It was truly disheartening to see the beautiful city I had known all my life in such a state. Walking through an empty downtown, with the few people out and about hiding behind masks, and seeing the boarded-up businesses and carnage of the anarchy permanently colored my perception of Chicago.
Author: Chris Coffey
The Ford School’s Production of Progressive Activists
The Ford School of Public Policy can gather a hefty amount of evidence, but it does not know how to put it to good use.
Benedict XVI, R.I.P.
Saying farewell to God’s Rottweiler.
Lessons on Conservatism in Cambridge
On Friday, November 11, Armistice Day was commemorated in the United Kingdom to mark the armistice signed in 1918 between the Allied Powers and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. In the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, Armistice Day has come to be known as Poppy Day due […]
Queen Elizabeth II, R.I.P.
God Save the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Reign of Elizabeth II This fall semester, I am blessed to be able to study abroad at Pembroke College, Cambridge. As a lifelong Anglophile, I was enchanted by the idea of studying at one of England’s iconic ancient universities. My wish has come true at a surprisingly […]
What The New York Times Gets Right About Gen Z
Writer and political commentator Andrew Klavan sardonically dismisses the opinion section of The New York Times as “Knucklehead Row.” Klavan may often have a point, but “Knucklehead Row” occasionally produces excellent journalism. One particularly perspicacious piece was the recent “New York’s Hottest Club Is the Catholic Church.” In a compelling guest essay, Julia Yost remarks […]
How a Book on Islam Strengthened my Catholic Faith
I do not pretend to be as devout a Catholic as I should be. Too often, I am not even a particularly good one. Nonetheless, I am and was raised a Catholic, so I tend to view nearly every theological topic through a Catholic lens. David Pinault’s The Crucifix on Mecca’s Front Porch gave me […]
Michigan’s Mask Mandate Repeal Falls Flat
On March 10, the University of Michigan announced that starting on March 14 it would be partially repealing the mask mandate that had been in place since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 14, masks have been optional in most indoor spaces on every University of Michigan campus with the exceptions of “classrooms […]
Biden SCOTUS Nominee Should Be Recognized for Qualifications Beyond Identity
This February, which is also Black History Month, there is a vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. Justice Stephen Breyer, who has been sitting on the Court for nearly 30 years, announced his retirement a few weeks ago – giving President Biden his first opportunity to fill a vacancy on the nation’s highest court. […]
In Defense of Schlissel
Mark Schlissel, President of the University of Michigan since 2014, was recently terminated by the Board of Regents for being “involved in an inappropriate relationship with a University employee.” Schlissel, who was deeply unpopular among a large segment of Michigan students, was removed with immediate effect. The Board released a veritable treasure trove of email […]