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John Piper, Guns, and Civic Responsibility

A few weeks ago, Jerry Falwell Jr. made headlines by encouraging the students of Liberty University to acquire permits to carry guns on campus so that they could, if necessary, “end those Muslims before they walked in.” This rather artless way of expressing himself led to immediate worries about religious hostility and even possible genocide, […]

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Yes, Virginia, There Is Freedom of Speech

The terrorist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo bring into sharp relief a major contradiction in the intellectual framework of modern democracy. In fact, it highlights a fault line. Freedom of speech is one of the supposedly unshakeable pillars of liberal social order. But the way liberals have dealt with the issue brings into […]

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Why Suspected Terrorists Need Due Process

Conor Friedersdorf continues to be a voice of conscience among the American media. Writing about the attempted poisoning of President Obama and Senator Roger Wicker (from my home state of Mississippi) that turned out to be a set up, Mr. Friedersdorf says: This case is a reminder that being accused of a heinous act, like […]