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.
Sam Bain, Columnist
In the wake of the anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision last weekend, we must take a look at the effects of abortion on the country. Life is the most basic human right and we as Americans, boasting of our free country, cannot continue when we deny that right to the most innocent among us.
Lianna Stroster, Columnist
Pro-life advocates have had a recent string of disturbing legislative victories at the state level and it’s likely the Supreme Court will hear a case challenging Roe vs. Wade next season. SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan needs to make a clear statement during her confirmation hearings that she would protect women’s rights if confirmed.
The abortion debate often leaves out one of the most important elements
The work of pro-life Democrats and Republicans in Congress has assured that Democrats’ health care reform does not cover abortions.
Cynthia Meyer, Staff Writer Ideology: Conservative | Writing From: George Washington University Feminists today consider abortion to be essential to women’s rights and personal freedom. As Emma Carpenter said in [...]
There is nothing “pro-women” about abortion or Planned Parenthood.
Extending full marriage rights to gay couples could save thousands of babies from being aborted every year.
Very conservative Republican Cynthia Meyer argues that abortion should be illegal and that pro-life can never be compromised with pro-choice.
Moderate solutions to issues like Democratic Representative Tim Ryan’s bill on abortion reduction are what America asked for in 2008 but never received from President Obama.
Homelessness and poverty are signs of an economic system gone wrong. Noah Baron, Associate Editor Ideology: Religious Progressive| Writing In: Philadelphia, PA On a daily basis, those of us who [...]
Cynthia Meyer, Staff Writer Ideology: Republican | Writing From: Austin, Texas Since McCain lost the 2008 election, there has been a lot of talk about the direction of the Republican [...]
Conservative Columnist Cynthia Meyer strikes back at Mallory Pernell over the meaning of social conservatism. Cynthia Meyer, Staff Writer Ideology: Conservative | Writing From: Austin, Texas Social conservatives are often [...]
Emma Carpenter, Staff Writer Ideology: Liberal Democrat Recently, Obama announced Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee to replace Justice David Souter Supreme Court. Personally, I am thrilled that not only a [...]
Conor J Rogers, Political Editor During his highly publicized commencement speech to Notre Dame, Obama pleaded that we must find common ground on abortion, and pointed out that both the [...]