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Get Out the Vote or Get the Vote Out?

President Obama made waves once again this week by stating, at a Cleveland town hall meeting, that it would probably be beneficial for America to adopt mandatory voting.  “It would be transformative if everybody voted,” the president opined as he listed the people who don’t typically turn out to vote (most of whom, if they did, would fall into the Democrats’ rank-and-file).  It doesn’t take a genius to realize that our president is valuing tactics in this suggestion more than political philosophy, which has spawned a rather strong rebuke from conservative pundits.  Liberals, sharing the president’s penchant for voting, have hesitated

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Men Will Be Men? A Landmark Act In Ramsey

In my younger days, I used to be the sort of guy who would insist that I’d rather have a world that included pornography, obscenity, and the like, than live in a world of restricted expression. It sounded almost noble: I may disagree with what you’re saying, but I’ll fight to the death for your right to say it. In those days I also fell prey to the temptations of online pornography. People were free to “express themselves” directly into my computer, and I listened to the destructive siren song. My struggles to clean up my own act helped me to

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