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The Human Face of Religious Freedom

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The Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby—whose religious freedom the Obama administration is attempting to violate with the HHS mandate—has posted a video where they speak for themselves, as business owners and Christians.  It’s worth watching to remind ourselves of the real . . . . Continue Reading »

Fifty Years Ago Today

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Three notable men died on this date fifty years ago. Most of the attention on this anniversary belongs to John F. Kennedy, assassinated in Dallas by a lone communist (somehow it is necessary to use both the adjective and the noun to quash various conspiracy theories). A strong . . . . Continue Reading »

Protesting Too Much

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At National Review Online over the weekend, the familiar-to- First Things -readers George Weigel published a talk he gave recently in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in the course of which he argued: The argument today isn’t about assimilation. The argument today is about who “gets” America: . . . . Continue Reading »