A changing sexual revolution demands changing tactics. Remember all that talk for the last decade that sexual orientation is like skin color — genetic and immutable? Well, the science not only looks iffy, it was never solid.
In the aftermath of Obergefell v. Hodges, pastors and church members are experiencing a wave of anxiety over what many of them deem the "nightmare scenario": lawsuits or government action designed to force them to perform or recognize same-sex marriages.
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed nine Texas abortion clinics to remain open while the justices consider whether to hear an appeal from a decision effectively ordering them to close.
Like many Southern boys, I grew up with two flags hanging in my room — an American flag and a Confederate battle flag. The American flag was enormous, taking up much of one wall.
ESPN Picks Caitlyn Jenner Ahead of Iraq War Vet and Amputee Noah Galloway for the ESPY Courage Award
While it's obvious that Jenner received the award and Galloway didn't, Beiler takes issue with the use of "runner-up."
Laura Kipnis is a feminist professor at Northwestern University — and not just any feminist. She's long been one of the few professors in American public life who are capable of making news with their scholarship, find their books reviewed by the most elite newspapers, and help start elite "conversations" about academe's favorite topics: sex, power, and identity.
I'll never forget the first time I learned that I couldn't put faith in Christians.
After days of halting answers from Jeb Bush, it now looks like a rough consensus is emerging in the Republican presidential field.
It's often said that conservatives believe liberals are misguided, while liberals believe conservatives are evil — that we disguise our dark hearts through racist and Islamophobic "dog whistles" decipherable only our redneck base and to the lefty pundits who know our game.
Jim Geraghty asks a great question: "If you want to change American culture, should you be running for president?"
Over the weekend, noted Harvard Law professor and criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz made headlines attacking Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby for allegedly overcharging the Baltimore police officers blamed for Freddie Gray's death and for placing "politics and crowd control" over the interests of justice.
Oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges are now complete, and there is just a bit less triumphalism from the Left than expected. It turns out that Justice Kennedy — the presumed deciding vote — was not uniformly enthusiastic about expanding the definition of marriage, noting at one point that he had "a word on his mind, and that word is 'millennia.'"
Amidst the unrelenting bad news regarding freedom of conscience it's refreshing to read a bit of constitutional sanity.
One of the most frustrating aspects of the loud and vitriolic debates over police shootings is the extent to which they ignore common sense and human nature.
I'm sorry, but I have a real problem — in an era when Christians are getting their heads sawed off in the Middle East — with the idea that, say, an American sociology professor feels to scared to proclaim his real beliefs on a liberal campus.
After litigating religious liberty issues for more than 20 years, I'm used to utter hysteria erupting on the Left when Christians try to assert conventional and traditional religious liberty rights.
An army can survive desertion, so to hear that Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion hardly represents an existential crisis for the military or its character.
While I will freely disclose that I grew up in Kentucky — only 20 miles from Rupp Arena, the Center of the Basketball Universe – my bias should in no way distract from the sheer, blinding logic of my argument. As the NCAA tournament starts rolling today, the rooting interest of the conservative world should be clear: John Calipari's Wildcats are the only reasonable choice.
I grew up in a small town in Kentucky, the son of — at that time — McGovern Democrats. My dad was a math professor at the local college, my mom was a public-school teacher, and neither one of them had voted for a Republican in their lives — and had no intention to.
Earlier this week, I wrote about Dr. James Enstrom's successful settlement of his lawsuit against UCLA. Long a dissenter against environmentalist scare-mongering, Dr. Enstrom sued UCLA officials after they fired him shortly after Dr. Enstrom discovered that new California regulations of diesel emissions were based on junk science advanced by a scientist with a fraudulent degree.
This week several University of Oklahoma frat boys were caught on tape singing a vile, racist song. The video triggered a tidal wave of outrage on and off campus. A top football recruit "de-committed" to OU and committed to Alabama, the national fraternity expelled the local OU chapter, and students, coaches, professors, and administrators marched in protest.
Late last week The New York Times ran an essay by a Marine infantry officer, Timothy Kudo, based on Mr. Kudo's experience giving orders to kill men in Afghanistan. He didn't pull the trigger, but he gave the orders — often viewing the action on grainy screens.
Pastors are people, and people are sinful. When pastors become celebrities, they are subject to the same temptations as all celebrities. That's no excuse.
In the remote chance that an otherwise-thoughtful person was actually arguing that the people who most want to exercise a constitutional right are the "very last people on earth" who should be allowed to exercise that right, I thought I'd take a moment to explain why a person carries.
Like everyone else at NRO, I'm disgusted by the horrific murders of three young Muslims in North Carolina.