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Why Personal Character Matters for Public Office

Nearly two decades after President Bill Clinton was impeached on charges surrounding a sexual harassment lawsuit, the American people remain deeply ambivalent about whether a political leader’s personal behavior has public import. Then and now, some Americans consider a public official’s personal character irrelevant to his office. But it is a mistake to think that [ Read More ]

Is Judge Kavanaugh a Dangerous Criminal Paving the Path to Tyranny?

Immediately after President Trump introduced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the Supreme Court, Democratic politicians and power-brokers launched a scorched-earth campaign against candidacy. Hillary Shelton of the NAACP declared that Kavanaugh is a “dangerous criminal.” Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) warned that Kavanaugh “wants to pave the path to tyranny.” Sen. Cory Booker (D-N. J.) [ Read More ]

No Moore Waffling: Conservatives, It’s Time to Make Up Our Minds about Roy

On Tuesday December 12, the good people of Alabama will decide whether to vote for Roy Moore, the Republican candidate who is accused of multiple accounts of inappropriate sexual contact with underage girls. Beside Moore on the ballot is Doug Jones, a pro-abortion candidate who generally supports the policies associated with his party’s secular progressive [ Read More ]