Monthly Archives: April 2012


 

by on April 30th, 2012

When did respect for conscience rights, once a bipartisan consensus, become a “Republican war on women”?

by on April 27th, 2012

National Down syndrome organizations should partner with medical organizations and testing laboratories that develop and profit from prenatal testing even while they fight for their accountability.

by and on April 27th, 2012

If advocacy efforts surrounding prenatal diagnosis focus only on the goal of informed decision-making, and the majority of even well-informed parents still decide to terminate, can we really deem that advocacy successful?

by on April 26th, 2012

Despite their disagreements, conservatives and libertarians often agree on many things. Resolving their differences, however, means rejecting philosophical skepticism and taking right reason seriously.

by on April 25th, 2012

The libertarian commitment to free markets and limited government is best preserved within a broader conservative context.

by on April 24th, 2012

Libertarians and conservatives should not allow their differences to impede political cooperation against the common adversary: egalitarian liberalism.

by on April 23rd, 2012

President Obama’s recent quips about “judicial activism” do not amount to arguments. They are shallow sloganeering.

by on April 20th, 2012

In her memoir, long-time abortionist Merle Hoffman wages a war against nature’s decree that only women can keep the human race going by bearing children.

by on April 19th, 2012

Has the Supreme Court rediscovered the institution of property? In a recent unanimous affirmation of property owners’ rights, the Court gives us reason to hope.

by on April 18th, 2012

One can neither deny nor question the natural law’s persuasiveness except by asking questions, conducting inquiries, achieving understandings, reaching judgments, and making choices—all of which are the natural law at work.

by on April 17th, 2012

All citizens should support Pain-Capable Child Protection Acts because the unborn can feel pain prior to birth, and laws protecting them from pain are constitutional.

by on April 16th, 2012

The Occupy Movement should be an occasion for the American left to rethink its own moral crusades, which turn out to be morally corrosive and hence incompatible with any serious commitment to social justice.

by on April 13th, 2012

Nature exhibits finality and purpose in its various activities, and chance is not, indeed cannot be, an explanation for this activity.

by on April 12th, 2012

Libertarianism offers the best defense of individual rights that government can employ.

by on April 11th, 2012

Conservatives value individual liberty as much as libertarians, but they deny that freedom from coercion is the only form of liberty.

by on April 10th, 2012

Social activists opposed to the use of HEK-293—a kidney cell line derived from an aborted baby—in PepsiCo products should not respond with shareholder activism, because it wreaks political and economic havoc.

by on April 5th, 2012

Not all discrimination is wrong. While the government should regulate some forms of wrongful discrimination, other forms of discrimination lie beyond the purview of the state.

by on April 4th, 2012

The primary business of the state is justice. Because children cannot be autonomous, adult society has an obligation in justice to provide institutional structures that protect their most basic interests.

by on April 3rd, 2012

Libertarians are being taken in by rhetoric that sounds libertarian but, in fact, will lead to a dramatic shift in the balance of power between the state and civil society, indeed between the state and the natural order itself.

by on April 2nd, 2012

We cannot escape the fact that marriage is an intrinsically public institution. We can’t avoid making collective decisions about its meaning and purpose. If we don’t do it explicitly, we will end up doing it implicitly.

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