Carson Holloway

July 1, 2013

What Would the Founders Say? A Fourth of July Reflection

The Fourth of July is upon us—our most patriotic holiday.  If we are serious and thoughtful about our patriotism, we will use the occasion for more
June 24, 2013

A Stupendous Talent, and a Beautiful Soul

The other day, I was surfing around YouTube listening to music, and something made me think of Adolph “Bud” Herseth, the renowned, long-time principal trumpet player
June 18, 2013

A Political Scientist Warns of the Gathering Storm: Same-Sex Marriage Will Threaten Religious Liberty

At Public Discourse today, Matthew Franck, a political scientist (full disclosure: also a friend of mine), argues that the advance of same-sex marriage will likely prove
June 14, 2013

An American Astronaut and his Father

How important is a father to a son?  How much does a son value his father’s good opinion?  How much does it matter to a son
June 12, 2013

Why Can’t Amnesty Come Second?

There were fireworks this week on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  That august body (or once august body) began deliberations on the Gang of 8
June 10, 2013

The Greatness of George Washington

Some work I am doing has me reading a lot of the papers of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson.  Of course it is a pleasure to
June 6, 2013

Three Questions About Women in Combat

One remarkable thing about the Obama Administration’s decision to lift restrictions on the use of women in combat operations is the lack of debate about it. 
May 29, 2013

Two Points on Immigration Reform

The American Catholic bishops are taking a serious interest in immigration reform legislation being worked on in Congress.  Although many of the bishops have spoken on
May 28, 2013

The Boy Scouts’ New Policy

Last week delegates representing the Boy Scouts of America voted to change the organization’s membership policy.  The traditional Scout policy excluded openly gay members.  Liberal activists