February 8, 2019

Published on The Stream on February 5, 2019

For pro-lifers like me, one of the most frustrating things about the public abortion debate is that proponents rarely seem to be candid about what they want. They talk about “women’s health.”  They talk about the hardest cases...

January 31, 2019

Published on The Stream on January 30, 2019.

The debates over raising minimum wages have resumed. As we engage in these important discussions, we should carefully consider what they reveal about our attitudes toward work.

The minimum wage issue is not easy. I think every...

December 17, 2018

A lot of time has passed since it was determined that public schools must be “neutral” on matters of religion. Many of us continue to bemoan the removal of one of the great pillars of civilization from the formal education of young citizens. But, we reason, there are a...

December 10, 2018

Published on The Stream December 8, 2018

In a recent op-ed, U.S. House Representatives Nancy Pelosi and John Sarbanes vowed to “make Washington work for the people.” With their new majority in the House, they pledge to end corruption, reduce the influence of special int...

December 6, 2018

Published on The Stream, November 29, 2018

Many of us lament the rise of identity-based political and social movements. They encourage us to think in terms of race, gender, ethnicity, or religion rather than looking for shared values and beliefs that unite us as America...

November 27, 2018

Published on The Stream on November 27, 2018

Late last month, the U.S. Supreme Court passed up an opportunity to review the federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act. It’s important for us to understand how laws like this actually undermine core American values.


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