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 →

Overcoming Gun Absolutism

By Jason Adkins Five years ago, just after the Sandy Hook massacre, I wrote a highly criticized column on gun control. The causes of gun violence, I noted in that column, run deeper than easy access to guns, and include … Continue reading →

Man, Woman, and the Order of Creation

  Walter Heyer was a husband, father, and a corporate executive who underwent gender reassignment surgery at the age of 42, going from man to woman. Eight years later, Walt changed back to a man again and has been restored to … Continue reading →

Healthcare Symposium

Healthcare in Minnesota A Symposium Considering Contemporary Challenges Wednesday, September 20  •  University of St. Thomas (PDF flier) Healthcare reform. The opioid crisis. Gender theory. These are just some of the emerging challenges on the healthcare landscape in Minnesota about … Continue reading →

Summer Communications Internship

Are you looking to learn more about the intersection of your Catholic faith with policy and society, while building your communications skill-set in a professional environment? Consider interning with the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the official public policy voice of the … Continue reading →