Monthly Archives: October 2010


by on October 29th, 2010

Suggestions to end conscience protection ignore the importance of conscience and rely on a circular—and baseless—understanding of a woman’s “right” to abortion. Following such suggestions would be detrimental to the entire health care system.

by on October 28th, 2010

Misleading talk of "separation of church and state" obscures the true meaning of the First Amendment.

by on October 27th, 2010

The practice of socially responsible investing, often associated with opposition to apartheid or support for environmental causes, can also be a way to battle the harms of pornography.

by on October 25th, 2010

Intellectuals have failed to recognize the real character of the Tea Party.

by on October 22nd, 2010

Social conservatives must understand and embrace America’s traditional economic culture before they can contribute to its renewal. Economic conservatives must expel the infection of shallow anthropology, vulgar utilitarianism, and metaphysical blindness that they picked up from progressivism in the 20th century.

by on October 21st, 2010

The Tea Party taps into the full social and cultural power of transcendent moral appeals in a way that social conservatives have never been able to do. The first in a two-part series.

by on October 20th, 2010

In an article adapted from his debate last week with Peter Singer and Maggie Little on the moral status of the “fetus,” Professor Finnis explains that outside of medical contexts use of the word “fetus” is offensive, dehumanizing, prejudicial, and manipulative. It obscures our perception of moral reality. Moral status is not a matter of choice or grant or convention, but of recognition, of someone who matters, and matters as an equal, whether we like it or not.

by on October 18th, 2010

Custom and tradition, far from being necessarily irrational, are often the vehicles of guiding and binding reason.

by on October 15th, 2010

The Obama Administration has chosen to place political considerations over a proper defense of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law.

by on October 13th, 2010

It’s time for conservatives and liberals alike to remember that certain words by their very utterance inflict injury.

by on October 11th, 2010

In the British film Four Lions, farcical humor meets terror-jihad, and it is a match made almost in heaven.

by on October 8th, 2010

Faced with an increasingly democratic political system, American elites have turned to the courts as an alternate means of enacting their political and constitutional agenda.

by on October 6th, 2010

A new resolution before Europe's leading human rights council attacks conscience and community.

by on October 4th, 2010

A new book by Gabriel Schoenfeld examines the dangers and difficulties inherent in keeping state secrets.

by on October 1st, 2010

Accepting the “liberal” definition on pregnancy can actually help clarify the morality of contraception, abortion, and embryo adoption.

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