Laura Hollis

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.

Posted July 02, 2015

Writers commenting on the Supreme Court's recent discovery of a constitutional right to gay marriage have (quite logically) cast this as the latest chapter in the sexual revolution begun by the Baby Boomers. But it must also be seen in the context of the larger "gift" left for us by that same generation.

Posted June 25, 2015

Pope Francis is in the news again, not only for his recent environmental encyclical, "Laudato Si," but also for his off-the-cuff comments about businesses that manufacture weapons and those who invest in those businesses.

Posted June 18, 2015

Now that Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have officially thrown their hats into the ring, there are two dozen official candidates for the Republican presidential nomination and a handful of others expected to announce their candidacy any day. Of these, approximately 15 enjoy the kind of name recognition (and/or fundraising capabilities) to be considered reasonably serious contenders.

Posted June 11, 2015

Over the past few years, we've more frequently seen articles and editorials about the increasingly hostile climate at our colleges and universities, with a new one appearing almost every week.

Posted June 04, 2015

This week, an article is making the rounds describing the millions St. Paul, Minnesota, taxpayers have spent on "white privilege" training for teachers and administrators in their public schools.

Posted May 28, 2015

It's graduation time again, and that means speeches, speeches everywhere. As someone who has taught at universities for the past 25 years, I have heard plenty of them.

Posted May 21, 2015

If there is one thing that most failed policy initiatives (not to mention entire political and economic systems) have in common, it would have to be the refusal to acknowledge human nature.

Posted May 14, 2015

Lost in the news of pre-primary charades, derailed trains, Scooby-Doo Hillary vans and ISIS attacks, Obamacare continues to slouch its way along the same inevitable trajectory as most top-down government monstrosities.

Posted May 07, 2015

A significant number of Americans seem to no longer understand our constitution, our system of government or the structure of our legal system. The outcry over crowdfunding support for litigants is a good example.

Posted April 30, 2015

In Roland Joffe's 1984 film, "The Killing Fields," we see the Cambodian Communist revolution and its aftermath through the eyes of Dith Pran, the film's main character.