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The Peace Cross Case: Has The Court Soured on Lemon?

In The American Legion v. American Humanist Ass’n, Nos. 17-1717, 18-18, argued February 27, 2019, the Supreme Court will decide whether the “Peace Cross” erected in 1925 in Bladensburg, Maryland, as a memorial to 49 soldiers who died in World War … Continue reading

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Governor Northam and the Democrats’ Double Standard

Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia, has been the subject of two major controversies lately. First, in commenting upon a proposed Virginia law which would expand the time in which a woman could obtain an abortion up to the time … Continue reading

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

In an article in the current issue of Touchstone magazine, L. Joseph Letendre discusses the famous commencement speech of Alexander Solzhenitsyn at Harvard University in 1978. One of the points that Solzhenitsyn makes in his speech regarding the decline of the … Continue reading

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Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt and the Future of Abortion Restrictions

In Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, No. 15-274 (June 27, 2016), the Supreme Court struck down two provisions of a Texas law relating to the regulation of abortion clinics in that state. Those provisions required, first, that abortion doctors have admitting privileges … Continue reading

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Obergefell and the Free Exercise of Religion: Some Initial Thoughts

In the considerable wake of the Supreme Court’s decision finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges (June 26, 2015), people of faith have suggested  a number of different responses, many of which seem unwise to me. Here … Continue reading

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Politics and American Business: Draft Manuscript

Politics and American Business 8:14:14.pages Please note the attached manuscript, which contains the working draft of my book, Politics and American Business: The Growth of Industrial America, 1860 – 1960. Comments are invited and welcomed. I currently plan to expand the … Continue reading

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The Survival of Faith and Family in a Secular Culture

I will be speaking on The Survival of Faith and Family in a Secular Culture on September 24 at Discovery House, 3730 Richards Avenue, Mullica Twp., N.J. The program will begin with a light dinner and refreshments (all complimentary) at … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby: A Critical But Limited Ruling For Corporate Religious Exercise Claims

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., No. 13-354 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court ruled, by a 5 to 4 margin, that three closely-held corporations did not have to comply with a mandate promulgated by the Department of Health and Human … Continue reading

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How Social Media Can Land You in Court

With the nearly ubiquitous use of Facebook, twitter, and other social media, the use of postings on such sites has invited their use in both criminal and civil litigation. The danger from such posts is accentuated by the lack of … Continue reading

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Five Disturbing Economic Facts

In assessing the actual economic situation in the United States today, consider the following facts: 1. Combined public and private debt exceeds 250 percent of GNP — only the second time this has happened in our history. 2.  The official … Continue reading

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