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The Argument Conservatives Must Learn to Make

The Argument Conservatives Must Learn to Make

October 23, 2012 at 8:00 am 3 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry In other elections, with an incumbent in the position now occupied by President Obama, the challenger would be polling much better than Governor Romney is.  With the economy stalled, unemployment at unacceptable levels, government debt both unprecedented and unsustainable, foreign violence against America escalating, and the […]

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Turning Private to Public:

Turning Private to Public:

October 15, 2012 at 8:30 am 1 comment

How the First Amendment Can Inspire a Fairer Economy by Matt Cavedon One of the most noble, and difficult, tasks of a democratic society is to turn the political efforts of individuals and groups away from seeking their gain at the expense of others, and towards an order which serves […]

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Reasonably Accommodating Religious Beliefs

Reasonably Accommodating Religious Beliefs

October 12, 2012 at 7:00 am 1 comment

by Peter Smith Widen the scope for religious freedom so employees don’t have to quit their jobs. In each of the cases discussed in my previous articles (see here and here), the need for litigation could have been avoided completely if a proper accommodation of religious practices was accepted. Both […]

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The European “Right” to a Healthy Child

The European “Right” to a Healthy Child

October 10, 2012 at 9:00 am 0 comments

by Paul Coleman One of the great science fiction movies of modern times is Gattaca. More than being brilliantly shot, well-acted and supported by a moving soundtrack, the themes it explores are chillingly relevant for the times in which we live. Set in “the not too distant future,” the movie […]

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Contradictory Positions on First Amendment Freedoms

Contradictory Positions on First Amendment Freedoms

October 9, 2012 at 8:45 am 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry There are two consistent truths about First Amendment speech and religion freedoms: first, there is always someone or some group in favor of them, while at the same time someone or some group opposed to them; and second, there is often little consistency from case to […]

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Liberty, for Society’s Sake

Liberty, for Society’s Sake

October 4, 2012 at 8:30 am 2 comments

by Matt Cavedon Libertarians leave a bad taste in David Brooks’ mouth. In their “worry about the way government intrudes upon economic liberty,” they fail to see that society is “a harmonious ecosystem, in which the different layers [are] nestled upon each other: individual, family, company, neighborhood, religion, city government […]

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Tackling the “Mystery of Life”

Tackling the “Mystery of Life”

October 2, 2012 at 9:00 am 0 comments

John D. Shea Part II of II In Part I, Mr. Shea explained that the Supreme Court Jurisprudence avoids the question of fetal person. In Part II, Mr. Shea discusses three of the most prominent strategies aimed at exploiting this gaping hole in the Court’s abortion jurisprudence.  It may come as […]

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Religious Freedom at Work

Religious Freedom at Work

October 1, 2012 at 7:00 am 2 comments

by Peter Smith Religious freedom in the UK is being tried and tested, and its protections have been found wanting. Last time, I considered the cases of Ewedia and Chaplin, who were prevented from wearing crosses as jewellery whilst at work. Two other conjoined cases were heard at the same […]

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Why Pro-Lifers Should Care about the UN

Why Pro-Lifers Should Care about the UN

September 27, 2012 at 11:00 am 1 comment

by Meghan Grizzle This week, the General Assembly of the United Nations convened, as it does every September. Once again, leaders from around the world descended on New York City, causing the closure of streets on the East Side and major traffic jams.  News media focused on the speeches of […]

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The “Mystery of Life” is Still a Mystery for the Supreme Court

The “Mystery of Life” is Still a Mystery for the Supreme Court

September 25, 2012 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Part I of II by John D. Shea “Personhood” and its corresponding rights are among the most controversial and yet seemingly illusive topics in current Supreme Court criticism. The Supreme Court’s definition of “Personhood” is like its definition of pornography – “it’s hard to define, but you know it when you see it.” […]

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