of Religion? - Shannon Holzer, Imaginative Conservative

The Devil in the Details - Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing

Coherence of Constitutional Text - Matthew J. Franck, NRO

Neuroscience Busts Transhumanist Immortality Fantasy - Wesley Smith, NRO

Never the Twain - Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal

Bradbury the Realist- Thomas F. Bertonneau, The University Bookman

Are We a Nation of Heretics? - Glen Austin Sproviero, The University Bookman

Her Boyfriend Raped Her... - D.C. McAllister, The Federalist

‘The Martian’ and the Varieties of Scientific Experience - Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

How Tom Wolfe Became … Tom Wolfe - Michael Lewis, Vanity Fair

October 11, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/11/2015 (Weekend Edition)

What Gives a Dollar Bill Its Value? - Joe Carter, Acton

50 Scariest Books of All Time - Emily Temple, Flavorwire

Did Hollywood Find Patriotism? - Ron Capshaw, Liberty Law Blog

The Dark Side of DNA Databases - Erin E. Murphy, The Atlantic

Carson, Guns, and the Holocaust - Charles C.W. Cooke, NRO

The Pope’s Subversive Message - Arthur C. Brooks, NYT

John Henry Newman on Arguments - Michael Moreland, Mirror of Justice

The Unserious Debate on Guns - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

The Allure of Mass Murder - Patrick Buchanan, Human Events

Common Ground Between Free-Marketers and Pope Francis - Eileen Norcross, The Stream

Are We Living in an Illiterate Age? - Stephen Jonathan Rummelsburg, Imaginative Conservative

Skeptical Climate Change Is Real? - Hans von Spakovsky, Daily Signal

Meet the Single Mom Who Took On the IRS - Madaline Donnelly, Daily Signal

Could Conservatives Support Paul Ryan for Speaker? - Josh Siegel, Daily Signal

Democrats Moving Left Faster Than Republicans Moving Right - American Interest

October 9, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/9/2015

The Twilight of French Jewry - Alain El-Mouchan, Mosaic

Say ‘No’ to Judicial Tyranny - John Zmirak, The Stream

Teachers Union...Boosts Liberals - Jason Hart, Daily Signal

Kevin McCarthy Withdraws From Speaker Race - Kevin McCarthy, Federalist Staff

"Wolf Hall" Gets Cromwell Wrong - Rick Garnett, MoJ

The HHS Mandate: The Legal Argument - Matthew J. Franck, Public Discourse

Elite...Opinion Influences the Court - John O. McGinnis, Liberty Law Blog

Language, Faith, and Humility - Mary G. Leary, Mirror of Justice

Prescience in Morris West’s Vatican Trilogy - F.J. Rocca, Crisis

Why Liberal Education Should Upset Us - Emily Bogin, Imaginative Conservative

The Freedom Of Silence - D.C. McAllister, The Federalist

Here’s What’s Behind Our Obsession With Zombies - Kurt Schlichter, The Federalist

A Synod is Not a Democracy - George Marlin, The Catholic Thing

October 8, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/8/2015

In the House but Not of the House? - Connor Ewing, Liberty Law Blog

College Debt Woes Point to Grim Future - American Interest

Congress and the Myth of Conservative Extremism - Bruce Frohnen, Nomocracy in Politics

The Menace of Egalitarianism - Lew Rockwell, Jr., Mises

St. Petersburg and a Home for Street Art - Aaron Renn, The Guardian

Ted Cruz vs. The Sierra Club - Kemberlee Kaye, Legal Insurrection

Scientists Explain the Origins of Religion - Russell Saltzman, First Things

The Implications of Junk Polls - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

Bean-Counting in an Inferno - Matthew Hennessey, City Journal

Revisiting Christopher Dawson on Culture - Christopher Morrissey, Imaginative Conservative

The Conservative Case For Criminal Justice Reform - Mike Lee, The Federalist

Religion, Violence, and Ignorant Bigotry - Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing

Ghosts in a Secular Age - Ross Douthat, NYT

Papolatry - Donald McClarey, American Catholic

October 7, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/7/2015 (Extra)

Judges Can’t Tame Deferred Prosecution Agreements - Michael Greve, Liberty Law Blogs

Can SNAP Do More to Reduce Obesity? - Angela Rachidi, AEI

Cartel Enforcer Takes Credit for U.S. Killing Spree - Jason Howerton, The Blaze

Climate Change Is Not a National Security Issue - Aaron Strickland, Daily Signal

7 Gun Control Myths That Just Won’t Die - Sean Davis, The Federalist

ACLU Sues Catholic Health Org for Refusing Abortions - Kate Scanlon, The Stream

The Church Owes Kim Davis an Apology - Austin Ruse, The Stream

CathCon Daily - 10/7/2015

The Moral Universe of Hannibal - Alexi Sergeant, First Things

The Cold Anger of Republicans - Peter Wehner, Commentary

Divided, They’ll Fall - Fred Siegel, City Journal

The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act Is a Compromise - Adam Bates, Cato

Postal Privatization Gaining Broad Support - Chris Edwards, Cato

When Food Banks Embrace Free-Market Economics? - Alex Teytelboym, The Week

Rihanna's Sex Advice is On Point - Bre Payton, The Federalist

How Our Culture of Narcissism Creates Trans Obsessions - David Marcus, The Federalist

Gun Control And The Unconstitutioned - Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

The Crooked, The Crude, The Synod - Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing

What Version of the Bible Does John Kasich Own? - Paul Zummo, American Catholic

Ultrasounds and Ultimate Moral Choices - Mark S. Latkovic, Public Discourse

Brown's Decision Short-Sighted - O. Carter Snead, N.D.

