The Costs of Taking Conscience
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ABOG) are restricting opportunities for health-care professionals to object to abortion and contraception on grounds of conscience. This will accelerate the growing problem of physician shortage.
The Authority to Kill
If one doubts America’s high authority to undertake war for the sake of ideals, one must also question its high authority to administer the death penalty.
Sexual Abuse and Moral Indifference
The recent scandal at Penn State has brought to light more than just sexual abuse and its cover-up; it has exposed the indifference that cultural norms have groomed in some of our young adults.
Against the Architects of Empire
Contemporary architecture is profoundly anti-natural.
Moral Absolutes and the Moral Life
Moral absolutes are not “mere” restrictions on our actions. Nor should they be suspended even when upholding them might bring about grave consequences. They are essential for protecting human wellbeing.
Can America Overcome Race?
In Randall Kennedy’s new book on the dimensions of race in American politics, Kennedy abandons his usual level-headed analysis for a partisan, and misguided, look at American progressivism and conservatism.
Child Sexual Abuse and the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has helped to foster a culture that encourages the sexual exploitation of children.
Protest and Reason
In order to stop our present decline, we must transcend our natural tendency to retreat into factions and instead begin to sacrifice for the common good.
Mandating Our Religious Freedom
People of faith must reclaim their religious freedom, granted by the Creator and protected by the Constitution.
Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Government Worker
The conditions that inspired “The Scarlet Letter” highlight the gap between public employment and civic motives.
In one of this year’s most important books, Kay Hymowitz explores how the rise of women has turned men into boys.
The Reckless, Profitable Elimination of Down Syndrome
A new Down syndrome test raises important questions.
Nicholas Kristof and Toddlers: When You Really Need a Fact Checker
Think overpopulation, poverty, climate change, and abortion can all be solved by more birth control? Think again.
Being Human in an Age of Unbelief
Four points in defense of human dignity. Adapted from an address delivered last night at the University of Pennsylvania.
Conservatives and Social Justice
Conservatives shouldn’t ignore or attack social justice, but must articulate sound principles of social justice.
An Economic Case for More Kids?
Bryan Caplan’s latest book argues that we don’t need to over-invest time and money on our kids, because our lasting influence on their characters is negligible, while their contribution to our material well-being is significant.
Authority in the Education of a Human Being
The world of education is one where humans can flourish by acknowledging authority.
Terms of Moral Intervention: The Perils of Power and Profit
Where unjust political regimes have been destroyed, a power vacuum enables corruption and undermines the state’s security. To prevent corrupting forces from abusing the state’s vulnerability in its transition period, intervening powers should enable strong law enforcement systems.
Tenure Bedevils the University
The tenure system sustains many of the problems in contemporary higher ed.