The recent death of former New York Mayor Ed Koch brings to mind one of the most controversial things he ever did as a Democrat in the heart of American liberalism.

Federal courts have made two significant rulings against the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in cases targeting Ten Commandments displays in Florida and Kentucky.

Department of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the Pentagon's plan to extend some benefits to the same-sex partners of homosexual military personnel.

As both England and France are racing to legalize same-sex marriage within their countries, both religious and secular groups are rallying to voice their strong opposition.

Homeschooling advocates are up in arms after Obama’s Justice Department, led by disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder, claimed that a ban on home education was not a violation of fundamental human rights and that, as such, the ruthlessly persecuted Romeike family should be deported to Germany. Experts say deporting the innocent homeschoolers to face barbaric German authorities — infamous worldwide for lawlessly abducting homeschooled children and jailing home-educating parents — would be bad enough. Particularly troubling for Americans in general, however, is that the case could set a dangerous precedent for U.S. freedom, too.

Recently, I was asked by someone to compile a list of 10 — 10! — things that are right with the world. I would like to believe that most of my colleagues will find this as daunting a task as do I. After all, those of us who practice philosophy and write cultural commentary are accustomed to sniffing out problems: The glass is always half empty for us. But there are indeed 10 things for which we must be grateful.

A pregnant teenager in Texas has filed suit against her parents, who are attempting to force her to abort her baby. A Texas judge has granted a temporary restraining order against the parents to prevent the forced abortion while the case is unfolding.

A federal judge has overturned Arizona's law defunding Planned Parenthood, ruling that women receiving Medicaid have the right to choose the medical provider they want to use for so-called family planning services.

In an event likely to produce more heat than light, a committee of the New Hampshire legislature will on Thursday, February 14 — Valentine's Day, of all things — hold a public hearing on a resolution to "commemorate" the 40th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, issued January 22, 1973.

The NAACP has threatened to sue a black pro-life leader over his efforts to expose the civil rights group's pro-abortion stance and shameless partnership with abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

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