Rubio expresses “concern” over still-vacant State Dept. religious freedom post

Judge stays most of Ohio marriage ruling

How the president got to “I do” on same-sex “marriage”

“Pro-gay marriage Republican super PAC raises $2.75 million”

Lyle Denniston: Broader same-sex “marriage” ruling in Ohio

Federal judge orders Ohio to recognize out-of-state same-sex “marriages”

Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortion, same-sex “marriage”

Federal judge set to issue key Ohio marriage ruling

Sebelius resigns after troubles over health site

The Federalist interviews Ken Cuccinelli

    The Federalist interviews Ken Cuccinelli: “On our side I would say that a lot of people, including many on our side meaning conservative/liberations, forget we’re a natural law country. That that is the foundation on which we built the greatest country in the history of the world and that that foundation comes from God. And a lot of people have a real problem with that. And people on our side, many are embarrassed of it. The other side I will tell you, when I use those kinds of arguments I have never had the other side do anything other than sort of sit there dumb and mute. And they don’t have a retort to it because it’s so rather obvious in the founding history that there’s really no denying it, that it was a critical element on building the foundation we’ve got.”


  • Posted: 04/10/2014
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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Watchdog finds IRS employees promoted Obama in 2012

Billionaires push Republicans on Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Ohio governor reaffirms opposition to redefinition of marriage

Ohio Rep. repeats call for impeachment of Judge Timothy Black over marriage rulings

Andrew Sullivan: The quality of mercy

Obama now outpacing George W. Bush on judges

The Left has its own law factories

Jim Geraghty: The Progressive Aristocracy and their separate set of rules

    Jim Geraghty at National Review: “What kind of a country do you get when political leaders are driven by a desire to feel that they are more enlightened, noble, tolerant, wise, sensitive, conscious, and smart than most other people? The evidence before us suggests progressives’ ideal society would be one where they enjoy great power to regulate the lives of others and impose restrictions and limitations they themselves would never accept in their own lives. Very few people object to an aristocracy with special rights and privileges as long as they’re in it.”


  • Posted: 04/02/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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Pro-life, pro-marriage planks pulled from Clark County GOP platform

Do 60 percent of women use “birth control” for something other than family planning?

Social conservatives are mobilizing in France, leading to talk of a tea party

GOP wrestles with its stance on same-sex “marriage”

Evangelical leader shows how GOP can finesse same-sex “marriage”

GOP donors back Adelson on online gambling

    Associated Press: “Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Nikki Haley of South Carolina have submitted letters in recent days to congressional leaders stating that gambling in the virtual world compromises the ability of states to control gambling within their borders. Weeks earlier, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana wrote that he would do everything he could to stop Internet gambling from spreading in his state.”


  • Posted: 03/28/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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Liberals’ Hobby Lobby scare campaign hopes to intimidate Supreme Court

NYT reporter: Obama administration “greatest enemy of press freedom” in a generation

    Daily Caller: “New York Times reporter James Risen called the Obama administration ‘the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation’ on Friday, explaining that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those that refuse to play along ‘will be punished.’”


  • Posted: 03/24/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: dailycaller.com

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N.J. chief justice could fall victim to political tides

Canada: Conservatives won’t rule out another attempt to reappoint Nadon

Why is Planned Parenthood working to unseat Gosnell victim’s cousin?

John Hayward: The one-sided call to disarm in the culture wars

    John Hayward at The Federalist: “If there’s a call to disarm in the culture wars, it’s entirely one-sided. Newt Gingrich ran into trouble, early in his 2012 presidential run, by remarking that he wanted to avoid ‘right-wing social engineering.’ The left wing loudly and proudly engages in social engineering every single day. . . . There’s a much deeper understanding on the Left about the way government power changes society. . . . When the government grows to its current size, everything is a social issue.”


  • Posted: 03/20/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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Kentucky AG on refusal to defend marriage: “I wanted to be on the right side of history”

FFRF calls Scott Walker a “theocratic dictator” for Bible tweet

Nigel Farage: Ukip would strip Christian weddings of legal status

The liberal culture war hangover

    Rachel Lu at The Federalist: “We are reaching the point in the liberal narrative when dissipating bigotry is supposed to usher naturally in a gloriously transformed social order. Instead we’re bickering over whether Christian bakers should have to cater same-sex weddings, with a large number of Americans expressing sympathy to their cause. Progressives are beginning to sense that their narrative is based on a heavily strained analogy between racism (which really does attach exaggerated importance to minor and morally insignificant differences) and heteronormativity (which recognizes truly that men and women are not the same, and that their differences are very much consequential to romance).”


