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Jason Blakely is an associate professor of political science at Pepperdine University and the author most recently of “We Built Reality: How Social Science Infiltrated Culture, Politics, and Power.” He is a senior fellow at the Nova Forum for Catholic Thought.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
David AlbertsonJason Blakely
The temptation in current U.S. politics is to treat all of one’s opponents the same: not just evil, but blameworthy for every imaginable form of evil.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Jason Blakely
The popular “scientific” discourse around election forecasting has once again proven disappointingly misguided, at best, and fraudulent, at worst. Our democracy deserves better.
FaithFaith and Reason
David AlbertsonJason Blakely
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 & SocietyFaith and Reason
David AlbertsonJason BlakelyMatthew PetersonKevin E. Stuart
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 & SocietyFaith and Reason
David AlbertsonJason Blakely
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.
FaithNews Analysis
Jason Blakely
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 & SocietyNews Analysis
Jason Blakely
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 & SocietyFeatures
Jason Blakely
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 & CultureBooks
Jason Blakely
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 & SocietyIn All Things
Jason Blakely
Trump may have given one restrained speech, but Steve Bannon still hews to a vision of America under siege.