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CPAC’s big tent for the 80%

Lawson Bader  I must confess that when asked to speak at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), I was reminded of Tom Lehrer’s classic satirical song, “National Brotherhood Week,” which goes: “Step up and shake the hand of someone you can’t stand. You can tolerate him if you try.” Yes, it’s time for CPAC again, when […] Continue reading →

6 gay couples sue to overturn Fla. marriage ban

 Six gay couples filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, the latest in a series of cases across the country that contend such prohibitions are unconstitutional and effectively relegate gay partners to second-class status. The lawsuit was filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on behalf of the couples by Equality Florida […] Continue reading →

Walter E. Williams: Income Inequality

 Democrats plan to demagogue income inequality and the wealth gap for political gain in this year’s elections. Most of what’s said about income inequality is stupid or, at best, ill-informed. Much to their disgrace, economists focusing on measures of income inequality bring little light to the issue. Let’s look at it. Income is a result […] Continue reading →

The Border Fence and Conservatives

  South Carolina’s Trey Gowdy and Ohio’s Jim Jordan are two rock-solid conservatives. I interviewed both Wednesday on the IRS scandal and on the border fence. The transcript of the Gowdy interview is here. The transcript of the Jordan interview is here. The transcript of my conversation last week with the chairman of the House […] Continue reading →

Social Justice And Societal Decline

by Allan Erickson “Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.”-Pope John Paul II What is ‘social justice,’ and what does it mean to demand it? Wrapped up in the idea of social justice is the notion of ‘fairness.’  Van Jones says that social justice means that the state […] Continue reading →