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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 […]


Marriage and the Constitution: 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 […]


Happy Father’s (and Mother’s) Day

For 30 years, Edgar Guest wrote a poem a day for the Detroit Free Press. Hs cross-town “rival” Anne Campbell at the Detroit News wrote six poems a week for 20 years.* They both wrote about many things, as one would have to with that kind of an output, but a lot about children and […]

At the intersection of Church and State Streets in Salem, Oregon.

The vulnerability of religious tolerance in the U.S.

Last Thursday, June 11, Senator Mike Lee delivered a significant and timely address in Washington, D.C. In Conserving Religious Liberty For All he said: …at this moment in our nation’s history, … cherished American ideals are being questioned, and in some cases threatened, as never before. Today I would like to discuss the challenges and […]

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Behind the Magna Carta

Eight hundred years have passed since King John’s barons forced him to seal the Magna Carta, on June 15, 1215. King John (who was reviled for good reason) didn’t stick to his word, and at the king’s request Pope Innocent III annulled the Magna Carta in August of the same year … so why is […]