Carson Holloway

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Carson Holloway

Carson Holloway is a political scientist and the author of The Way of Life: John Paul II and the Challenge of Liberal Modernity (Baylor University Press), The Right Darwin? Evolution, Religion, and the Future of Democracy (Spence Publishing), and All Shook Up: Music, Passion and Politics (Spence Publishing), and the editor of a collection of essays entitled Magnanimity and Statesmanship (Lexington Books). His articles have appeared in the Review of Politics, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, Perspectives on Political Science, and First Things. He is a regular contributor to the online journal The Public Discourse. Holloway was a 2005-06 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University in 1998.

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Dishonest News Coverage of the Debate over “Discrimination”

The big story of this week is apparently Indiana's effort to pass a law modeled on the national Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  Supporters of the law complain that news coverage has been biased a... More

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The ACLU’s Attack on Civil Liberties

The ACLU has decided to lend its legal talents to the defense of an aggressive form of "civil rights," and this makes it hostile to traditional forms of civil liberties--especially the free exercise o... More

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The Perils of Physician Assisted Suicide

The Heritage Foundations indefatigable Ryan Anderson has a short article and two interviews out on the dangers of physician assisted suicide, which may become a new front in the battle to defend respe... More

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Conservatism and Judicial Restraint

When people think of non-liberal approaches to the exercise of judicial review, they usually think of conservatism's claims to endorse judicial restraint, in opposition to what conservatives think of ... More

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Patrick Henry: “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!”

Yesterday was the 240th anniversary of Patrick Henry's famous speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses, ending with the cry, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"  To mark the occasion, I wrote a bri... More

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Three Reasons to Remember that We Can Deserve the Death Penalty

As readers of CV, and of the larger Catholic blogosphere know, there has been a robust debate going on recently among Catholics about the morality of capital punishment.  I would like to say more abo... More

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Opinion Roundup: Catholics and Capital Punishment

The last month has seen a lot of Catholic commentary on the question of capital punishment, including by CatholicVote's own Tom Hoopes (see here).  For those who are interested, here is a round-up of... More

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A Catholic School Teacher Under Attack

You would expect a teacher working for a liberal, progressive school to get in trouble for putting up a Facebook post with an impassioned critique of the gay rights movement's use of the 14th Amendmen... More

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The Tyranny of “Rights”

David Warren--the Canadian blogger--is invaluable.  He is erudite, thoughtful, and thoroughly Catholic--well worth reading on a daily basis. He is also a pretty thorough critic of modernity, conte... More

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God, America, and Rights

What is the source of our rights?  Do they come from God?  Or are they merely a product of human agreement. This is, admittedly, a difficult philosophical question.  It is not, however, a diffic... More


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