by on August 24th, 2014

A note from the editor.

by and on August 1st, 2014

Provided agencies meet basic requirements protecting the welfare of children, they should be free to operate according to their values, especially their religiously informed beliefs about marriage. New legislation introduced this week would protect this right.

by and on July 28th, 2014

Opportunity is not merely the absence of artificially imposed impediments. It is also the capacity to pursue happiness, individually and in community. Adapted from the 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity.

by on July 7th, 2014

The right to religious freedom is for everyone, not just those with the “right” beliefs.

by on July 1st, 2014

Yesterday’s decision demonstrates that the Supreme Court understands what Congress set out to do when it passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Religious freedom is for all, regardless of the popularity of the belief. Congress, in passing RFRA, has said that if the belief can be accommodated, then it must be.

by on January 15th, 2014

What is marriage, why does marriage matter for public policy, and what are the consequences of redefining marriage? Adapted from testimony delivered on Monday, January 13, 2014 to the Indiana House Judiciary Committee.

by , and on December 2nd, 2013

Prof. Charles Reid thinks love makes a marriage. He claims we think sex makes a marriage. In truth, comprehensive union makes a marriage. And getting marriage right matters for everyone.

by on August 21st, 2013

A note from the editor.

What happened yesterday at the courthouse matters, and we must keep up our witness to the truth about marriage, by word and deed, until it is safely beyond judicial overreach.

by on May 6th, 2013

The Regent University 2013 Commencement Address, delivered May 4, 2013.

by and on March 13th, 2013

Good public policy can meet the needs of all Americans without redefining marriage.

by on January 21st, 2013

Witness to the truth matters for its own sake, but persistent, winsome witness also tends to bear good fruit, even if it takes 40 years and counting.

by on December 18th, 2012

How successful can a “new conversation on marriage” be when its leaders can’t even say what marriage is?

by on August 20th, 2012

A note from the editor.

by , and on February 28th, 2012

The controversy over the HHS mandate is not a spat about wonkish detail or tribal privilege. It remains a struggle for the principle of religious freedom, the soul of civil society.

by on February 8th, 2012

Charles Murray argues we’ve come apart, but can therapeutic Deism and the sexual revolution put us back together?

by on February 2nd, 2012

Neither liberal nor libertarian, a principled conservative way of helping the poor.

by on November 7th, 2011

Conservatives shouldn’t ignore or attack social justice, but must articulate sound principles of social justice.

by on October 26th, 2011

Rawlsian “public reason” approaches to human capabilities are insufficient bases for social justice.

by on August 22nd, 2011

Introducing a Public Discourse symposium on the 2012 election.

by on May 6th, 2011

How and why considering distribution will yield a complete economic science. The second in a two-part series.

by on May 4th, 2011

A new book challenges us to rediscover the missing element of our economic science. The first in a two-part series.

Do pro-lifers care about life after birth?

by , and on January 12th, 2011

A reply to Northwestern Law Professor Andrew Koppelman's second critique of "What is Marriage?"

by , and on January 3rd, 2011

A reply to NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino’s second critique of “What is Marriage?”

by , and on December 30th, 2010

A response to FamilyScholars Blogger Barry Deutsch.

by , and on December 29th, 2010

A response to Northwestern Law Professor Andrew Koppelman.

by , and on December 17th, 2010

A response to NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino.

by on August 27th, 2010

Obama’s stem-cell policy is not only contrary to sound reason and good science, it violates the law.

by on June 15th, 2010

Are market economies friends or foes of the environment?

by on July 3rd, 2009

Recently, the editor of Public Discourse sat down with Robert P. George to discuss the state of the marriage debate. While supporters of same-sex “marriage” claim that history is on their side, it turns out that supporters of traditional marriage have more reasons for hope than they may realize.

by and on February 24th, 2009

A recent compromise on the same-sex ‘marriage’ debate granted too much to revisionists and too little to traditionalists. A better compromise will respect the societal importance of marriage while also providing for the real needs of domestic partners.

by on February 3rd, 2009

Every fall, kids arrive on college campuses and learn that their basic moral intuitions on sexual matters don’t square with the reigning ideas. Thanks to debased campus culture and overreaching on the part of administrators and professors, students are beginning to respond systematically—and they’re having an impact. Here’s how.

by and on November 3rd, 2008

The Obama apologists are at it again, this time attacking Archbishop Charles Chaput for speaking out against their candidate's pro-abortion views. But the latest salvo from Doug Kmiec is a tangled web of falsehoods and fallacies.

by on October 13th, 2008

An introductory letter from the founder and editor of Public Discourse.