Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Ghost of Federalism Present

Back in July of 2013, I examined briefly the case of United States v. Windsor, noting with some surprise that Federalist principles were invoked in the opinion of the Supreme Court (an opinion written by Justice Kennedy), principles I had … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Is Laudato Si an ideological statement?

I was waiting for the release of the most recent Papal Encyclical, but not because I expected to enjoy it.  I was expecting lots of moral exhortations and maybe some platitudes wrapped in Catholic theology.  And Laudato Si certainly did … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Do we always know our true nature?

One of the concerns around the recent controversy over Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlyn Jenner is that it seems awfully presumptive to assume that the athlete formerly known as Bruce Jenner is mistaken about always feeling as if he ought to … Continue reading

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