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More On The Free-Exercise Clause And Religious Exemptions

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia National Review
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Despite a pair of recent responses by Ramesh Ponnuru and another by Professor Vincent Philip Muñoz, we continue to view the original understanding of the Constitution’s free-exercise clause to require exemptions to otherwise generally applicable laws except under certain conditions, such as harm to individuals, danger to the public, or the infringement of equal rights. 

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Stossel's Stocking Stuffers

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia Reason
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Holiday season is here. To help your friends or family learn about liberty, why not give them a book?

Analysis and Commentary

Religion And The New Supreme Court

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia National Review
Thursday, November 29, 2018

In the wake of the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, religion will probably present the first test of the new Roberts Court’s commitment to the original meaning of the Bill of Rights. Religion has not become a constitutional battlefield just because conservatives tend to be more religious than liberals (though they are). Religion has not assumed legal importance solely because of the ongoing cultural conflict between traditional and secular visions of our society, either. Religion has taken center stage also because it has become the spiritual and moral refuge from an ever-expanding administrative state.

Analysis and Commentary

Kasich 2020: A Divine Notion?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Bible informs us that John the Baptist preached about the coming kingdom and the need to repent.

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Area 45: Islam Under Assault In China With Michael Auslin

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Area 45
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

What are the Trump Administration’s options concerning China’s ongoing efforts to stifle multiculturalism in the face of communism?

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China’s Crackdown On Muslims In Xinjiang Is Sure To Backfire

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Spectator
Monday, November 19, 2018

After repeated denials, Chinese officials finally admitted last month that they have set up internment camps in the far-western province of Xinjiang, where up to one million ethnic Uighurs, almost all of whom are Muslim, are being held. Under China’s anti-terrorism law and ‘religious affairs regulation,’ the government in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region publicly introduced the ‘Regulation on De-extremification.’ What it describes is a new gulag, where re-education and the suppression of Uighur identity is its main goal.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Not Allow Priests To Marry, And Women To Be Priests?

by George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

I have high respect for the traditional moral authority of the Roman Catholic Church. However, the revelations of predatory harm done to children by ordained priests in many countries over decades represent an unconscionable tragedy and undermine the moral authority of the church.

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The British Left Feels No Shame When It Comes To Supporting Islam

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Israel National News
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

It is easier for a non-leftist thinker to give a speech at the University of Lublin, Poland, than in Cambridge, UK.

Interviews

Russ Roberts: How Kibbutzim Succeeded Despite The Laws Of Economics

interview with Russell Robertsvia Mosaic Magazine
Thursday, November 8, 2018
In the early 20th century, socialist Zionist zeal inspired Jewish pioneers in the Land of Israel to form collective farms known as kibbutzim. In them all property was held in common, children were raised communally, and the maxim “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” was strictly observed. Economic theory would seem to suggest that kibbutzim would fail, but they did not.

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