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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Patrick Therriault, Columnist
As Congressional Sessions shift from 111th to 112th, there is little time to clear the docket of critical legislation. One important bill, the New START Treaty, had broad international significance–and not just because of its potential to boost U.S.-Russia relations.
Lianna Stroster, Columnist
As an advocate of peace, not war, one can only hope that such diplomatic means will be the resolution to preventing Iran from acquiring a crude weapon. Nevertheless, reality forces us to confront such an ugly truth: how much longer can the United States and its Security Council allies continue on the ineffective diplomatic path Iran?
Paul Marin, Columnist
Why the apparently successful diplomatic achievement of Brazil and Turkey concerning Iran’s nuclear ambitions actually convinced Russia and China to support relatively tough UN sanctions on Iran.
Noah Baron, Religious Progressive
For some reason, many on the campus left appear to have an apologist affinity for radical Islam, countries which enforce Islamic law, and terrorist groups. This is unacceptable.
President Obama should fulfill his promise to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat.
Obama’s new missile defense policy is a reasonable response to the end of Cold War nuclear politics.
An examination of the Iranian election, media coverage and the American attention span.
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