Archive for May, 2011

American Secularism

Secularism forms the heart of a long and sometimes contentious political debate that has been ongoing in America since the 1800s.   Should the United States embrace, reject, or be indifferent to religious considerations on principle when conducting the business of governance, and what are the constitutional limitations regarding such a question?  There are generally two […]

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What Happens When Government Does Not Know Its Own Laws?

Today I came across this article which involves a Philadelphia man, Mark Fiorino, who was recently stopped by police for carrying a handgun openly in the city.  Apparently, the young man has been routinely carrying openly there for some time, an act that is completely legal if one possesses a permit – which he did […]

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What Does OBLs Death Mean Going Forward?

President Obama deserves credit and praise for placing professional and technical trust in his commanders’ abilities and the Intelligence Community’s findings.  It is obvious that the operation in question was risky but clearly well planned and it would have been all too easy to waive off those risks in favor of asking for Pakistan’s assistance […]

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The Death of Osama bin Laden

By now everyone who does not permanently reside beneath a rock has learned of the long-overdue demise of one Osama bin Laden.  I am not sure if it is healthy to revel in the violent death of another (alleged) human being – but I have to say, I am quite comfortable with it. If the […]

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