The Politics of Language

“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible. . . . Thus, political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness.” Little has changed since 1946 when George Orwell wrote … Continue reading →

Sports gambling: Leave the money on the table

In the coming weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court may loosen federal restrictions on sports gambling. As a result, many states have proactively drafted bills that would create regulated sports gambling industries at the state level—Minnesota included. The changes could greatly … Continue reading →

The Crisis of Men without Work

There is a growing deficit of men in the workforce. According to government data, more than seven million American men between the ages of 25 and 54, the traditional prime of working life, are not even looking for a job. … Continue reading →

Politics for Love of Jesus

In my work as the Policy and Outreach Coordinator for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, I meet many Minnesota Catholics who have a deep aversion to politics. In their experience, politics are so steeped in special interests and dominated by power … Continue reading →