From the Director

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Obergefell: The Oligarchy Strikes Back

October 22, 2015 | , , | Posted in From the Director

Like the results of some sort of judicially administered lab test, the US Supreme Court’s summer decision in Obergefell v. Hodges confirmed two preexisting conditions that do not bode well for the body politic’s long term health. First, the Court’s invention of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage ratifies the Sexual Revolution’s core if unspoken […] Read More >>

Planned Parenthood Videos: No More Pretending That We Didn’t Know

September 8, 2015 | , | Posted in From the Director

It has been suggested that the summer of 2015 may prove to be an “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” moment for Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry in general. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel depicting the terrible realities of slavery is credited with inspiring a groundswell of anti-slavery sentiment in the years leading up to the Civil […] Read More >>

Theater of the Absurd in Indiana

April 23, 2015 | , | Posted in From the Director

The recent furor in Indiana has made it plain that religious freedom, once the very cornerstone of the American project, is no longer a living doctrine that animates our national life. The first line of the First Amendment – which guarantees the free exercise of religion – is no longer first in the hearts of […] Read More >>

Common Sense Religious Freedom Bill Under Attack

As we approach the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle Church, it is worth considering how history takes many surprising twists and turns. The modern secular state was born out of a desire to end Europe’s post-Reformation religious wars, but now the militant secularism of the modern […] Read More >>

Yes, This Is Really Happening in our State

After forty-two years of seemingly endless legislation, litigation, and protest, the debate over abortion has become detached from the reality of abortion, like a word said over and over until it loses its meaning. The word “abortion” does not bring to mind a procedure so much as thoughts of political activism and party politics. Legislation […] Read More >>

Coming to a Legislature Near You

Much as Catholicism is not an hour-a-week occupation, neither is American citizenship a once-every-four-years activity. Most people lack the time (and the masochist streak) to live and breathe politics 24 hours a day, nonetheless all who would live in a free and just society must make time to discharge the duties of citizenship. Yes, citizenship […] Read More >>

No Excuses…Vote!

November 3, 2014 | , , , | Posted in From the Director

They say knowledge is power. How strange then that in an era of unprecedented access to political information — 24 hour news channels, iPhones with news apps, journalists live-tweeting committee hearings, politicians’ Facebook pages — the country’s political class feels more disconnected from, and unaccountable to, ordinary people than ever. Dissertations have been written on […] Read More >>