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Thursday, 26 January 2012
 by Quin Hillyer

Whether you support, oppose, or are indifferent to Newt Gingrich’s campaign for president, and no matter what you think of Gingrich’s past behavior and assertions of repentance, you have every reason to be appalled at the journalistic ethics of both ABC and CNN in handling last week’s allegations by Gingrich’s ex-wife, Marianne. The questions here aren’t political, and they aren’t about Gingrich, but instead are questions of professional ethics.

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Thursday, 19 January 2012
 by Quin Hillyer

Here at this site on Sept. 9, I wrote about why religious freedom is at risk in this country – and about how a case the Supreme Court was hearing this term, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, could provide a strong chance to reinforce this all-important liberty. The great news is that the court ruled unanimously last week in favor of freedom. The question is, what comes next?

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Thursday, 12 January 2012
 by Quin Hillyer

Regardless of the personalities involved, it is fair to say that President Barack Obama last week went well beyond what, by widespread consensus, are the normal limits of his powers to make “recess appointments” for jobs otherwise requiring a Senate confirmation vote. The point here, though, is not to take Obama to task but rather to suggest that it’s time for an amendment to the Constitution putting an end to the now-ceaseless controversies involving many presidential appointments.

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Sunday, 08 January 2012
 by Quin Hillyer

Because we celebrate something of infinitely greater importance on Christmas Day, many writers (myself included) of Christian faith chose on December 25 not to commemorate another significant anniversary, indeed one of the most significant in the past century or so of human history. What happened 20 years ago on Dec. 25, 1991, however, should always be an occasion for celebration, even if it’s of a more secular sort.

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