Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sierra Club Sits Down

For the first time in its history, Sierra Club will participate in civil disobedience. Sierra Club Executive Director, Michael Brune, outlined the philosophical basis for this unprecedented tactical move in a Huffpost blog. He writes: Some of you might wonder … Continue reading

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Disputed Rights and the Importance of Roe

In a country obsessed with individual rights, we seem intentionally ignorant of them when it comes to those of women. It is particularly striking now. We are engaged in a vicious debate over gun rights, completely ignoring the attack on … Continue reading

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Individual Rights vs. the News Media: Is This Really A Debate?

A local New York newspaper, The Journal News, finds itself at the center of a media firestorm. On December 23, 2012, the newspaper published an article that, according to The New York Times, identified “names and addresses of handgun permit … Continue reading

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