Monthly Archives: February 2011


by on February 28th, 2011

President Obama has dropped the defense of marriage out of political convenience rather than reasonable opposition.

by on February 27th, 2011

A man who made a career of death and lies became a hero for life and truth.

by on February 25th, 2011

A leading Muslim scholar questions whether foundational texts of Islam really do prescribe death for leaving Islam.

by on February 23rd, 2011

A new bill is needed to fix the healthcare law’s failure to adequately safeguard conscience

by on February 22nd, 2011

A historian looks at how one man sought to serve both truth and love.

by on February 22nd, 2011

What exceptionless moral norms are we willing to discard for the sake of a good cause?

by on February 21st, 2011

The Live Action case is very different from the Nazis-at-the-door problem, but lying is justified in neither situation.

by on February 19th, 2011

All lying is immoral, but not all false utterances are lies.

by on February 18th, 2011

The history of federal abortion funding highlights the urgent need to reverse the new health care law’s assault on unborn life, and to enact a permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal funding of abortion.

by on February 16th, 2011

A participant in the protests in Tahrir Square looks at the future of freedom in Egypt.

by on February 15th, 2011

Not everything need be seen as ideological.

by on February 14th, 2011

Lying, even for laudable reasons, is wrong.

by on February 11th, 2011

Is lying ever justified?

by on February 9th, 2011

The pro-life cause must be advanced by truth and by love, and it must be willing to engage in self-criticism when it fails to meet its own exacting standards.

by on February 7th, 2011

An appreciation for the naturalness of form can lead us back from the politicization of poetry.

by on February 4th, 2011

Wrapping up an exchange on judgment and morality.

by on February 2nd, 2011

The American sex trade—strip clubs, prostitution, and the booming pornography business—feeds on and fuels modern-day slavery.

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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