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Guest opinion: The gift of forgiveness

This holiday season, the world is in desperate need of healing, from our health to the economy to politics. And while we may feel powerless as individuals to solve these big issues, I believe there is a means for each of us to improve our personal and professional lives: the gift of ...

Guest opinion: Rights endowed by God, not government

Individual gun rights, where do they come from?Is a right the same as a government-granted permission or revocable privilege? Is a right merely a government revocable license? Should it be?In the American traditional understanding, particularly found in the Declaration of Independence, the ...

Gygi: Lack of trust in institutions running high

The year 2020 is soon coming to a close, and it has been a doozy.Take your pick of disastrous events: COVID, economic weakness as a result of COVID, a raucous presidential election season that is still not resolved satisfactorily, riots, cities and businesses being burned, Americans being ...

Guest opinion: The new gun rights

One takeaway from a tumultuous 2020 is that the Second Amendment and gun rights is a front and center issue once again. Academic philosophers — mostly — have long been suspicious of any asserted right to own firearms. I think the protests of 2020 help reveal what they’ve missed.Start with ...

Barone: Democrats reaping what they sow

“My sense is that if Trump wins, Hillary supporters will be sad,” left-wing writer Sally Kohn tweeted the day of the 2016 election. “If Hillary wins, Trump supporters will be angry. Important difference.”Kohn turned out to be wrong about her own side that year, which angrily set about ...

Guest opinion: Is it time to change the COVID game?

There is an old saying, the baseball rule: “Never change a winning game, always change a losing one.”COVID is a losing game. Some states, and some nations have done lockdowns and others have not. Some mandate mask wearing, others do not. The rate of infection is rising rapidly regardless of ...