Archive | November, 2013

No Saturday Column This Week

Yours truly is on vacation this week, so there won’t be a Saturday column for Nov. 30. I’ll still post noteworthy items throughout the coming week, and be right back at it next Saturday with what I’m hoping to be the first of a 2-part column on the state of family in America. Have a […]

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Loose Lips Sink Ships

By now, media saturation has cast far and wide President Obama’s oft-repeated, now oft-maligned promise that “if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance. Period.” As innocuous as it was then, it today ranks as a line that a President gets remembered by. Kennedy with his “Ask not what your country can do […]

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Majority Rules, Minority Kneels

America, since its inception, has been rather suspicious of any organized majority growing so voluminous that it effectively subjugates the minority into submission. Why else should a loosely held band of colonialists shirk a tyrannical monarchy many thousands of miles away and establish a new republic? The idea is simple: the minority, no matter how […]

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Supreme Court Rejects Injunction Into Texas Abortion Law

In a case that could serve as a bellwether for future pro-life movements at the state level, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a sharply divided decision, refused to block a key provision of a Texas abortion law earlier Tuesday. In the 5-4 decision, SCOTUS left intact a provision that requires abortion doctors to maintain admitting […]

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“Gun Free” Zone Conundrum

In late October, two Gonzaga University students came face to face with the perverse dichotomy attendant with all collegiate “gun free” zones. A no-gun policy designed to protect them, and a reality determined to mock the policy. First, some background. On the night of the 24th,¬†Erik Fagan, 21, and Daniel McIntosh, 23, were in their […]

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