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Bigger Capitalism, Better Hearts: Addressing Random Violence

Bigger Capitalism, Better Hearts: Addressing Random Violence

June 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm 2 comments

by Matthew P. Cavedon: A particularly maddening sort of violence—seemingly random violence—has been in the news a lot lately. Maddening, perhaps, because as Stephen Pinker’s Better Angels of Our Nature showed, modern society is less violent in many ways than what came before it. How can American violence be at [...]

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Making War, Not Love: The Insurgent Strategy behind Marijuana Reform

Making War, Not Love: The Insurgent Strategy behind Marijuana Reform

June 10, 2014 at 11:45 am 0 comments

by Matthew P. Cavedon: If the great military strategist Carl von Clausewitz was correct in considering war the continuation of politics, so too is it true that politics often looks a lot like war. Take the way that marijuana reform—the movement to legalize pot for medicinal and recreational purposes—resembles insurgent [...]

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BOOK REVIEW: The New Atheism’s Little Red Book Knockoff Sucks

BOOK REVIEW: The New Atheism’s Little Red Book Knockoff Sucks

May 19, 2014 at 8:35 am 0 comments

by Matthew Cavedon: I recently read Peter Boghossian’s Manual for Creating Atheists. It was terrible, managing to span the distance from historical obliviousness to political totalitarianism. Why am I reviewing it here? Misery loves company. Boghossian, a professor of philosophy at Portland State University, bills his effort as the first [...]

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Women’s Choices Start With Their Careers

Women’s Choices Start With Their Careers

May 1, 2014 at 10:59 am 0 comments

by Vance Ginn and Kathleen Hunker: On what pundits call “National Equal Pay Day,” President Obama announced two executive orders aimed at narrowing the alleged wage gap between men and women. The orders continued the president’s practice of achieving by executive decree what he couldn’t through democratic consensus. Only this [...]

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Give Me Religious Liberty or Give Me Business?

Give Me Religious Liberty or Give Me Business?

April 2, 2014 at 8:45 am 0 comments

by Kathleen Hunker: Should Texans be forced to choose between providing for their families and practicing their religious faith? What about their right to free speech or their right against unreasonable searches and seizures? Should the government be able to condition our right to earn an honest living on our [...]

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The Meaning of (Pro) Life

The Meaning of (Pro) Life

March 27, 2014 at 9:20 am 1 comment

by Jeremy Kee: The Pro-Life movement is developing a rift within its ranks as to what the term “Pro-life” truly means. With the annual March for Life having recently occurred, there is no better time for considered reflection on this issue. From the outset “Pro-life” has represented those who fight [...]

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False Zygotomy: Why Sandra Fluke is Off Her Gamete

False Zygotomy: Why Sandra Fluke is Off Her Gamete

March 26, 2014 at 8:15 am 4 comments

by Carolyn Bolton: Sandra Fluke Tuesday said there is no room in the marketplace for business owners with moral objections to employer-provided birth control. This is the latest liberal permutation of Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists in which the Establishment Clause is referred to as a “wall of separation” between church [...]

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Backed by Conservatives, Criminal Justice Reform Likely to Prevail in 2014

Backed by Conservatives, Criminal Justice Reform Likely to Prevail in 2014

March 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm 4 comments

by Lauren Galik: Recently, there’s been a breakthrough for federal criminal justice reform. In 2013, liberal and conservative leaders came together on the federal level to support major changes to federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws in what was an unusual display of congressional bipartisanship. On the state level, the push [...]

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Let’s Celebrate Economic Freedom This International Women’s Day

Let’s Celebrate Economic Freedom This International Women’s Day

March 10, 2014 at 8:30 am 1 comment

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: Every year around March 8, women become the subject of predilection for those perpetually-tortured souls that see social injustice everywhere. International Women’s Day is supposed to celebrate women, but it too often sets the stage for women, not as individual human beings but as a group or a [...]

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Top 5 Gun Control Failures of 2013

Top 5 Gun Control Failures of 2013

March 6, 2014 at 8:45 am 3 comments

Matt MacBradaigh:  Last year was an epic year of fail for gun control advocates. The anti-gun bullies thought they sensed sea change in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting – that sweeping gun control restrictions were all but a done deal. In retrospect, nothing was further from the [...]

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