bimonthly column

Pro-“Choice”….Except When It Comes to Education

Members of the Kansas Legislature have much to concern themselves with this year.  A long-term fix to the state’s budget woes continues to elude lawmakers’ grasp.  Proposals for major changes to tax and health care policy are on the table.  Yet for some legislators, there is no issue more pressing than the need to kill […] Read More >>

Not Winning

“We’re winning.” If you’re involved in Pro-Life ministry, it is very likely that you have heard this said recently.  Such thinking is understandable, especially to anyone who remembers the dark days of 25 years ago when abortions peaked at around 1.6 million per year (600,000 more than 2015) and the US Supreme Court reaffirmed Roe […] Read More >>

Big Business: Defining Hypocrisy Down

It was reported last week that the CEO of Yahoo may be in line for a $59 million payday if the struggling company is bought out and she is dismissed.  Some might see in this yet another example of corporate greed and irresponsibility, which is perhaps why big corporations are going to ever greater lengths […] Read More >>

Religious Freedom…..Not What It Once Was

America remains the home of the brave — if you doubt that, google the name Michael Monsoor — but is it still the land of the free?  This question is ever more on the minds of religious Americans, who are very much on the defensive these days. The first line of the First Amendment is […] Read More >>

What About Civil Rights for Kids Who Want a Dad?

April 10, 2013 | , , | Posted in From the Director

The judiciary…will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution. –Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 78 Alas, not quite. The Founding Fathers, formed by deep study of history’s various attempts at free societies — John Adams was reading Cicero’s Orations at 14 instead of staring at Facebook — established a system of government […] Read More >>

The Self-Cannibalization of “Pro-Choice” Feminism

In January, the nation marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.  Over those forty years, 55 million unborn children have had their lives cut short by abortion.  Their number, and the brutal manner of their death, defy comprehension: imagine the combined population of 26 American states being wiped out — […] Read More >>

We are all Caligulans now.

A growing corpus of declinist literature finds in the fall of the Roman Empire an analogy for our own times.  Depending upon the political hue of the commentator, American greatness is on the downslope because of “imperial overreach,” or economic exhaustion, or a loss of respect for republican principles — each symptoms of the disease […] Read More >>