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Victory for Traditional Marriage Sets the Stage  
The U.S. Supreme Court may have thought it could duck the demand by liberal groups for a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. In October, the High Court denied certiorari on a petition for it to overrule decisions declaring that same-sex marriage is in the Constitution.  12-06-14
Voter Photo ID Upheld!  
Six years ago, in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld by a 6-3 majority a voter photo ID law that had been challenged in Indiana. Liberals were furious with their own local Democrats for appealing that case all the way to the Supreme Court, which resulted in a strong conservative precedent that applies nationwide. Since then, any state has had the power to pass a voter photo ID law similar to what was upheld for Indiana.  11-16-14
Judicial Supremacy Holds Legislature in Contempt  
It is not every day that a court holds the legislative branch of government in contempt. Under our basic doctrine of separation of powers, a court should never hold a co-equal branch of government, the legislature, in contempt. But the liberal Supreme Court of the State of Washington sunk to a new low by declaring its own state legislature to be in contempt for not doing what the Court wanted.  11-03-14
Canada Rejects Birthright Citizenship  
Many mistakenly assume that anyone born in the United States is automatically a citizen of the United States. This is not true, and is the erroneous concept known as "birthright citizenship." The mere location is one's birth is not, by itself, a guarantee of a right to citizenship.  10-29-14
Update in War on Patents  
Our patent system has given America the greatest prosperity in the history of the world, fostering "Yankee ingenuity" and rewarding it handsomely. An inventor obtains exclusive rights over his patented invention for 20 years, thanks to the United States Constitution.  10-18-14
Public Unions Barely Survive Court Test  
The Supreme Court came tantalizingly close to ending forced membership dues in public sector unions, such as the liberal Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Public sector employees work for government, which is accountable to voters and prohibited by numerous laws from engaging in unfair labor practices. As a practical matter, public sector unions such as teachers' unions advance their own liberal political agendas.  09-29-14
Supreme Court Held that Obama Violated Constitution  
A unanimous Supreme Court held that Obama violated Article Art. II, §2, cl. 3, of the Constitution by making appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) without Senate approval, during a brief three-day break in the Senate. Obama claimed that an adjournment of merely three days in the Senate constituted a "recess" which justified Obama sneaking "recess appointments" through without Senate confirmation.   09-25-14
Victory for Religious Liberty!  
It was a long wait, until the very last day of the Supreme Court's term, but the wait was worth it. On June 30th, the U.S. Supreme Court established a right of religious liberty for the Hobby Lobby corporation not to be required to pay for contraceptives that cause abortion.  08-31-14
Common Core Strikes Out in Oklahoma  
Common Core is widely opposed for how it deprives parents of local control over education. But parents in Oklahoma have one less thing to worry about when they send their children back to school this fall, thanks to action taken by the Oklahoma legislature which was then successfully defended before the Oklahoma Supreme Court.  08-21-14
Setback for Vaccine Police  
A groundbreaking decision by a New Jersey appellate court just established that the State cannot endorse a religious exemption from vaccination -- as nearly every state allows -- without also endorsing a philosophical (non-religious) exemption.  08-16-14
Icing on the Cake  
Like most states, Colorado defines marriage as between a man and a woman, but that did not stop two Colorado men from traveling to Massachusetts to be married, and then demanding that a baker in Colorado provide a wedding cake for them with two men atop the cake.  07-30-14

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Who Killed the American Family?   
The traditional family is the most fundamental institution of society. Conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly tells us that "married couples now represent the minority of American households," "the majority of women are living without a husband," and "more than half of births to women under 30 occur outside of marriage."  12-12-14
America   
"We are facing the prospect of a sharp drop not merely in America's role in the world, but also in America's standard of living," according to Dinesh D'Souza. He cites Abraham Lincoln's prediction that if America ever failed, it would be from internal causes. The downward spiral, which many warn against and some say has begun, is part of a calculated plan by those who believe that only the decline of the U.S. will allow less successful nations to rise. Their aim is to make all nations equal.  11-30-14
What Women Really Want   
The authors of What Women Really Want came from different backgrounds to arrive at their conservative viewpoints. Together they own a website, PolitiChicks, that provides news, commentary, and interviews with conservatives from many walks of life. The website allows conservatives to speak their minds and encourages readers to actively take control of events, rather than just watching them unfold.
11-09-14
Take No Prisoners   
Take No Prisoners identifies two major problems. The first is that Democrats have created "victims" in society but have cleverly managed to convince many people that it's all the fault of Republicans. The second is that Republicans fail to get their message across to voters.
10-25-14
Things That Matter   
Political science student, turned psychiatrist, turned Mondale speech writer, Charles Krauthammer became a journalist at The New Republic on the same day Ronald Reagan was sworn in as President. Things That Matter is a compilation of columns and magazine articles he's written over the ensuing decades.  10-03-14
One Nation   
Ever since famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson gave his gutsy keynote speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, many have encouraged him to run for public office. Carson believes that the public really wants not so much him, but "the return of common sense and intelligible speech to solve our ever-increasing problems."  09-24-14
Big Tent   
Big Tent evolved from the editor's "Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America" course for Citadel students. It is an examination of the basic principles of Conservatism from the point of view of fifteen of the great minds that drove the movement.  08-27-14
Arab Winter Comes to America 
There is a "jihad against talking about jihad" in America, according to author Robert Spencer, who for years gave briefings on Islam to the FBI and various military and intelligence communities. He no longer offers them his expertise since the nation has been conditioned to demonize and marginalize those who voice resistance to Islamic encroachment.  08-10-14
Living on Fire   
In 1960, many would have been stunned to learn that Barry Goldwater did not write his bestseller, The Conscience of a Conservative. It was ghostwritten by his speechwriter, L. Brent Bozell Jr. According to Living on Fire author Daniel Kelly, Goldwater had little involvement in the writing process and the book reflects the views of Bozell.  07-09-14

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November / December 2014  
Obama Should Stop Disease at the Border
Of all the examples of incom­petence and failure to protect Americans that the Obama Admin­istration has displayed, its failure to keep Ebola out of our country may be the worst. Obama's number-one job is to keep dangerous people from coming into America, and he has flunked the test. E-bola is a particularly horrible disease. Infected patients face a death rate of 25% to 90%.  Click here for the full story.
Update on China's Stunning Increase in Military Power
China's nuclear submarines are altering the strategic balance of the world. China's expanding undersea fleet bolsters China's nuclear arsenal and enhances China's capacity to enforce its ter­ritorial claims.  Click here for the full story.
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