Is the Supreme Court trying to redistribute human dignity from opponents of same-sex marriage to supporters? Continue Reading »
Legal disputes over the definition of marriage, such as the recent case U.S. v. Windsor striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, raise urgent questions about religious liberty rights in a pluralistic society. Windsor relies implicitly upon the “public reason” philosophy of John Rawls when considering such questions.
An abrupt resignation from the Clinton Foundation prompts both encouraging and discouraging thoughts about America's emerging hereditary aristocracy. Continue Reading »
How Massachusetts Bay bred a religious Anglo-American political radicalism of lasting importance. Continue Reading »
“At least the Swiss know how to keep a proper ledger.” Continue Reading »
The debate over “rape culture” distracts us from the existence of a “rape system” at many of our large college campuses. Continue Reading »
Mathew, I don’t think we can reduce the role of the warrior in the Bible as low as you place it. Believe me, I share your desire to bear witness against the degraded, culturally captive self-parody that “muscular Christianity” has always been. But it seems to me that warfare as a purpose of human life is, unfortunately, much more central than you allow. Continue Reading »
Ruth Bader Ginsburg just can’t stop accidentally talking like a eugenicist. What rotten luck! Continue Reading »
The Obama administration makes a most fortuitous moral discovery. Continue Reading »
We want to be God, and we want to be loved unconditionally.