A Message in a Bottle
Anthony Esolen, Front Porch Republic

Poetry is still a living part of the common life. People care about it. – See more at: http://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2013/12/a-message-in-a-bottle/#sthash.ELnBeKlf.dpuf

The Pope and the Right
Ross Douthat, New York Times

Catholics who pride themselves on fidelity to Rome, the burden is on them — on us — to explain why a worldview that inspires left-leaning papal rhetoric also allows for right-of-center conclusions.

Violating Children’s Dignity In The Age Of Social Media
Jennifer Doverspike, The Federalist

Shouldn’t children be allowed to make mistakes without the whole world knowing?

What Is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act?
Eugene Volokh, The Volokh Conspiracy

Should you be entitled to an exemption from the generally applicable law, because of your religious beliefs? Or should the government be free to apply the law to you just as it does to others?