  • Posted: 03/18/2014
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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No country for old SCOTUS justices

    James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal: “What would happen in the Senate if Ginsburg, Breyer or both retired this spring, as Bernstein advises? Unlike in 1968, the number of conservative Senate Democrats is somewhere between zero and very few, so an Obama nominee ought to be able to command a majority in a 55-45 Democratic Senate. But it could be an uncomfortable vote for those who represent heavily Republican states, especially the five of them who will face the voters in November. That’s especially true if Ginsburg and Breyer retire simultaneously, raising the appearance of concerted politicization of the court.”


  • Posted: 03/17/2014
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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Denny Burk: Why the GOP is embracing same-sex “marriage”

Jeremy Lott: Life isn’t just another “social issue”

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer won’t seek reelection

House passes bill to sue President over enforcement of federal laws

Knoxville, TN mayor calls on area clergy to talk up Affordable Care Act

W. James Antle: The GOP’s libertarian moment has arrived

Jim Geraghty: The coming huge fight over abortion — among Democrats

Ramesh Ponnuru: The anti-discrimination regime undermines liberty

The totalitarian myth of the free press

    Michael Hanby at The Federalist: “There is a pious myth . . . that the free press . . . is a bulwark against absolutism and thus the indispensable guardian of a free society. . . . And yet the global media echo chamber routinely exhibits just the sort of systematic thoughtlessness that Arendt thought characteristic of absolutism. The examples are legion, from the routine exaltation of the trivial, to the hysterical and lopsided coverage of the Komen/Planned Parenthood fiasco, to the lionization of Sandra Fluke and Wendy Davis, to the ceaseless celebration of all things gay, to the dismissive treatment of the threat to religious freedom, to the media blackout of the Gosnell trial.”


  • Posted: 03/10/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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Ross Douthat on the four factions of the Republican Party

    Ross Douthat at The New York Times: “One faction is centrist (think John McCain’s 2000 supporters, or Jon Huntsman’s rather smaller 2012 support), one is moderately conservative (think the typical Mitt Romney or Bob Dole voter), one is socially conservative (think Mike Huckabee or Rick Santorum backers), and one is very conservative but more secular (think Gingrich voters last time, or Steve Forbes voters much further back). . . . But let me conclude with one that seems a little more likely: a rerun of Bush’s 2000 path, in which Marco Rubio wins by uniting religious and moderate conservatives.”


  • Posted: 03/10/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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Arizona senators still don’t back same-sex “marriage”

CPAC makes no room for pro-life panel

In Prop. 8 ruling’s wake, initiative sponsors take protective steps

Social Cons in retreat at CPAC

Rand Paul wins 2014 CPAC straw poll

Lee and Rubio working on new “pro-growth, pro-family” tax reform plan

Santorum slams conservatives who want to ditch cultural issues

Santorum: I’d absolutely vote for Arizona religious liberty bill (video)

Priebus: March for Life a wake-up call for GOP

UKIP councillor under fire for supporting businesses’ right to refuse service

Rand Paul: “I believe in the historic and religious definition of marriage”

Colorado governor endorses redefinition of marriage

Western U.S. Republicans to urge 10th Circuit to redefine marriage

“Compossibility” and religious liberty

NYC mayor marches in “gay-friendly” St. Pat’s parade, will skip March 17th

Big-money donors demand larger say in campaign strategy

SB 1062 stirred alarm in GOP

Peggy Noonan: America and the aggressive Left

NFL could pull Super Bowl if Arizona religious rights bill passes

Senate Republicans mum on Arizona religious liberty bill

CPAC un-invites American Atheists

Conservative Political Action Conference welcomes GOProud

Senator declares Kansas marriage bill dead

Manufacturing consent on same-sex “marriage”

Some Kansas GOP lawmakers would rather religious freedom bill would go away

Va. marriage ruling prompts little reaction from Cuccinelli

HHS won’t say if Sebelius is fundraising for Obamacare

Gov. Jerry Brown puts deep imprint on California judiciary

Steve Forbes on President Obama’s brazen approach to the law