Marriage and Procreation: Avoiding Bad Arguments
Defenders of conjugal marriage must be careful to not obscure the true nature of marriage—and the state’s true interest in promoting it.
Marriage and Procreation: The Intrinsic Connection
There is an intrinsic link between marriage and procreation, but this does not mean that infertile couples cannot really be married.
Bored to Death
We live in days of distraction.
Where the Abortion Debate Stands
A new book provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and even-handed presentation of the abortion argument.
The Prenatal Testing Sham
On this year’s World Down Syndrome Day, Mark Leach discusses the unacknowledged effects of prenatal testing.
What Marriage Has Become
Marriage is fundamentally a pre-political institution.
Diversity, Dignity, and My Daughter
An anti-bullying program’s political slant leads one mother to reflect on the real meaning of diversity and dignity.
Democracy, Foreign Policy, and American Values
America has an obligation to look after its own interests.
On Aristotle’s Wide Applicability
Aristotelian virtue ethics has very little to say about what is a good political structure or economic system.
Defending Alasdair MacIntyre’s Economics
Alasdair MacIntyre may be wrong about the details of finance, but he is right on the largest questions of political economy.
Business vs. the Market
Public employee unions aren’t the only seekers of government largesse.
The Progressive Case for Conscience Protection
Have progressives abandoned the liberty of conscience?
John Locke and the Evangelical Retreat from Marriage
John Locke’s philosophy gives no support to those who would seek to endorse same-sex civil marriage.
Premarital Sex in America
Dispelling the sexual myths of America’s emerging adults.
Roe to the Rescue?
Roe v. Wade could prove an unlikely source of pro-life conscience protection.
Obama, DOMA, and Constitutional Responsibility
President Obama’s decision to refuse to defend DOMA is not an act of executive assertion so much as an expression of deep deference to the courts.