Bob Reilly


Another Win for Religious Freedom

Kennedy v. Bremerton School District represents another victory for religious freedom and pushes back against the idea that religion must be invisible in the United States.

DADT: Is the Pentagon betraying its troops?

In a recent column for Mercatornet, InsideCatholic contributor Bob Reilly argues that the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell would be a subversion of the very military virtues they claim to value: In his testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, poor Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, never seemed to [...]

The future for Islam and the West

IC's own Bob Reilly doesn't just know music; he also has a keen understanding of the history of Islam and insight into its radicalization and current struggle with the West. All of this is laid out in his latest book The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist, which he [...]

Friday Free-for-All

Time for a few Friday links: Rhode Island Representative Patrick Kennedy has announced that he won't be running for reelection. No word on whether it's because he's tired of tangling with Bishop Tobin. President Obama appears ready to shut down Constellation, NASA's manned space exploration program. Some say that the cost-benefit analysis simply makes sense, [...]

The Iraq Debate: Russell Shaw’s Closing Statement

This is the fourth of a four-part debate between Robert R. Reilly and Russell Shaw on the question, "Was the Iraq War just?"   Five quick comments: 1. My thanks to Bob Reilly for making my point: UN weapons inspectors were back in Iraq months before the U.S.-led invasion. That Saddam Hussein wasn't happy is [...]