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Liberal-Democracy as Illiberalism — the Subversion of Liberty

The Specter of Soft Totalitarianism By Daniel J. Mahoney Alexis de Tocqueville ends his classic work Democracy in America (published in two volumes in 1835 and 1840) with an evocative description of a new “species of oppression” that he believed … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Essence of the American Idea

The American Idea: What It Is, Why It Matters, and Why It Is in Jeopardy By Ben Sasse, Ph.D. We face great challenges at this moment in history. We face cyber threats. We face a resurgent Russia under Vladimir Putin. … Continue reading

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More Conservatism — So the People can be Free

A More American Conservatism By Larry P. Arnn, Ph.D. The astonishing political campaign of 2016 involved much debate about whether Donald Trump is a conservative. He was not always facile with the lingo of conservatism, and he pointed out once … Continue reading

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Open Windows – A Time of Opportunity…

Are Conservative Pastors Ready to Lead the Way to Cultural Transformation from the American Culture and Faith Institute Theologically conservative pastors are not ready to surrender America to “progressive” political principles. But, what is not as clear is whether they are … Continue reading

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Confirmation Bias, Groupthink, and the Tribal-Moral Community

The Real War on Science The Left has done far more than the Right to set back progress. By John Tierney My liberal friends sometimes ask me why I don’t devote more of my science journalism to the sins of … Continue reading

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Restoring Religious Liberty (After Obama’s Reckless Assaults)

Five Steps President Trump can take to Advance Religious Freedom By Kelly Shackelford  In the aftermath of President Obama’s destructive and oppressive assaults on America’s religious freedom as set forth in the Constitution of the United States of America, America … Continue reading

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Morality, Tolerance, Diversity, and Borders

Who We Are As a People– The Syrian Refugee Question By Edward J. Erler, Ph.D. (Co-author, The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration) Nothing has provoked the ire of America’s bipartisan political class as much as Donald Trump’s recent proposal that the … Continue reading

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