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    Of all the misconceived nonsense in the recent Windsor v. United States ruling, perhaps the most egregious was Justice Anthony Kennedy’s insinuation that “the children made me do it.” Windsor declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional because it defined…

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    Where Do We Go From Here?

    by Scott P. Richert

     ”The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts: when all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more…

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    A Nation of Sludge

    by Anthony Esolen

     I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee; And live alone in the bee-loud glade.  And…

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    Another Ordinary Year in America

    by Anthony Esolen

    The student congress at Harvard, America’s most prestigious “institution of higher learning,” as the euphemism goes, has voted to provide funds to a campus group promoting sadomasochistic sex.  Members of the Love and Fidelity Network, a group promoting chastity before…

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    The Reason for “Partisanship”

    by George Weigel

    Complaints that Washington-is-broken, which seem to have new intensity in recent years, often go hand-in-hand with laments about “partisanship” in politics. And, to be sure, there are reasons to be concerned about the functionality of our political system and its…

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    Coming Apart: The State of White America

    by Denyse O Leary

    The American working class isn’t clinging bitterly to guns and religion; it is letting go of everything that once distinguished it. That’s what American sociologist and recent wave-maker Charles Murray says in Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010,…

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    Abdicating the Rule of Law

    by James S. Cole

    The Attorney General of the United States has again abdicated his duties; he has notified Congress that he will not defend a duly enacted law in the courts. He did this in February of last year, too, when he stepped…

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    Obama Displaces the Rule of Law with Decree

    by Angelo Codevilla

    Obama’s health care act shows that decrees issued by government bureaucrats have displaced the rule of law.

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    The Father of Our Country

    by Rev. George W. Rutler

    The eclectic national Presidents Day, homogenizes our veneration of the man General “Lighthorse Harry” Lee eulogized as “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”  It also neglects Abraham Lincoln, who with the Father…

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    A Defining Moment

    by Thomas Sowell

    Governor Mitt Romney’s statement about not worrying about the poor has been treated as a gaffe in much of the media, and those in the Republican establishment who have been rushing toward endorsing his coronation as the GOP’s nominee for…

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    Who Wants War With Iran?

    by Patrick J. Buchanan

    Appearing alongside CIA Director David Petraeus before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, said of Iran: “We don’t believe they’ve actually made the decision to go ahead with a nuclear weapon.”…

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    America: Christian or Jacobin?

    by John Zmirak

    The following review originally appeared in the Summer 2005 edition of The Intercollegiate Review, and appears with the permission of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.   Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity, by Samuel P. Huntington, New York:…

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    Marriage’s Vanishing Act

    by Russell Shaw

    Is it possible that secular liberals, some of them anyway, are starting to realize  that knocking the supports out from under traditional marriage may not be such a great idea? If so, and if their next step is to think…

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    Inequality, Eugenics, and Envy

    by Thomas Sowell

    With all the talk about “disparities” in innumerable contexts, there is one very important disparity that gets remarkably little attention — disparities in the ability to create wealth. People who are preoccupied, or even obsessed, with disparities in income are…

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    Is Newt’s “Red Card” Immigration Plan Just Amnesty?

    by Lee Wishing

    Lee Wishing of the Center for Vision and Values interviewed Helen Krieble, author of the plan proposed by Rep. Newt Gingrich for resolving the status of millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. Krieble was responding to a recent column…

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    Our Innocents Abroad?

    by Patrick J. Buchanan

      Friday’s lead stories in The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal dealt with what both viewed as a national affront and outrage. Egyptian soldiers, said the Post, “stormed the offices” of three U.S. “democracy-building organizations … in a…

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    Should We Get Realist About the Middle East?

    by George Friedman

    The first round of Egyptian parliamentary elections has taken place, and the winners were two Islamist parties. The Islamists themselves are split between more extreme and more moderate factions, but it is clear that the secularists who dominated the demonstrations and…

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    Of Good News and Bad News

    by Gary S. Smith

    Have you heard any good news lately? Bad news abounds. It’s been another tough year. Economic woes continue. Greece and Italy are on the verge of bankruptcy. Unemployment is still high in the United States (around 8.6 percent), and the…

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    China Trade: Myths vs. Reality

    by Walter E. Williams

      Republicans and Democrats, liberals as well as conservatives, have bought into anti-Chinese trade demagoguery. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that tariffs against China are a “key part of our ‘Make It in America’ agenda.” During his 2010 campaign,…

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    Latino Bishops Apologize to Illegal Immigrants

    by Zenit News Agency

      SAN ANTONIO, Texas, DEC. 12, 2011. A letter to migrants dated Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, was signed by 33 Hispanic Catholic bishops in the United States. In it they expressed their solidarity with the…

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    The U.S. in Iraq: What Have We Gained?

    by Russell Shaw

    As active U.S. military involvement in Iraq draws to a close, what does the moral scorecard on this adventure look like from an American point of view? Granted that a comprehensive weighing of results will only be possible some years…

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