The ACLU now opposes religious freedom because Christians need it

June 29, 2015
by Robby Soave   Reason

"The American Civil Liberties Union has formally reversed its support for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signaling that the organization is no longer interested in mounting an ideologically consistent defense of all people of faith. It's a disappointing retreat on principles for the ACLU, and the organization's explanation suggests that a singular disdain for Christian belief is the reason." (06/29/15)  

Indeed, why not polygamy?

June 29, 2015
Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Christopher Freiman   Bleeding Heart Libertarians

"Is it time to grant polygamous marriages the same legal recognition as monogamous marriages? I think it is and here's why: all of the standard objections to polygamous marriage can apply to heterosexual monogamous marriage as well." (06/29/15)  

Trade is trade — or economic activity is economic activity

June 29, 2015
Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux   Don Boudreaux

"I join with Mr. Gao in calling for compassion for anyone who suffers misfortune (although one must always be careful to distinguish misfortune that is genuine from misfortune that is trumped-up). Yet I dispute Mr. Gao's premise that there is something unique or special about economic misfortune that stems from changes in patterns of economic activity that span political borders (rather than being confined within a nation's political borders)." (06/29/15)  

States are finally changing how they rate school performance and the left isn’t happy about it

June 29, 2015
Heartland Institute
by Justin Haskins   Heartland Institute

"Thanks to reforms implemented by Gov. Pat McCrory (R), North Carolina now assigns each of its public schools a letter grade, to help parents understand where their child's school ranks relative to other schools across the state. The grades, ranging from "A" to "F," are released annually in the state's North Carolina School Report Cards report published by the State Board of Education. Like most other states, North Carolina used its own custom performance designation system before switching to the easy-to-understand A–F grading model. This simple reform may not seem like it could contribute much to the education reform debate, but it actually matters a great deal." (06/28/15)  

Trigger warnings are educational suicide

June 29, 2015
by Frank Furedi   spiked

"One reason I and many of my friends were drawn towards the discipline of sociology is because it helped us confront and understand many of the disturbing dimensions to everyday life. At its best, sociology gives meaning to what we perceive as private troubles, and allows us to understand those troubles within a comprehensible pattern of social interaction. So I am horrified by the argument being used by AQA, the largest exam board in the UK, to justify dropping the theme of suicide from its A-level syllabus." (06/29/15)  

Do we have a right to marry?

June 29, 2015
Free Association
by Sheldon Richman   Sheldon Richman

"Do we have a right to marry? It depends on what we mean by marry. If we mean making a contract with another consenting adult setting up a arrangement we'd want to call marriage, then the answer is yes. But if we mean participation in the specific government-fostered institution characterized by marriage licenses, then the answer must be no." (06/28/15)  

The Tom Woods Show, 06/29/15

June 29, 2015
The Tom Woods Show
by   The Tom Woods Show

"I was recently a guest on Radio Mises, the podcast of Mises Sweden. We discussed the limits of allowable opinion, religion and liberty, Ron Paul, Sweden's history, decentralization, and much more." (06/29/15)  

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