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Supreme Court Sides With Hobby Lobby

June 30, 2014 by

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Today, the United States Supreme Court handed down a significant religious liberty decision. In Health and Human Services v. Hobby Lobby, the Court sided with Hobby Lobby, ruling, in essence, that the federal government cannot force closely held corporations to provide health plans that include contraceptives that might induce abortions. These health plans are required, […]

Back from Honduras, with thoughts on the immigration “crisis”

June 30, 2014 by

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I put crisis in quotes just because I’m unsure what constitutes a crisis anymore–certainly politicians try to whip support for whatever is their latest pet issue by declaring it a crisis.  But on to the post.  I just returned from a short term mission trip in Honduras Saturday night, and am really glad to be […]

Libertarianism: Is It Viable?

June 27, 2014 by

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I just finished reading the classic book by Jan Narveson, The Libertarian Idea, published in 1986.  Now this book was no walk in the park. Narveson is a philosopher (and a pretty good one at that) and he writes in that very logical style–which I think we need more of at times.  But whether you […]

Curious Minds Really Want to Know

June 27, 2014 by

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My Berean colleague Mark Smith wrote a very nice blog on the two cases decided by the United States Supreme Court yesterday.  I commend it to you. But we were really hoping, I think, to hear from  the Court on the Hobby Lobby case.  You remember it. The Affordable Care Act (now in effect four years) […]

Gridlock is Good

June 27, 2014 by

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Yesterday (June 26) the White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest (we could only wish) said, regarding immigration, “We’re not just going to sit around interminably for Congress.”  He went on to say that the Obama administration was growing impatient with Congress.  Well, this isn’t exactly earth-shattering news.  We have known for say, seven years, that […]

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Against Obama Administration–Twice!

June 26, 2014 by

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President Barack Obama seems intent on pushing the boundaries of executive power. The Supreme Court, at least for today, has said ‘enough.’ Two cases handed down on Thursday highlight the breach between the Court and the President. In NLRB v. Canning, the issue seems rather abstract.  The President appoints a host of people, but many […]

Musings for this Day

June 25, 2014 by

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The economy shrank by 2.9% so far this year, it was announced today.  Recession, what recession?  We were told by the economists that it was over long ago.  So go on with whatever you were doing (or if you were unemployed, with what you aren’t doing) and don’t worry.