Thanksgiving and Puritan geopolitics in the New World
Stratfor | 27 November 2014 |
Puritan settlements in New England were part of a grand strategy for controlling the wealth of the Americas.

Why we should keep the cult of youth out of politics
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 06 August 2014 |
tags: democracy, politics, youth
Only someone at home with the humdrum of life is qualified for political activity.

Eurosceptics and family values
Peter Smith | 02 June 2014 |
tags: democracy, European Parliament, family values
What does the new European parliament augur for human dignity and the family?

Is climate change a threat to democracy?
Michael Cook | 28 April 2014 |
tags: climate change, democracy, environment
Two recent proposals suggest that the Ivory Tower has lost faith in the wisdom of democracy.

Trampling on youthful hopes, Russia radicalizes Ukraine
Mark Hanssen | 18 March 2014 |
tags: European values, Russia, Ukraine
Putin's bullying transforms mere idealism into a real independence movement.

Democracy is broke. Here’s how to fix it
Carolyn Moynihan | 14 March 2014 |
tags: democracy, family, The Economist, virtue
People are dying in the name of democracy while others are disenchanted. What has gone wrong?

Democracy in times of crisis
John Keane | 26 February 2014 |
tags: book reviews, democracy
Without strong leaders democracies can only muddle through.

The next human rights revolution
Chen Guangcheng | 31 October 2013 |
tags: Chen Guangcheng, China, human rights
China’s totalitarian system threatens justice on a global scale, says a renowned human rights activist.

Why do we bother to vote?
John Armstrong | 06 September 2013 |
tags: Australia, democracy, politics
As Australians queue up to cast their votes in a Federal election, it's time to pose the timeless question.

Too many victims to remember
Dmytro Moroz and Claire Bigg | 03 September 2013 |
On August 18, 1941, the Soviet government killed scores of thousands of its own citizens. No one remembers.

Keeping the NSA in perspective
George Friedman | 18 July 2013 |
tags: privacy, Stratfor, surveillance
Remember Pearl Harbor? The NSA certainly does.

A case for bureaucratic clawback
Denyse O'Leary | 01 February 2013 |
tags: animal welfare, justice, subsidiarity
When a fight over a cat goes to federal court it is time to call on a Catholic principle.

Pro-lifers taking a new direction
William West | 15 January 2013 |
tags: abortion, human dignity, human rights, prisons, pro-life
Prison reform is human dignity issue that needs to be addressed urgently.

Will Egypt become a totalitarian state?
Robert R. Reilly | 26 December 2012 |
tags: Egypt, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood
The Muslim Brotherhood wants to control all aspects of the state and personal life after consolidating its power.

The marriage gap in the women’s vote
Meg T. McDonnell | 03 December 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, marriage gap, women vote
President Obama won 65 percent of the single women's vote by promising to look after them.

The coming social Frankenstorm
Carolyn Moynihan | 08 November 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, Barack Obama, same-sex marriage
There is a storm brewing that the election results can only fuel.

Should 16-year-olds be able to vote?
Shawn Murphy | 02 November 2012 |
tags: democracy, franchise, Scotland, teenagers
Scotland's 16 and 17-year-olds will be casting their votes in a referendum on independence. Why not elsewhere?

The audacity of pose
Alma Acevedo | 31 October 2012 |
tags: Barack Obama, election 2012, rhetoric
Soaring words are for the birds. You campaign with poetry, but you govern with prose.

Is Hurricane Sandy the “October surprise” we’ve been waiting for?
Ed Blakely | 31 October 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, Hurricane Sandy
The massive storm is more than just a weather event. It could decide the election.

Where are the “deep divisions”?
George Friedman | 31 October 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, voter enthusiasm
Since 1820, American presidential elections have almost always been extremely close.

Entitlement America - a nation of takers?
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 October 2012 |
tags: independence, intergenerational equity, welfare state
The ballooning of the welfare state is corrupting the American character as well as burdening generations to come, argues a scholar.

Where an exhausted society can flourish again
Yuval Levin | 26 October 2012 |
tags: civil society, United States, welfare state
Between the government and the individual is a vital space which both conservatives and liberals are neglecting.

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