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Religious freedom event opens Monday at BYU

On Monday, July 6, through Wednesday, July 8, the BYU International Center for Law and Religious Studies will host their annual conference – Religious Freedom Annual Review: Fairness to All. The conference features important opinion leaders including Governor Gary Herbert, Utah State Senator J. Stuart Adams, Robin Fretwell Wilson, Alexander Dushku, W. Cole Durham Jr., […]


Liberty and eternal vigilance

  “The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.” – John Philpot Curran (1750-1817; Irish lawyer, judge and orator) Today, July 2, marks the 239th anniversary of the Second Continental […]


And they’re off …

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, several articles were published by Politico portraying the future of cultural and social policy debates. Some are rather astounding, in that they proved – on the very day that same-sex marriage was made the law of the land – that conservative concern about the […]


It’s all about me

Invoking vague catchphrases and platitudes about the autonomous self, a bare majority of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that the 14th Amendment contained a hitherto unknown requirement that each state redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. This requirement, Justice Anthony Kennedy said, comes from “rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to […]


Quotes from the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges decision

We’ve collected some key quotes from the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which was released this morning. First we have quotes from the court’s majority opinion, which legalizes same-sex marriage throughout the U.S. Below these are quotes from the four dissenting justices, including some sharply worded gems. (Chief Justice John Roberts, for example, says […]


Time for Americans to address poverty the right way

In recent years both conservatives and progressives have rightly increased their focus on poverty in America. On the left, they have been proposing the same old ideas to solve this problem: raising the minimum wage, expanding entitlements like Medicaid, and so on. And as usual, the progressives have it dead wrong. In part, this is […]


On the cusp of the Obamacare ruling

As the country anticipates the impending U.S. Supreme Court announcement of its decision in the King v. Burwell Obamacare lawsuit, journalist Katie Pavlich today provided an update on a key figure in the controversy. Over the past several years, Jonathan Gruber has made numerous statements regarding tax-credit subsidies on coverage purchased through federal exchanges that […]