In ‘right to lie’ case, SBA List told truth on abortion funding

Nancy Pelosi cites Pope Francis to dissuade San Francisco Archbishop from joining March for Marriage event

Supreme Court: Americans have right to speak up for free speech

Four obnoxious things about Terry Gross’ same-sex marriage Hillary Clinton interview

    The Federalist: “Yesterday NPR’s Terry Gross won accolades from the political and media establishments for her interview of Hillary Clinton. And Hillary Clinton was disparaged by the same people for how she handled this interview. And as much as it kind of makes me die inside to say it, Hillary Clinton handled this interview really well — if you’re assuming she wants to run for president of an America that does not uniformly march in lock-step with the folks inhabiting most newsrooms.”


  • Posted: 06/13/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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GOP panel vote to keep marriage platform clause

PM ‘undermined Christianity’, marriage poll reveals

McConnell, Graham push abortion ban at 20 weeks

Obama unleashes the Left

Democrats want the government to monitor the Internet for “hate speech”

Why liberals think conservatives are racists

‘Ministry of Truth’ case before high court

Sen. Rand Paul’s comments on abortion spark concern from pro-life supporters

SBA List case is about liberty, not lies

Supreme Court has Free Speech concerns in SBA List case

Pro-marriage Illinois politicians replaced after opposing Pat Brady’s support for the redefinition of marriage

IRS revokes tax exempt status for Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty

Jennifer Rubin: “Anti-gay marriage sentiment fading”

SBA List to argue at Supreme Court

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

    Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog: “The four couples, who originally sought only to have both parents’ names entered on birth certificates for children (already born or on the way), later asked the judge to widen his ruling and strike down as written — that is, for all circumstances — the ban against recognizing existing marriages. Turning to that wider issue, Judge Black declared: ‘There can be no circumstance under which this discriminatory classification is constitutional, as it was intended to, and on its face does, stigmatize and disadvantage same-sex couples and their families, denying only to them protected rights to recognition of their marriages and violating the [Constitution's] guarantee of equal protection.’”


  • Posted: 04/15/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.scotusblog.com

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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

    The Hill: “Internal Revenue Service employees encouraged taxpayers to vote for President Obama during his 2012 reelection campaign and disparaged Republicans, a federal ethics watchdog said Wednesday. One IRS customer representative urged people calling into the agency to vote for Obama by ‘repeatedly reciting a chant based on the spelling of his last name,’ the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) said in its announcement.”


  • Posted: 04/10/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: thehill.com

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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”

    Huffington Post: “Conway sat down with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, explaining that when the Kentucky and U.S. constitutions ‘were in conflict,’ he had to act in favor of the U.S. Constitution as ‘the ultimate law of the land.’ ‘I felt like that from a fiscal responsibility standpoint, I didn’t need to be wasting taxpayer resources in a lawsuit that we weren’t going to win or in an appeal that we weren’t going to win,’ Conway said. ‘For the sake of my daughter’s view on my public service in the future, I wanted to be on the right side of history.’”


  • Posted: 03/19/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family

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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”

    Denny Burk: “I have said it before, and I will say it again. 2012 was the last time the GOP will ever run a presidential candidate who opposes gay marriage at the level of public policy. Those days are behind us. It is only a matter of time—perhaps a very short time—before a majority of the GOP finds itself in full support of the right of gay people to wed.”


  • Posted: 03/14/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.dennyburk.com

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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

    The Weekly Standard: “The Tax Policy Center, a project of the liberal-leaning Urban Institute and Brookings Institution, released a new analysis this week of Senator Mike Lee’s family-friendly tax reform plan. According to TPC, the Utah Republican’s plan would reduce federal revenues by $2.4 trillion over 10 years, a much larger reduction than suggested by initial estimates.”


  • Posted: 03/07/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.weeklystandard.com

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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”