Autiello: Will True Christianity Please Stand Up?

Nick Autiello, Contributor

The notion that homosexuality is a sin and un-Christian is one that is less than a hundred years old. It is wrong, and has no basis in scriptural or historical reality.

SASSO: The Coming New Year

James Sasso, Associate Editor

As the tumultuous 2011 comes down to its final day, this column could contain an obnoxious summary of the year’s extraordinary events. Rather than once again discussing the protests around the world, the death of Osama Bin Laden, Fukushima, America’s political ineptitude, Europe’s demise or the increasingly frightful weather patterns, here I attempt to predict what 2012 holds in store.

SASSO: Kicking the Can

James Sasso, Associate Editor

For one of the first times in his tenure as Speaker, John Boehner has made a statement with which every American, Republican or Democrat, should fully agree; the two-month Senate bipartisan extension of the payroll tax cut fails to fix the nation’s problems sufficiently. Providing a short-term band-aid to a long-term dilemma contradicts what a responsible government should accomplish, but fits the pattern of contemporary American politicking.

CIOCCI: A Foolish Consistency

Mitt Romney is guilty of serial hypocrisy, Newt Gingrich is guilty of being a public intellectual constantly scrutinized by the media and others, and Ron Paul never ceases to remind me about one of my favorite quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essays: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.”

AKMAN: Jon Huntsman’s Meaningless Campaign

Josh Akman, Columnist

Jon Huntsman did not participate in the CNN Debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday night. Short of his family and small (and getting smaller) campaign staff, no one really noticed. In a bizarre and counterproductive effort to impress New Hampshire voters Huntsman skipped the debate to protest Nevada moving its caucus ahead of New Hampshire’s, which has always been the nation’s first primary. It’s bizarre because no one else skipped the debate. It’s counterproductive because right now, Jon Huntsman is polling 6% in New Hampshire.

SASSO: The 99% Rising

James Sasso

Associate Editor

For the past month a movement has grown out of Zuccoti Park in New York with the potential to grab at the very heart of America’s problems. “We are the 99%” is not simply a catchy phrase used by frustrated jobless Americans , but a commentary on the disgraceful economic inequality that has arisen in the United States since the 1970s.

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SIEFF: ON CALIFORNIA II

Extending the rationalization thesis, evaluating true neo-conservatism, and a call to action.

Sieff: On California

Inviolable individualism and the fall of the golden state.

BARON: So, You Want to be an Originalist?

The traditional conservative and libertarian approach to the law and the Constitution, taken to its logical conclusion, is truly frightening.

SIEG: The Impossibility of Democratic Imposition

Can democracy be successfully imposed by a foreign power?

MEYER: Michael Moore’s Lies

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BARON: Capitalism as Democracy? (Part I)

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BARON: Moral Economics and Social Justice – A Rejection of the Laissez-Faire

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Tyler Bilbo, Staff Writer Ideology: Democrat | Writing From: Tulsa, OK Along with the rest of our great nation, I’ve been gripped by the unfolding tragedy in Iran. Amidst bloodbaths [...]

BILBO: The GOP’s War On Democracy – Photo ID Legislation

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WALK: If Obama Can’t Stand Up For Freedom, What Does He Stand For?

Michele Walk, Staff Writer Ideology: Moderate | Writing From: Boston, MA On Tuesday, according to CNBC, President Obama vowed “that the US is not in danger of overregulating the economy [...]

ROGERS: George W Bush Vindicated on the Streets of Tehran?

Conor Rogers, Editor Ideology: Republican A brief note about the connection between the 2001 and 2003 US Wars and Iran today It is no coincidence that the first ‘election’ in [...]

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