Laura Hollis

Posted November 26, 2015

It's a predictable tradition for columnists to offer things for which we ought to be thankful on Thanksgiving. High on that list is usually our liberty and the freedom and prosperity we enjoy here in the United States.

Posted November 19, 2015

"Where there is no vision, the people perish." -- Proverbs 29:18, King James Version

Posted November 12, 2015

This week we celebrated Veterans Day, and social media has been filled with stories, pictures and expressions of deep appreciation for those who have served their country.

Posted November 05, 2015

If anyone wonders why I often write about the antics that go on in academia, it's not merely because I've spent 25 years as an academic -- and so I know the way the sausage is made.

Posted October 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton's performance art before Congress last week did not impress anyone who was not already inclined to slavishly adore her.

Posted October 22, 2015

Before the United States was even a nation, during its formation, and all the way up until the Civil War, those who opposed slavery argued fervently for its abolition.

Posted October 15, 2015

There are so many responses one might have to the fallacies and fictions spouted at Tuesday evening's first debate between the Democrat candidates for president, and so many questions that need to be asked after the debate. Here are just a few areas that need clarification.

Posted October 08, 2015

"Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. / I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see."

Posted October 01, 2015

Each week brings new proof of how little understanding the current generation of college students has of our system of government or the liberties it was created to protect -- and what is at risk as a result.

Posted September 23, 2015

One hundred years ago, it may have made sense for those who called themselves Christians to gravitate to a new sociopolitical movement called "progressivism" as a means to improve the plight of the poor. But progressivism has wandered far afield from that uncontroversial objective.

Posted September 17, 2015

For many Christians -- and for some Catholics in particular -- self-identification as politically "progressive" is as much a part of their identities as religious affiliation itself.

Posted September 10, 2015

Late last month, the Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article titled An Epidemic of Anguish, in which the author describes the skyrocketing rates of student mental illness on campuses.

Posted September 03, 2015

Since the horrific shooting, each time I see pictures of Vester Flanagan (aka Bryce Williams), my heart is broken. For his victims. For his family. And yes, for him.

Posted August 27, 2015

National Review magazine had Carly Fiorina on its cover recently, with the headline "Carly the Communicator."

Posted August 20, 2015

A few months ago, when the first Republican presidential contenders threw their hats into the ring, I tweeted this message a number of times, to widespread amusement among my Twitter followers: "2 Cubans, a black neurosurgeon, and a female CEO walk into a bar ... And the joke's on the Democrats," with the hashtags "RealDiversity" and "GOP2016."

Posted August 13, 2015

Today's news is tomorrow's history. What stories do we see about black Americans in the news every day? Riots. Robberies. Mayhem. Murder.

Posted August 06, 2015

The country is reeling from one videotaped disclosure after another exposing Planned Parenthood's practices of dissecting and selling the body parts of aborted pre-born infants, and the callous, cavalier way its medical officers describe the processes and the victims themselves.

Posted July 23, 2015

It is interesting to watch the scramble to denounce Planned Parenthood for the potentially illegal sale of body parts of unborn babies aborted in their facilities.

Posted July 16, 2015

President Obama finally has his "deal" with Iran, and even the most enthusiastic supporters of the administration admit that Iran is the real winner here. Reading the terms of the agreement, it's not hard to see why.

Posted July 09, 2015

"The Donald" has the chattering classes up in arms with his comments about illegal immigration across the border with Mexico. From misquoting him, to characterizing his statements as "racist" (last time I checked, "Mexican" wasn't a race), to refuting statements he never made, this has been a textbook example of media obfuscation and trumped-up (sorry -- couldn't resist) outrage intended to score political points, obscure facts and silence legitimate concerns.