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Politics

March 25, 2014

Libertarianism: A Remedy, Not a Panacea

Over the years, my personal political philosophy has followed an arc from what is commonly described as neoconservatism to a form of libertarianism tempered by a
March 29, 2014

In Pakistan: A Christian Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

According to the U.K. Telegraph, a Pakistani Christian has been sentenced to death for blasphemy. Apparently, the imposition of such a penalty for such an offense
March 30, 2014

The HHS Mandates and the Many Meanings of Pluralism

There is an amusing bit in the famous movie Becket in which King Henry II of England and his counsellor (and later Archbishop of Canterbury) Thomas Becket
April 2, 2014

Wendy Davis Suffers Major Defeat in War Against Texas Babies

  Good news from the Lone Star State. A federal appeals court in Texas has upheld legislation that bans most abortions after 20 weeks in the
April 9, 2014

“He saw the city and wept over it”

In American electoral politics, we take for granted that liberals will win in the cities and conservatives will win in the country with the suburbs up
April 10, 2014

Kathleen Sebelius resigns

Some great news: Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s
April 10, 2014

Democrats’ Revolting Equal-Pay Demagoguery

“Democrats’ Revolting Equal-Pay Demagoguery.”  Beyond the intrinsic merit of the article to which this title is attached, it deserves some notice because of who wrote it.
April 10, 2014

In Defense of Edmund Burke

Craig Shirley has an article at Breitbart in which he has some critical words for some contemporary Republicans, with which I will not argue.  He also