Cognitive Enhancing Drugs
Recent calls for the widespread use of cognitive enhancements are based on a narrow, mechanistic view of what it means to be human.
Freedom in Muslim Countries: An Endangered Species
Encouraging peaceful, reformist Muslims requires freedom of speech and religion. Yet U.S. policies in Egypt and elsewhere support governments which actively work against Muslim reformist efforts.
Should the Obama Conscience Rules Seek to Protect Persons or Provide Benefits?
The state is required to protect persons not just from physical harm but from being forced to violate their limited but definite freedom of conscience.
Politics and Science
The “rightful place” of science is not as obvious as the President thinks.
Confronting the Hook-Up Culture
A new approach is needed to support students in the hostile hook-up culture on college campuses.
Dividing the Child: The Problems with the Saletan Abortion Compromise
William Saletan’s proposals for abortion compromise would do little to relieve the plight of women or save the unborn.
Privatizing Marriage is not the Answer to the Same-Sex Marriage Debate
Far from settling the marriage debate, ‘getting the state out of marriage’ will reduce liberty, leave cultural questions simmering, and harm our nation’s children.
Government Mortgage Relief: Economically Flawed and Morally Dubious
Homeownership has long been part of the American Dream, but current government plans to keep more people in their homes reflect the influence of failed economic policies from the past and may encourage more risky decision making in the future.
More Government, Less God: What the Obama Revolution Means for Religion in America
While many social conservatives have focused attention on Obama’s liberal social commitments, few have considered what effects an expanded welfare state will have on religious belief—or how these religious effects will in turn impact civic virtue, personal responsibility, altruism, or solidarity. If the European experience with the welfare state and religion is any indication, the Obama revolution could well lead the United States down the secular path already trod by Europe.