Missing The Big Story On The Oregon Shootings - Michael Avramovich, Touchstone

Why Russell Kirk? A Twenty-Six-Year Journey - Bradley J. Birzer, Imaginative Conservative

The Deep Purpose of Discussion - Tipsy Teetotaler

Vox: Ave, Imperator! - Ian Tuttle, The Corner

Zero Correlation Between Homicide Rate and Gun Laws - Eugene Volokh, Volokh

October 6, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/6/2015 (Extra)

Ivy League Prof Calls Ben Carson a ‘Coon’ - Katherine Timpf, NRO

Rusty, Maureen, Fascism, Socialism, Liberalism, Oh My! - Jeffrey S., What's Wrong with the World

The Crisis in International Religious Freedom - David Corey, First Things

Should Governments be Allowed to Default on their Debt? - Tait Jensen, Intercollegiate Review

An Epidemic of Loneliness - Kevin Hassett, AEI

Facts Don’t Work on Gun Control - David Limbaugh, Human Events

CathCon Daily - 10/6/2015

Master, Peer, Ward, Puppet - Anthony Esolen, Crisis

Labor, Leisure and Liberal Education - Mortimer Adler, Imaginative Conservative

It's Not a New Cold War - Noah Rothman, Commentary

Analyzing Arne’s Era and What’s to Come - Neal McCluskey, Cato

The Power and Impotence of the State - Mark Malvasi, Imaginative Conservative

The Left-Right Divide on Gun Control - Dennis Prager, NRO

The Green Urbanization Myth - Michael Lind, New Geography

A Defense of Parental Authority - Melissa Moschella, Public Discourse

A "Man-Camp" Retreat - James Innes-Smith, Telegraph

A Good Opening Day for Catholicism - Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing

Pope Francis, Writing "Between the Lines" - Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing

What “Organic” Means - Gracy Olmstead, American Conservative

Who was Jack the Ripper? - Tobias Grey, WSJ

Babies For Sale, In A Market Near You - Jeff Shafer, The Federalist

What Can J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Teach Us Today? - Connor Matisoo, Daily Signal

Why Michigan’s Attorney General Has Backed Forfeiture Reform - Jason Snead, Daily Signal

Guns and Lies - Ramesh Ponnuru, NRO

Cotton Holding Up 3 Obama Nominees Over...Leak - Michael Warren, Weekly Standard

Brown Signs Assisted Suicide Into Law - Wesley Smith, NRO

Clinton's Gun-Control Plan a Missed Opportunity - Charles C.W. Cooke, NRO

Francis Fatigue - Nicholas Frankovich, NRO

October 5, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/5/2015 (Extra)

Sakharov: The Conscience of Humanity - Shultz & Drell, Hoover

Federal Gov. Pay Exceeds Most Industries - Chris Edwards, Cato

Does Pope Francis fear God? - Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Week

Still the Slowest Recovery - David Boaz, Cato

Walker Percy and the Atticus Finch Question - Randall B. Smith, Catholic World Report

The Reign of Recycling - John Tierney, NYT

Abortion and Science in Wired - Ramesh Ponnuru, NRO

CathCon Daily - 10/5/2015

Democrat Party Doing Nothing to Promote Debate - Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard

Principal Cancels America Pride Day - Eric Owens, Daily Caller

A Conservative Case for Freedom - M. Stanton Evans, Intercollegiate Review

Science Does TOO Know When “Human Life” Begins - Wesley J. Smith, NRO

Warren’s Wall Street Double Standard - Brendan Bordelon, NRO

New Polls Have Carson Surging While Trump Falls - Kemberlee Kay, Legal Insurrection

To Whom Do Children Belong? - Melissa Moschella, Public Discourse

Solzhenitsyn [&] Importance of the Second Amendment - Donald McClarey, American Catholic

Military Isn’t A Low-Wage Option For Stupid People - Emily Domenech, The Federalist

Musings by Reader John - Tipsy Teetotaler

Sloganeering at the University - Bernie Reeves, NRO

Erasing the Fundamental Commitments of American Constitutionalism - Joseph Postell, Nomocracy

October 3, 2015

CathCon Daily - 10/3/2015 (Weekend Edition)

Guns and Conspiracy - Eugene Volokh, Volokh

Oregon Shooter Obtained All Guns Legally - Charles C.W. Cooke, NRO

Washington Hardball - Geoffrey Norman, Weekly Standard

Mass Shootings and Common Sense - Trevor Burrus, NRO

New Ocean Cooling Process - William Briggs, The Stream

Banned Books Weeks, Busted - Philip Terzian, Weekly Standard

Jeb Bush's Real Comment - Ian Tuttle, NRO

11 Questions for Joseph Koterski, S.J. - Sean Salai, America

Can Atheists Claim the High Ground? - Shannon Holzer, Imaginative Conservative

The Beauty of Books - Gracy Olmstead, American Conservative

Fiorina and the Planned Parenthood Fact Checkers - Jordan Bissel, The Catholic Thing

Understanding your LGBT Neighbors - Glenn Stanton. N.C. Register

Truth About Gun Ownership - NRO Staff

Fear and Loathing Stalk the West - Samuel Gregg, American Spectator