Letter to America on the Future of Social Conservatism
What does the future hold for social conservatives in America? A British professor of philosophy writes to offer the advice of a friendly outsider: Don’t delude yourself into thinking the 2008 election was not a repudiation of the Bush administration, and keep in mind that aligning social conservatism too closely with either political party may prove fatal.
Welfare Rights vs. Welfare States
Welfare rights really do exist, and are usually best provided for by voluntary associations. Still, even if states aren’t always the best solution, they do have a role to play.
The Reasons for Banning Abortion
One need not be religious to oppose abortion. A simple look at what it does to new human life and what it has done to contemporary society is more than reason enough. New horrors loom on the horizon, but there is reason for hope.
No More Bretton Woods
While this weekend’s conference threatens to repeat the failures of Bretton Woods, the work of economist Wilhelm Röpke may recommend a more successful approach.
Reducing Abortions: Responding to Faulty Methodology and Presentation
Michael New’s criticism of a recent study has come in for criticism itself. He responds that the study suffers from methodological mistakes and faulty presentation.
Islam: Obsession Reorientation
As the recent film “Obsession” points out, Islamist radicalism poses a grave threat to the freedoms of constitutional democracies. But “Obsession” largely ignores potential solutions and a host of moderate Islamic voices that have gone unheard.
Abortion and Public Policy: A Response to Michael New
The author of a recent abortion study answers Michael New’s criticisms.
From Wrongs Abounding, May Good yet More Abound
Social Conservatives in America would do well to consider recent events in the U.K.
A Letter to the Editor from Charles J. Chaput
Archbishop Chaput writes to the editors of Public Discourse
A Public Letter to Archbishop Chaput
Doug Kmiec writes a public letter
The Pro-Life Case Against Barack Obama . . . and Doug Kmiec
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.
Democrats, Obama, and Abortion: Turning Liberalism Incoherent
Can the Democratic Party’s awkward position on infanticide and abortion be regarded as simply a lesser matter in an ensemble of “other issues” of higher standing? Or does that position challenge the very coherence of everything else that a liberal party proclaims itself to be?
TABOR on the Line . . . Again!
Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) has the reputation of being America’s best and most effective fiscal limit. However, it is under attack once again. On Election Day, Colorado residents will vote on Amendment 59 which would permanently nullify TABOR’s revenue limit by requiring that all surplus revenues be spent on schools. This is an important election for fiscal conservatives. If Amendment 59 wins, TABOR will likely be reduced to a historical footnote. A defeat of Amendment 59, however, would have implications that will be felt well beyond Colorado. Indeed, a revitalized TABOR could give fiscal conservatives something that they have lacked–an effective model that can be used in other states.