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If Even the Catholics Agree, Who Is Left Fighting Against Free Birth Control?

Once again, rumors are streaming in that Obama has a vendetta against religion. I’ll give it to them: At least this time they have a specific policy in mind, as opposed to the lack of any serious ac...
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Obama’s State of the Union Ignores State of Disarray

Last Tuesday, President Barack Obama — in one of his few acknowledgements that he still has an obligation to obey the Constitution — delivered his 3rd State of the Union address before both houses...
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Presidential Address Calls for Equality, Accountability

The President’s State of the Union address was a laudable effort to get the country back on track by outlining agreeable and necessary policy proposals for the following year and resetting the agend...
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Society Isn’t Colorblind Yet, So Our Laws Shouldn’t Be

Affirmative action is the misunderstood child of liberal politics in America. The reasons for and details of its implementation are hardly understood by most Americans today. It’s not “reverse rac...
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Pitting Race Against Race Doesn’t End in Diversity

“Let us not wallow in the valley of despair my friends. Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream … I have...
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Happy Christmahanukkwanzaakah

It’s that time of year again. Soon after reading this article, you’ll probably be heading home to stuff yourselves with turkey and mashed potatoes. Some of you will go temporarily insane over the ...
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Political Correctness: Words Matter

I get really ticked off when I hear the term “political correctness,” but not for the reason you’d think. Think about how many times you’ve actually heard someone use it in a positive, non-iro...
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Right Said: Talk Is Cheap, Action Isn’t

When Barack Obama was a senator running for presidency in 2008, he promised “hope” and “change” not only for the American people but for the world. Since the day he took office, people polled ...
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Left Said: Make Sanctions, Not War

It should be pretty clear to most observers by now that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons under the guise of a peaceful nuclear energy program. While they haven’t yet enriched uranium to the...
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Voter ID Laws Make for Sensible Policy

When the United States was first established under the Constitution in 1787, not all men could vote — much less women, who wouldn’t have the uniform right to vote until 1920. Universal suffrage fo...
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ID Laws Isolate, Marginalize Specific Voters

Issues alone do not determine election results; the makeup of the electorate is the most important factor. This is why getting out the vote is so important to any political campaign; voter persuasion ...
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Political Columnists Deconstruct OWS Movement – Right Said

“Vox Populi; Vox Anon; the voice of the people is the voice of anonymous; WE ARE LEGION” — Anonymous, 10/9 In recent weeks, much has been made of the mindless rabbles known as the Occupy Wall St...
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Political Columnists Deconstruct OWS Movement – Left Said

I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching lately. Right under my nose, against any expectations I ever had, and apart from any institutions or organizations I’ve been a part of, an inspiring new mov...
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Anti-Immigration Inconsistent With American Identity

Left Said: Anti-immigrant groups seem to lie in two main camps. The first claims that immigration is an economic concern — U.S. wages are being undercut by illegal and unregulated labor — and that...
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Law and Order Necessary in Immigration Reform

Right Said: Every American is somewhat familiar with the immigrant experience, most more recently than the Mayflower landing at Plymouth or the Godspeed at Jamestown. My own maternal ancestors came to...
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