Year: December 14, 2011

Dec 14,2011

The Scientology Swindle

How did Scientology, widely viewed as a cult either comical or criminal, brand itself as a Church and secure recognition as a religion in the eyes of the law? Follow...

Dec 09,2011

When “Freedom” is a Fig Leaf

A new book on the politics of the segregationist movement examines a tension between libertarianism and civil rights that continues today.   by Jordan Michael Smith Jason Morgan Ward Defending...

Dec 09,2011

Breaking “The Rules”

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults. –Peter De Vries   Why don’t Americans know how to get and stay married? Whatever...

Nov 30,2011

Bright Star

Balancing work and family life can be difficult for any politician, but Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), juggles motherhood, work, and constant cross-country travel. McMorris Rodgers, the number four House...

Nov 16,2011

Grand Illusion

by Charles Hughes Herman Cain and Rick Perry cast themselves as bold reformers, but wield flashy proposals only to evade the crucial political challenges at stake.   Facing a flagging...

Nov 09,2011

The Distinction that Matters Most

A reflection on the American‘s for Prosperity Defending the Dream Summit by Jacqueline Otto This past weekend, a few thousand conservatives inside the Washington Convention Center were enjoying dinner and...