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For Abe Lincoln, on his Birthday

Two centuries and nearly two decades ago, our fathers brought forth a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. We have improved since that time. "Men" has come to include women. African Americans have acquired...

A Vote for Justice Over Money at the FCC

"In my sixteen years as a regulator," said Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, "this is the clearest, most egregious case of market failure I have seen." On Thursday the FCC voted to put it right. The decision vindicates a decades-long...

The Pope Goes to Prison. The Bishops Explain Why.

People are excited by Pope Francis's visit to America. Crowds will be huge and a privileged few will meet him in person. On Sunday the Pope will visit a prison in Philadelphia. Why is Francis spending precious papal time behind bars? The answer is in a statement...

Our Government is Broken: Ballot Initiatives Prove It

Democrats generally lost on Tuesday. But liberal, progressive ballot initiatives generally won. Five states voted to increase the minimum wage. Two states and the District of Columbia voted to permit marijuana for recreational use. Three states voted to protect a...

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