Dr. Lawrence Egbert: The New Dr. Kevorkian

Feb 25th, 2012 | By

A retired anesthesiologist, Lawrence Egbert is an 84-year old doctor, who is in some ways the current public face of doctor-assisted suicide as a movement. He has replaced Dr. Jack Kevorkian as the symbol of this controversial practice.

New Middle Eastern Realities

Feb 18th, 2012 | By

Fear of a new war in the Middle East is growing. Only one year ago, there was hope of a new Middle East. The Arab Spring was dawning, with the promise of democracies across northern Africa and into South West Asia. It would seem that 2012 will be a dark and dismal sequel to the hope of 2011 in the Middle East.

Religious Liberty vs. The State

Feb 11th, 2012 | By

Near the end of January 2012, an extraordinary development affecting the cause of religious liberty occurred and the media hardly reported on it. In my judgment, it is one of the most underreported stories in recent memory. For the first time in American history, the state is ordering religious institutions to provide insurance coverage for employees that must include contraceptives, including those that may induce abortion.

The Buffett Tax: Evidence of a Lack of Leadership

Feb 4th, 2012 | By

Since World War II, the federal government has been distributing more benefits to more people without mandating higher taxes. The result is a welfare state with ever-growing dependency on the government?at all levels. As public policy, this formula is now bankrupt?and will soon result in the bankruptcy of this nation.