A Sexual or Asexual Public Square?

From First Thoughts

Several weeks back there was a bit of a dust-up in conservative Reformed Protestant circles over the following simple question: Does being a man or a woman have any ethical significance for the way we live together in civil society? Despite the success of feminism in radically reworking gender roles . . . . Continue Reading »

Don’t Raise the Minimum Wage

From First Thoughts

My colleague Jared Pincin and I have taken to the pages of the Newark Star-Ledger   to make an ethical case against President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00: In addition to the economics, think of what the minimum wage says ethically. It tells . . . . Continue Reading »

California’s Ban on Same-Sex Therapy

From Web Exclusives

At the end of September, California passed a law making it illegal for licensed therapists to counsel minors away from same-sex attraction. California Senator Ted W. Lieu, the lead author of the bill, designed it to prohibit therapies that seek to change the sexual orientation of the patient. He said in support of the bill … Continue Reading »

Debates Matter; Babies Matter More

From First Thoughts

While the country digests Governor Romney’s unexpectedly good showing at Wednesday’s presidential debate, Roger Clegg at National Review calls us back to higher things . This week the CDC released its 2011 report on births in the United States and the numbers paint an ugly picture . . . . Continue Reading »