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Dan Oliver: What’s Wrong with Racial Discrimination

Posted September 4, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

The Supreme Court’s recent decision on homosexual marriage raises a troubling question:  What is the moral case against discriminating on the basis of race?

Once upon a time the answer might have been that the Western code imposes moral obligations …


Donald Devine: Donald Trump’s Napoleon Moment

Posted August 29, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

Patrick Buchanan gets right to the core of the phenomenon called Donald Trump with his headline, “The Rebirth of Nationalism.”

Because of America’s two-party system and the dominance of individualistic libertarians and social conservatives in one party and …


John Horvat: Culture is in the Grits

Posted August 27, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

Your college experience may be characterized by the desire to look beyond your origins and explore the world with grand adventures. There is certainly nothing wrong in venturing out and embracing what the world has to offer. There is a …


George Leef: NLRB Cannot Stop Northwestern’s Football Players From Unionizing

Posted August 24, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

Last year there was a burst of excitement in some quarters over the prospect of college football players forming a union. Leftists nearly always think that unions are good because they supposedly promote social justice and when an apparent majority …


Like The Gulag Archipelago, the Planned Parenthood Videos Show Us the Victims of a Utopian Dream

Posted August 21, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

Millions of highly-educated Americans still defend Planned Parenthood. Forty years ago, the same kind of people defended Communism. They might have regretted its excesses, and cringed at some of its methods, but its astronomically high ideals inspired them, especially next …


George Leef: Perfect Puppy and regulatory takings

Posted August 19, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

In an ideal world, the law would shield people from aggression by others, allowing them to peacefully use their lives, liberties, and property as they desire.

In our actual world, however, many people cannot resist the urge to turn the …


Warren Coats: Cayman Financial Review

Posted August 19, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

The Third Quarter issue of the Cayman Financial Review is now available on the web: http://www.compasscayman.com/cfr/.  I am on the Editorial Board and have two articles in this issue that might interest you.  The first discusses the continued decline …


Bill McClay: History, American Democracy, and the AP Test Controversy

Posted August 19, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

In Imprimis, July/Aug 2015:

Historical study and history education in the United States today are in a bad way, and the causes are linked. In both cases, we have lost our way by forgetting that the study of the past …


Don Devine: Jeb Bush Has to Provide Reform Details

Posted August 12, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

Congratulations to Jeb Bush for promising as president to take on the Washington bureaucracy. But, as they say, the devil is in the details.

He has credibility. As Florida governor, Bush cut the state bureaucracy by 11 percent over his …


George Leef: Two Bills

Posted August 12, 2015 by Lenore Ealy

Contemplate, if you will, these two facts.

First, you’ve almost certainly heard about the videos that expose the grisly business of Planned Parenthood (PP) in selling fetal body parts. Should Americans who think that this is a moral abomination be …


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