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In Defense of Marriage

“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,” said President Obama during his inaugural address. In contrast, Heritage scholars, speaking earlier this month about their book, What is Marriage?, argue that this emphasis on a romantic marital relationship undermines the core meaning of marriage as a conjugal union between a man and a woman, with presupposed permanence and sexual exclusivity. Continue reading


Nanny-to-Granny State Takeover

Barack Obama’s new progressive agenda has attempted to fundamentally transform every aspect of American society during his administration, argues the author of Takeover: How the Left’s Quest for Social Justice Corrupted Liberalism. While the liberalism voiced prior to the 1960s focused on caring for society’s disadvantaged and protecting citizens against what were seen as the flaws of capitalism, argues co-author Donald T. Critchlow, 1960s radicals changed liberalism to focus on limiting consumption in the name of social justice. But, he argues, this new progressivism–the new liberalism espoused by Barack Obama and many of within his administration–seeks to control consumption by regulating from the cradle to the grave. Continue reading

Judgement at Heritage

Scholars at a recent Heritage Foundation lecture debated whether judicial activism is a “value-neutral” label for judges’ actions or an aspersion cast on some of their decisions. Continue reading