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Elizabeth Scalia

Elizabeth Scalia is a contributing writer to First Things Magazine and the blogger known as The Anchoress.
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Tea Party Candidates Must Learn the Art of Fencing

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 - by Elizabeth Scalia

Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell lost, at least in part, because of their lack of deftness in dealing with a hostile press.

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A Most Catholic of Dramas

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 - by Elizabeth Scalia

An Arizona woman, pregnant and suffering from pulmonary hypertension (an often fatal complication), consulted with her doctor and a Catholic Sister of Mercy, and obtained an abortion. The reactions have been predictable across religious and political lines.

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Pope Brings His Gentle Touch to the Holy Land

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 - by Elizabeth Scalia

Benedict pushed aside entangled, energy-sapping emotionalism to propose a reinvestment in our shared humanity.

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See How These Christians Shove One Another

Sunday, April 12th, 2009 - by Elizabeth Scalia

This Easter, Christians might reflect upon whether getting involved in bare-knuckle politics and activism has actually hurt their cause.

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Obama at Notre Dame: An Opportunity We Should Not Waste

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - by Elizabeth Scalia

Could his controversial invitation be a blessing in disguise for pro-lifers?

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The Pope & The Pelosi: Face to Face

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 - by Elizabeth Scalia

Catholics needn't protest the meeting between the Holy Father and the speaker. They should just pray.

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Cheer Up — It’s Christmas!

Thursday, December 25th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

Americans of all stripes could use a tale of comfort and hope right about now. Good thing we've got the Christmas story.

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Winning This War Requires Language of Faith

Friday, December 12th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

The West's abandonment of religion has left it unprepared to defeat a foe that's driven by spiritual concerns.

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It’s Called ‘Transition’ For a Reason

Sunday, December 7th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

In a political — and religious — season that calls for patience and reflection, some just can't wait.

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Christians and Gays Behaving Badly

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

In the wake of Proposition 8, gays need to stop the thuggery and Christians need to cut the condescension.

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Obama, Palin, and the Meaning of ‘Change’

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

In this election season, the definitions of words are being mangled like never before.

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Psychologists Want to Purge Your Brain of Un-Green Thoughts

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

Think what you're supposed to think ... or else.

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Let’s Debate, Not Dehumanize

Monday, August 4th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

Try saying one good thing about someone you don't like — whether it's George Bush or Nancy Pelosi.

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Let’s Learn to Laugh About Obama

Saturday, July 19th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

The New Yorker cover controversy and Obama's humorless reaction show that America has forgotten how to laugh.

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The Catholic Vote and the Counterbalance to Abortion

Sunday, July 13th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

How can Catholics for Obama rationalize their support for the pro-choice candidate?

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Socialized Medicine Looks Inevitable

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

It's almost too late to stop Washington's waltz towards government health care.

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Critical Times for Critical Thinking

Friday, June 20th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

How can significant issues be tackled when a culture of cynicism and relativism has destroyed appreciation for the truth?

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Obama the Trophy Wife

Sunday, June 8th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

It seems as if Hillary Clinton is just the latest mature, dependable, experienced woman to be unceremoniously dumped for a younger, prettier doe-eyed companion. No wonder many women are mad.

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Einstein and the Equation of Faith

Thursday, May 15th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

The greatest scientific mind of the 20th century pronounced religion "childish." Was Einstein truly an atheist? Or were his complex thoughts on faith a logical continuation of his work in physics?

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Benedict, the Shepherd Who Is Led

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

Echoing Jesus' prediction about Peter, Pope Benedict went to places he did not want to go during his U.S. trip — all to lay the foundation of healing.

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The Reality of Pope Benedict

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

Critics will paint caricatures of the pope during his U.S. visit, just as they did after his election. But Benedict has shown himself to be far more complex than their simplistic analysis allows.

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Cheer Up: It’s Easter!

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

Depressing world news got you down? Don't forget: "Easter helps shine light on the small positives all around us."

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Let’s Save the Planet — Without Starving People

Friday, March 21st, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

Turning food into fuel may create more problems than it solves. If we are serious about global warming, here are a few modest steps we should take today -- while letting people eat their corn.

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Mama, We’re All RINOs Now

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

The Great Conservative Purge of the Impure is in full swing, writes The Anchoress. Too bad the purist "true conservatives" are blind to the many ironies of their action.

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Fred Thompson, Ronald Reagan, and the Goldilocks Republicans

Friday, January 25th, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

Still upset that Fred Thompson will not be resurrecting the Reagan era? Get over it, writes The Anchoress. There is no such thing as the perfect candidate, and placing purity ahead of pragmatism can only invite electoral disaster.

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