Jason Blakely is an associate professor of political science at Pepperdine University and the author of 'We Built Reality: How Social Science Infiltrated Culture, Politics, and Power.' He is a Senior Fellow at the Nova Forum for Catholic Thought at the University of Southern California.
Politics & Society Short Take
Jason BlakelyNovember 04, 2020
The popular “scientific” discourse around election forecasting has once again proven disappointingly misguided, at best, and fraudulent, at worst. Our democracy deserves better.
Faith Faith and Reason
Jason BlakelyOctober 01, 2020
With the much-anticipated release of Pope Francis’s new encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” on Oct. 4, Catholic Christians would do well to revisit his critique of false realism and false nostalgia, and his call for the church to foster a political attitude of faithful and daring dreaming.
White country church and U.S. flag (iStock)
Politics & Society Faith and Reason
Jason BlakelyOctober 22, 2019
Signatories of two recent open letters, one embracing a “new nationalism” and the other warning of its dangers, engage each other's concerns and questions.
Politics & Society Faith and Reason
Jason BlakelySeptember 19, 2019
From a unity deeper than citizenship, that of baptism, we implore our fellow Christians: Join us in denouncing this violence, and help us understand what distance is left between that nationalism and yours.
Faith News Analysis
Jason BlakelyAugust 23, 2018
Clericalism poses the question: How are all Catholics complicit in a culture in which abuse is rampant?
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., visits with Bishop Michael F. Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, at Catholic Charities Fort Worth campus, April 3 (CNS photo/Juan Guajardo, North Texas Catholic Magazine).
Politics & Society News Analysis
Jason BlakelyMay 04, 2018
The conflict between Mr. Ryan’s libertarianism and his Catholicism rests on rival anthropologies.
Flowers, candles and other items surround the famous Las Vegas sign at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting (AP Photo/John Locher).
Politics & Society Features
Jason BlakelyOctober 13, 2017
Pat Robertson and others appear to have abandoned the notion that political action has the ability to improve the lives of the governed.
Julián Carrón and Rod Dreher (CNS photos Gregory A. Shemitz/The Trinity Forum) 
Arts & Culture Books
Jason BlakelyJune 14, 2017
In sharp contrast to Rod Dreher, Julian Carrón does not think Christians should disown contemporary society as a new “Dark Age.”
White House strategist Stephen Bannon speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland on Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Politics & Society In All Things
Jason BlakelyMarch 01, 2017
Trump may have given one restrained speech, but Steve Bannon still hews to a vision of America under siege.
Politics & Society In All Things
Jason BlakelyJanuary 20, 2017
A lesson from philosopher Charles Taylor: the key feature of modern times is pluralism.