Articles by: khunker

Why Conservatives Should Embrace Pope Francis’ Message

Why Conservatives Should Embrace Pope Francis’ Message

October 2, 2015 at 10:00 am 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: Pope Francis came to America as the head of the Catholic Church, the vicar of Christ, and a committed advocate for the poor.  And he delivered to Congress a message reaffirming conservative principles and policies. The Pope’s visit prompted a debate over whether his speeches and […]

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A Constitution Defined by Humility and the Rule of Law

A Constitution Defined by Humility and the Rule of Law

September 17, 2015 at 11:00 pm 0 comments

by Kathleen Hunker: Constitution Day might as well be called America’s forgotten holiday, or so joshed a colleague of mine in the office elevator. There was a lilt of exaggeration in his voice, but he was not too far off the mark. In an age of saturated media, where any […]

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The Corbyn Era: Does Labour Face Oblivion?

The Corbyn Era: Does Labour Face Oblivion?

September 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

by Ewan Watt: Unlike previous leadership campaigns for Her Majesty’s Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn’s successful endeavor to succeed Ed Miliband at the helm of the British Labour Party received a curious amount of media attention in the United States. The parallels with Bernie Sanders appear to be the root of most […]

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To Increase Upward Mobility, Reform Higher Education Policies

To Increase Upward Mobility, Reform Higher Education Policies

September 3, 2015 at 8:15 am 2 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: With respect to providing for upward mobility, the most important social mobility function a government can perform may be that of education. But in the field of higher education, the federal government may not be an ally of the young people who most need that education. […]

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Worse Things Are Happening (But We Can Still Care about Cecil)

Worse Things Are Happening (But We Can Still Care about Cecil)

August 5, 2015 at 9:10 am 0 comments

by Leigh Thompson: The senseless slaughter of a Lion is not the worst thing to happen this year. This month. This week. Or even today. We know that. Or at least most of my fellow outraged first-worlders do. Few would suggest that the rampant human trafficking occurring in Southeast Asia […]

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A Conservative Alternative to Obamacare

A Conservative Alternative to Obamacare

July 29, 2015 at 8:25 am 0 comments

The problems with the law are well documented; now is time for a solution. by Prof. Patrick Garry: The conservative opposition to Obamacare is well documented, as are the problems with the law and the unpopularity of it.  With each passing day, the American public becomes increasingly aware of the […]

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Lawlessness Won’t Fix America’s Failed Immigration Policy

Lawlessness Won’t Fix America’s Failed Immigration Policy

July 22, 2015 at 8:35 am 1 comment

by Prof. Patrick Garry: America is a country of immigrants, but that immigration historically occurred within an enforced national policy on immigration.  The arrival of immigrants to America and the legal enforcement of a national immigration policy traditionally went hand in hand. Currently, there is a great divide on the […]

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Bigger Government is Not Always the Answer—The Obamacare Example

Bigger Government is Not Always the Answer—The Obamacare Example

June 23, 2015 at 8:25 am 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: Perhaps the clearest distinction between the liberal and conservative political philosophies lies in their respective focus on government as the essential booster and protector of the working and middle classes.  As Democratic Senator Charles Schumer said, a belief in government is “what unites the Democratic party,” […]

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Conservatives In Nebraska Prove Tide Is Turning Against the Death Penalty

Conservatives In Nebraska Prove Tide Is Turning Against the Death Penalty

June 2, 2015 at 8:25 am 3 comments

by Marc Hyden: Nebraska’s unicameral legislature just became the first conservative state to repeal the death penalty in over 40 years. How Nebraska did it is even more incredible. Before a bill can reach the governor’s desk in the Cornhusker State, the measure must be voted upon three times, and three […]

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Exposing the Myth of Big Government as an Ally of the Average Person

Exposing the Myth of Big Government as an Ally of the Average Person

March 5, 2015 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: The argument used by liberals since the New Deal is that a bigger federal government is a necessary aid to the poor and average American.  It is as if government and the private economy represent two, mutually opposed constituencies.  The economy serves the rich and powerful, […]

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