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The Shutdown Rundown

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Political Commentary

By this time, many of you are tired of the political bickering and just want to get the most important things moving. The problem is, you all disagree about what that means. The federal government shutdown, having brought about such terrifying events such as park closures and the inability to get a passport in time for a planned vacation, has sent Americans’ discontentment with their government to new highs. Not to make light of a […]

Freedom, Equality, and Abortion

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Faith & Theology / Political Commentary / Society & Culture

Many in America today passionately support a right to abortion, even after five months into the pregnancy. Perhaps we should all join in and protect this right. But let’s not be incoherent in our logic and values. The central premise is that a person’s human value—whether or not an unborn child has rights or deserves to live—is dependent upon the will of the mother. Thus, if she determines that the child is a blessing, we will […]

TX School cuts microphone on religious graduation speech

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Faith & Theology / Political Commentary / Society & Culture

A valedictorian in a Texas high school had his microphone cut off after mentioning God, and the constitutional right of students to speak about their faith. In april, I wrote about the subtle indoctrination of secular education, through which children are tacitly trained to think of faith as a private matter that should not be discussed in a public forum. The complete absence of references to God or biblical themes suggests that these are not […]