An illiberal mindset is spreading across America, corrupting our culture and our politics. The first of a two-part series.
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Justice Kennedy’s opinion in Greece v. Galloway is the Court’s best piece of Establishment Clause work in decades—and a happy omen for religious liberty in our country.
When we make moral judgments, we implicitly and unavoidably acknowledge that there are objective standards of right and wrong to which we ought to conform our feelings and actions.
Our culture has become soft. We suppose that sex is too trivial to require virtue, yet we also believe it is so significant that to suggest any restraint upon its consensual exercise is an affront to the most important fount of human dignity.
For many women, the social, practical, and personal reasons for having an abortion simply trump the life of their child.
Contrary to the rhetoric of sex-worker advocacy groups, the vast majority of women working as prostitutes did not freely choose to do so. Human trafficking is a serious problem, and those who attempt to downplay its prevalence often have ulterior motives.
A rant against private schools should teach all of us something about the purposes of education, and what responsible parents should seek for their children.
To resist the manipulative forces of political correctness, we must speak out and overcome the social isolation that breeds silence.
Kermit Gosnell has been the equivalent of the American slave-dealer—someone who has done work rendered absolutely necessary by the twisted laws of his regime, but who has nevertheless been ignored or regarded with unease, and even repulsion, by his fellow citizens.
Any honest analysis of the Newtown tragedy must address the social problems caused by divorce, absent fathers, and the burdens of single motherhood.
The fertility industry is booming because we desire genetic and memetic immortality—the preservation and reproduction of our bodies and ways of life.
Charles Murray argues we’ve come apart, but can therapeutic Deism and the sexual revolution put us back together?
Those who oppose judicial supremacy follow in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln himself.
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.
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.
Four points in defense of human dignity. Adapted from an address delivered last night at the University of Pennsylvania.
Not only those with a “future-like-ours,” but all human beings possess equal basic rights.
A historian looks at how one man sought to serve both truth and love.
Wrapping up an exchange on judgment and morality.
Moral principles should be derived from experience about what makes people happy, not from logic.
Kant was right: we need principles to guide our judgments.
What's unnatural about the Kantian take on natural law.
Why the analogy fails.
Sometimes a defense of shared liberal values can become the partisan promotion of one of liberalism's strands.
From the Clinton Administration to Nancy Pelosi, American family-planning policy continues to preserve the eugenicist principle that America would be better off if poor children were never conceived. In fact, Clinton tied Medicaid funding to state promises that it would save the government money in the long run by “averting births” of children who were likely to be a drain on the welfare system. But there is an alternative. The third in a three-part series.