Category Archives: Politics

Black Pastors: If Gay Marriage Wins, Martin Luther King Died in Vain

  If President Obama was expecting full support from the black community for his relentless push for gay marriage, he just got a loud and clear response: No way. At a recent rally, a large group of black pastors voiced their strong opposition to gay marriage. The rally was held against the backdrop of the [...]

Rubio: “The science is settled…life begins at conception.”

Two weeks ago, the Senator Marco Rubio told ABC’s “This Week” that he believe that climate is changing–it’s always changing–but he’s skeptical of both the certitude of some scientists about the causes and scope of that change as well as many of the more radical policies proposed to address climate change. Predictably, the Left rushed to [...]

Premature Talk of Surrender on Marriage

Some suggest that conservatives should or will surrender in the current contest over the meaning of marriage.  Such suggestions are premature, I argue in an article at Public Discourse.  I think that for both principled and pragmatic reasons we should not expect to see the conservative movement giving up on this issue any time soon. [...]

Boko Haram and “Extrajudicial Killing”

The Washington Post has an editorial on Nigeria’s efforts to deal with the Boko Haram kidnappings.  Besides condemning these heinous acts, it also complains about the approach to the problem by the government of Nigeria.  Among other things, it notes that the government has, according to human rights groups, resorted to “extrajudicial killings.” I have [...]

John Paul II, Abortion, and Democracy

Pope John Paul II–who will be canonized this Sunday–is well known as a strong critic of abortion.  Less well known, although still worthy of our attention, is his argument about the relationship between abortion and democracy. That argument is noteworthy in the first place just because it was made at all.  John Paul II understood [...]

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 has some critical words for the great British conservative Edmund Burke, with which I will argue. Here’s Shirley on Burke (among other things): High Tories, Neo Cons, Establishmentarians, Big [...]


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