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‘Go make some unlikely friends’

Last week, Sutherland’s radio commentary highlighted the recent article “How the Illiberal Left Uses Silencing Tactics,” by political analyst and commentator Kirsten Powers. The expanding acclaim for this “searing and courageous indictment of the growing intolerance of the American left” by Powers – a proud liberal in the Jeffersonian tradition – is a commentary by […]

Why is big business toeing the line set by lefty elites?

One thing that has surprised some people about the religious liberty debates in states like Indiana, Louisiana and Arkansas is the vociferous opposition to religious liberty protections from large corporations. Similarly, many large corporations filed a brief encouraging the U.S. Supreme Court to mandate same-sex marriage on all the states. What gives? Why are businesses […]

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Tolerance and equality in a progressive liberal world

A recent Gallup social ideology poll reported that for the first time since its polling began in 1999, an equal portion of Americans identify as social liberals as identify as social conservatives. In part, this may be because younger generations are sympathetic to the criticism of the conservative social order from progressive liberal ideology: namely, […]


Making the world safe for diversity

In one of his hallmark addresses, delivered in 1963, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed,  [L]et us not be blind to our differences – but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we […]

A glimpse of the years together

Imagine your spouse 20 years from now. Now, think about how they’ll look in 40 years. How about 60 years? Think about all the experiences you will have over the next decades. The children you might have. The grandchildren. The triumphs. The failures. Good health. Sickness. Stress. Relief. Pain. Joy. One lucky couple got a […]

Utah still opts for marriage

A recent analysis of data from a large study being conducted by economists at Harvard shows that where one lives seems to dramatically impact odds of marrying. For example, a New York Times story explains: “Spending childhood nearly anywhere in blue America — especially liberal bastions like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and Washington […]


How did we get here?

I had the opportunity last week to participate in a panel discussion at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., on the influence of the ideas and culture of the 1960s on the family policies pursued by the government today. The conference was sponsored by the journal The Family in America. The other panelists were […]

Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

The ‘Miracle in Philadelphia’ begins

Two hundred twenty-eight years ago today, on May 14, 1787, delegates from the American states first began arriving in Philadelphia for a convention to compose the U.S. Constitution. The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the Articles of Confederation. Because the delegations from only […]