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Which definitions of marriage are bigoted?

Thinking about the efforts by advocates for redefining marriage to portray opposition to the idea as irrational bigotry, this story from a few weeks ago came to mind: Here comes the single bride. Last week, Nadine Schweigert married herself in a symbolic wedding ceremony. The 36-year-old divorced mom of three wore blue satin and clutched …

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posted by: The Editors @ 6:12 pm April 11, 2012


The Loving Corollary to Godwin’s Law

Those who frequent comment threads at blogs and news sites will be familiar with Godwin’s Law. For the uninitiated, Godwin’s Law basically says that in any comment thread, it’s virtually certain that someone will eventually make an analogy to Hitler and/or the Nazis, no matter what the topic. There’s a corollary in the debate over …

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posted by: The Editors @ 8:35 am April 9, 2012


John Derbyshire and his critics

We’re generally opposed to the idea that a person should lose his livelihood because he says or writes something that other people find offensive, whether the offender is on the right or the left. So we don’t join the growing calls in the blogosphere for John Derbyshire to be fired by National Review for opinions …

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posted by: The Editors @ 3:29 pm April 7, 2012


Obama HHS seeks to expand anti-religious-liberty mandate

Looks like the Obama Administration has responded to objections to it’s anti-religious liberty HHS mandate by expanding its reach: In a move that is likely to reignite the ire of religious leaders, late Friday afternoon the Obama administration announced a proposal that would require universities, including religious universities, to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs …

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posted by: The Editors @ 11:33 am March 18, 2012


Democrats pushing social issues, not Republicans

The Democrats often assert that Republicans keep bringing up divisive social issues, ignoring the economy and jobs. And of course the establishment liberal media (the “DeMSM”) help their party to spread this false narrative. Senator Charles Schumer was on ABC News This Week yesterday: …Democrats are focused like a laser on jobs, the economy, and …

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posted by: The Editors @ 8:41 am March 12, 2012


“Same-sex marriage” as elite fashion statement

A good examination of the strange drive among liberal elites for “same-sex marriage”, via the UK Telegraph: Gay marriage is now the issue through which the elite advertises its superiority over the redneck masses A question rarely asked about gay marriage is how it became such a massive flashpoint issue. … The speed and ease …

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posted by: The Editors @ 5:09 pm March 10, 2012


Hugh Hewitt: Nothing shocks when anything goes

Here is an excellent column from Hugh Hewitt at The Washington Examiner on standards of public discourse. We especially liked this part: There is one standard for all commentary, and it ought to apply to Palin and Ms. Fluke, to President Obama and President Bush, to Justice Thomas and to Justice Kagan. So credit nothing …

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posted by: The Editors @ 6:36 pm March 4, 2012


Axelrod opposes Obama energy policy on This Week

Obama adviser David Axelrod, this morning on ABC News This Week: Well, look, we always want lower gas prices, because that’s good for our economy. Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu, in 2008: “Somehow, we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” Cadidate Obama, when asked about …

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posted by: The Editors @ 10:04 am March 4, 2012


Illegitimacy becoming the norm in the U.S. as Democrats work to undermine marriage

Via The Daily Caller: Now more than half of all births to American women under 30 are born out of wedlock, and the trend in marriage-less birth is becoming an accepted reality of American life. …. A number of factors have led the the rising numbers of illegitimacy – which most researchers agree increases a …

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posted by: The Editors @ 8:16 am February 21, 2012


Obama HHS mandate: It’s not an issue about contraception

Congressman Paul Ryan summarized the fight over the HHS contraception mandate really well on Meet the DeMSM yesterday. Here’s the essence of the issue (via NRO), in one concise paragraph: What we’re getting from the White House on this conscience issue, it’s not an issue about contraception, it’s an issue that reveals a political philosophy …

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posted by: The Editors @ 9:40 am February 20, 2012


The Church of Obama

Another great read from Mark Steyn today at National Review Online: The bigger the Big Government, the smaller everything else: First, other pillars of civil society are crowded out of the public space; then, the individual gets crowded out, even in his most private, tooth-level space. President Obama, Commissar Sebelius, and many others believe in …

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posted by: The Editors @ 11:12 am February 11, 2012


Obama: Birth control policy meets everyone’s needs

Via the Boston Globe, President Obama claims to have developed a compromise on the new HHS contraceptive regulations which conflict with religious liberty. Capping weeks of growing controversy, Obama announced he was backing off a newly announced requirement for religious employers to provide free birth control coverage even if it runs counter to their religious …

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posted by: The Editors @ 10:59 am February 10, 2012


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