Carson Holloway

October 21, 2013

Iraq, Obamacare, and the Uncertain Future of American Politics

Now that the partial government shutdown is over, the news is becoming more focused on problems with the launch of the Affordable Care Act.  Writing in
October 15, 2013

Harry Reid’s Hypocrisy

The dominating news of this week is the efforts–failed, so far–of various factions in Congress to put together a deal that will reopen the government (or,
October 14, 2013

Porn: The New Narcotic

Over at Public Discourse, Morgan Bennett has an important two-part article dealing with the social and legal issues surrounding internet pornography. In part one, Bennett argues
October 9, 2013

An Atheist Praises the Pope

Pope Francis’s efforts to reach out to non-Catholics have provoked a lot of comment, some of it from unexpected sources.  This week, for example, the Washington
October 2, 2013

President Obama’s Imperious Progressivism

Sometimes people who don’t like the president criticize him for being personally arrogant.  I don’t know if he is, and I am not sure that it
September 29, 2013

The President Takes Aim at the House Republicans

The president’s radio address this weekend was dedicated to promoting the (still controversial) Affordable Care Act and hitting the House Republicans for the way in which
September 23, 2013

A Guide to the Budget Battle Propaganda

House Republicans have decided to try to use the budget process to defund Obamacare, and this has made American liberals very angry indeed.  Their commentary on
September 12, 2013

Atheists Can Go To Heaven? Did Pope Francis Say Something New?

Some folks in the mainstream media are worked up because Pope Francis actually said that an atheist might go to heaven.  His remarks, from an article
September 10, 2013

The President’s Alternate Reality

For the rest of this week political commentators will be analyzing President Obama’s speech on Syria tonight.  Given the gravity of the issues, the speech calls for careful