“My Parents Open Carry”: A New Teaching Tool in the Gun Control Debate


"A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." --Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United StatesAre handguns unsafe?Proponents of gun control would want you to believe they are.  The way to increase safety in urban areas, they say, is to reduce the number of guns.Libertarians take exception to that claim--insisting, instead, that an armed citizenry is the best defense … [Read more...]

At Carnegie Mellon, “Naked Pope” Tosses Condoms Into Crowd (UPDATED)

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Costumed in papal vestments, naked from the waist down with a cross shaved into her pubic hair, a Carnegie Mellon University student tossed condoms into the crowd. “It’s all in good fun,” said one of her fellow students who was present and who saw the woman in the school’s annual art school parade on April 18.  “It’s not meant to harm anyone.”Bishop David Zubik disagrees.  The bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, where CMU’s 4th Annual “Anti-Gravity Downhill Derby” occurred, was quick to … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Federal Judge Overturns Restrictions on Sale of Morning-After Pill (UPDATED)

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The New York Times reported on April 5 that a federal judge in Brooklyn has overturned the government’s restriction on over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill, which had been available only by prescription for girls 16 and under.   Senior Judge Edward R. Korman of the Eastern District of New York ruled on April 4 that Sebelius's decision on Plan B One Step was "arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable."The question of who should have access to emergency contraception has been a con … [Read more...]