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Thursday, 27 September 2012
     Americans revere both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Philosophically and logically, though, does it make sense to cherish both?

    Last week’s column on the Constitution preceded a trip to Washington, D.C. during which I attended a day-long symposium, sponsored by Hillsdale College, on the Constitution and related issues. One of the best discussions involved the question of whether the Constitution reinforced the principles of the Declaration or, rather, slyly replaced those principles with ones somehow less noble. This has been a longstanding American academic debate.

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Thursday, 20 September 2012
    September 17 marked the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution at the end of the long, hot constitutional convention in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787. The entire world is better off because of the work of those men in Philadelphia.

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Thursday, 13 September 2012
We must move on, but we must not forget.

It was good to see this year that commemorations of the 9/11 terrorist attacks were somewhat muted, because it is fitting that Americans not wallow in mourning. A 10th anniversary of a major event is typically seen as a big deal, but an 11th is just another year. We live, we move ahead, and if we are wise we learn and we act in accordance with those lessons.

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Thursday, 06 September 2012
Conservative opinion outlets have been on fire in recent weeks complaining about perceived liberal bias in the world of media “fact checkers” – but even if bias is a problem, a bigger problem is that many journalists these days don’t really know what a “fact” is anymore.

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