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Our Civil Rights Rest on Fundamental Arguments, Not Racial Ones

Our Civil Rights Rest on Fundamental Arguments, Not Racial Ones

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Celebrations of the Civil Rights Act at 50 remind us just how anachronistic the common understanding of civil rights has become. They are treated as the product of a momentary movement in the latter portion of the 20th century or

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The Conscience of a Madisonian Conservative

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Nathaniel Peters’ review of Robert George’s Conscience and Its Enemies is an insightful introduction to the Princeton scholar the New York Times Magazine resident anthropologist of conservatives, David Kirkpatrick, described as “this country’s most influential conservative Christian thinker.” Aptly titled,

Obama as Originalist Orator

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obama lincolnMuch of President Obama’s speech commemorating the 1963 civil rights March on Washington deserves praise–or at least admiration. Speaking from the Lincoln Memorial, he began by reciting the most famous lines from the Declaration of Independence. He reminded his cynical

The Theologico-Political Question (Part II): A Review of “42″

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Early in one of the best sports movies, Knute Rockne, All-American, the immigrant kid Knute learns to play football with the neighborhood boys, including a black one.  The logic of the movie, following the recognition of Catholics in higher