Monthly Archives: January 2010


 

by on January 29th, 2010

Why we shouldn't listen to calls to get rid of the filibuster.

by on January 26th, 2010

American drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan have become increasingly common and controversial. What broad principles should guide our use of these attacks?

by on January 22nd, 2010

In his new book, Alan Mittleman suggests why hope has been and will continue to be such an important force in our politics.

by on January 19th, 2010

The choice the country faces in health-care reform is a stark one with profound ramifications: What process will best deliver affordable quality health-care to all Americans, a government-driven or market-driven one?

by on January 15th, 2010

It’s hard to credibly demand religious liberty when one is in the minority if one refuses to grant it when one is the majority. The principle “do unto others as you would have done unto you” should be a guiding ideal for all sides in the Swiss minaret controversy.

by on January 12th, 2010

Is it possible for capitalism and democracy to support localist and communitarian ideals? According to one interpretation of a high-tech, agrarian-loving blockbuster film, the answer is yes. And this points to a challenge for conservative purists of all stripes.

by on January 8th, 2010

A good deal of online commentary about a recent ecumenical statement misunderstands the nature of human reason.

by on January 5th, 2010

In response to the would-be Detroit bomber, Yemen wants more helicopters to counter terrorism. But there is no indication helicopters would have stopped him or that, over the long run, they will put an end to the activities of al-Qaeda enthusiasts. Counterterrorism efforts need to take hearts, minds, and wills seriously.

In Depth: Editor's Picks: March 2018

Don't miss Public Discourse Editor Ryan T. Anderson's picks for the best articles we've published this quarter.


  • by Ryan T. Anderson on February 1, 2018

    The thinking of transgender activists is inherently confused and filled with internal contradictions. Activists never acknowledge those contradictions. Instead, they opportunistically rely on whichever claim is useful at any given moment.

  • by Korey D. Maas on February 21, 2018

    Contrary to the popular, tidy narrative repeated by Robert Reilly and others, neither Luther nor his colleagues and heirs “abandoned” natural law. Nor did they recast it in a voluntarist mold. They embraced and defended it along entirely traditional lines.

  • by Christopher Kaczor on February 22, 2018

    These abortion advocates stick their heads in the sand and demonstrate their ignorance of even the most basic facts of the pro-life position.

  • by Ryan T. Anderson on March 5, 2018

    Modern medicine can’t reassign sex physically, and attempting to do so doesn’t produce good outcomes psychosocially. Here is the evidence.

  • by Nathanael Blake on March 8, 2018

    It is fashionable to mock as bland and boring the ordinary men and women living out their married lives together, but they are often engaged in a quest far more challenging and romantic than anything the bohemian libertine will attempt.


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