Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix issued a pastoral letter to the men of his diocese, with the opening subheading "A Call to Battle." So, the culture wars are on, at least in Phoenix. Who talks like this? This time last year, there was a rumor that +Olmsted was going to be the next archbishop of Chicago, but that rumor picked the wrong former rector of the Josephinum.
At The Week, Damon Linker on why liberals should support the 20-week abortion ban.
In the Washington Post, Harold Meyerson on government dysfunction and why the answers the founders devised in the late nineteenth century need some adjusting to achieve the founders' goals in the early twenty-first century.