The midterms just guaranteed that the Trump Administration can continue to transform the judiciary

By Jonathon Van Maren A few takeaways from the midterm election results. I’m happy with the outcome. Republicans have expanded their majority in the Senate, and that means that the caravan of conservative justices will continue to flood the circuit courts and perhaps even the Supreme Court. The Trump Administration is constructing a judicial dam…

Defending Western civilization: A conversation with Sir Roger Scruton

By Jonathon Van Maren Knighted in 2016 for “services to philosophy, teaching, and public education,” there is perhaps no academic so articulate and so fierce in his defence of Western civilization as Sir Roger Scruton. A graduate of Cambridge, anti-Communist Cold Warrior, professor in the Humanities Research Institute at Buckingham University, and author of over…

Northern Ireland pro-life leader: We’re holding back legalized abortion by a thread

By Jonathon Van Maren As the devastating results of the Republic of Ireland’s abortion referendum came in on May 25, abortion activists erupted into wild celebration. Several of them waved a sign declaring, ominously and triumphantly, that “The North Is Next.” Many people forget that while abortion has become legal in the Republic of Ireland,…

Christian Persecution: Asia Bibi is trapped in Pakistan, and a kidnapped Nigerian teenage girl still refuses to deny her faith

By Jonathon Van Maren Following a brutal attack by Islamic State gunmen on a bus full of Egyptian Coptic Christians on two buses near a monastery in Minya on Friday that resulted in seven deaths and at least seven other casualties (some of them children), Egypt’s interior ministry reported yesterday that nineteen Islamist militants connected…

Norway’s female prime minister suggests restricting abortion

By Jonathon Van Maren Abortion activists in Scandinavia are outraged at a recent suggestion by Norway’s leader that abortion restrictions should be tightened in a few specific circumstances. Currently in Norway, abortion is legal on demand up until the twelfth week of pregnancy, by application until eighteen weeks, and after that in so-called “special circumstances”…

Sheer hypocrisy: abortion activists don’t want you to know Canada has no abortion laws

By Jonathon Van Maren CANADA, November 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – If you needed any evidence that Canada’s abortion activists are incapable of having a mature, informed discussion and prefer to simply shut down any inconvenient facts by any means possible, look no further than the almost farcical response to a campaign by Canadian lobby group We…