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The Patchwork World: From State Sovereignty to Secessionism

The Patchwork World: From State Sovereignty to Secessionism

December 3, 2012 at 10:00 am 0 comments

by Matthew Cavedon Writing in the New York Times this week, Roger Cohen took modern secessionist movements to task as reactionary forces in an increasingly global world. He has his argument backwards—secessionism is increasingly influential precisely because of modern interconnectedness. “So much for globalization, the disappearance of frontiers in Europe, […]

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Republicans Shouldn’t Abandon the Pro-Life Movement

Republicans Shouldn’t Abandon the Pro-Life Movement

November 29, 2012 at 9:00 am 2 comments

by Kathleen Hunker  Republicans need not compromise their principles on abortion to win national elections. Ever since election night, a large crowd of political pundits have charitably contributed their two-cents on why the Republican Party lost and, more importantly, how it needs to change going forward. While the advice has […]

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Twisting the Abortion Debate in Ireland

Twisting the Abortion Debate in Ireland

November 19, 2012 at 7:00 am 3 comments

by Peter Smith The media presentation of a tragedy in Ireland is the hijacking of two lives and the distortion of a debate. Savita Halappanavar was an Indian woman who came to the Republic of Ireland in 2008 with her husband Praveen. Earlier this year, they conceived a child, the […]

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Aggressive Secularism at the Heart of the EU

Aggressive Secularism at the Heart of the EU

November 14, 2012 at 10:11 am 0 comments

by Paul Coleman “A secular society is not an anti-religious one. Rather, it is one where fundamental beliefs that we disagree about – beliefs that provide strong motivation to some but mean little or nothing to those who do not hold them – are left aside in public debate about […]

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The Marring Tower of Eminent Domain Abuse

The Marring Tower of Eminent Domain Abuse

November 13, 2012 at 9:00 am 1 comment

by Julia Morriss My family has lived on our Texas ranch since 1879. It’s an amazing piece of land; you can look around you for miles and see nothing but plants, sky, and a couple racing deer. At least you could. Soon, we will stare out across our pastures and […]

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No Time for Despair

No Time for Despair

November 8, 2012 at 11:05 pm 3 comments

by Brandon James Smith In the wake of a devastating loss, political activists and volunteers on the right have begun to despair.  Though I am immensely disappointed about the results and how they presage a dim future, I do not have the luxury of despair.  A generation of Americans will […]

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America Isn’t a Dream; It’s a Home

America Isn’t a Dream; It’s a Home

November 7, 2012 at 12:14 am 3 comments

by Matthew Cavedon Tonight, Democrats nestle all snug in their beds, while visions of a new America dance in their heads. But America isn’t the dream. It’s the home we’re all sleeping in tonight, and for the next four years. In the Democratic dream, America has reelected the leader who […]

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On Cuss Words, Character and Confucius

On Cuss Words, Character and Confucius

November 6, 2012 at 9:15 am 0 comments

by Piero Tozzi One tires of the tawdriness of it all.  The obsessions of Lena Dunham and Sandra Fluke, the profanity-laced tirades of Samuel L. Jackson and the alleged nonagenarian of Michael Moore’s devising.  Indeed, the vulgarisms spouted by the current occupant of the Oval Office himself. I have had […]

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How Civil Libertarians Should Think About Drone Warfare

How Civil Libertarians Should Think About Drone Warfare

October 31, 2012 at 10:30 am 0 comments

by Jonathan Tkachuk Much has been made regarding the increased use of drones by the U.S. government in its war against Al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremists. This seemingly detached method of warfare has been critiqued on the grounds that it is both ethically indefensible and strategically foolish. While both critiques deserve […]

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The Dubious Argument that the Establishment Clause Bars Pro-Life Laws

The Dubious Argument that the Establishment Clause Bars Pro-Life Laws

October 25, 2012 at 10:15 am 2 comments

by Jessica Bell I’ll admit it: I read comments on online news stories. I like to get a sense of the opinions of laypeople who are motivated enough about a topic (or have enough free time) to weigh in. I have found that whenever the topic of abortion arises, invariably […]

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