How John Adams Helps Explain The American Mind
Richard Samuelson, The Federalist
The dispute between John Adams and Edmund Burke can illuminate today’s differences between American and European conservatives.
Catholicism and Capitalism: Redeeming the System
“Indeed the very word ‘neoliberalism’ on the lips of the European (and Catholic) left has become an almost meaningless term for ‘whatever we don’t like.'”
Razed by Terror Attacks, a Church Will Rise Anew
Alex Vadukul, New York Times
Thirteen years ago, a small Greek Orthodox church with a ringing rooftop bell offered a reprieve from the city’s furious financial nerve center, until it was crushed when the World Trade Center’s south tower collapsed on Sept. 11. On Saturday, church officials blessed the ground where the new St. Nicholas church would rise.
U.S. High School Dropout Rates Fall, Especially Among Latinos
Ben Casselman, FiveThirtyEight
Elkhart’s improvement is a particularly dramatic example of a nation-wide trend: Graduation rates are improving, especially for Latinos.1 Nationally, the on-time graduation rate topped 80 percent for the first time in 2012, up from 74 percent five years earlier.