“Established by the State”: Four Words that Could Upend Obamacare

Obamacare controversy is back in the headlines. This time the issue centers around the wording of the law, and which government entity gets to interpret that ruling. According to the Supreme Court blog, the issue is, “whether the program of tax credits applies only in the consumer marketplaces set up by sixteen states, and not at federally operated sites in thirty-four states.”

A Valentine to Capitalism

The Keating Center, like its name sake- Governor Frank Keating- has long been a fan of capitalism, and the options and opportunities it provides. According to Forbes, “Indeed, one of the key achievements of a market economy is expanding the array of options for such exchange possibilities. Markets themselves create a global web of friendly, voluntary connections.”

Quoting the Bible Cost Him His Job

“LGBT citizens deserve the right to express their belief regarding sexual orientation and deserve to be respected for their position without hate and discrimination, but Christians also have the right to express their beliefs as well.”

The Freedom to Write About History Without Fear

“Freedom” is a word on many lips this week, especially “freedom of speech,” “freedom of expression,” and the “freedom of the press,” because of the recent attack on the Charlie Hebdo office, the office of a satirical paper, in Paris. Since the attack, many articles have been written about why satire matters, and why we must defend someone’s right to write things we may actually disagree with.

An Assault on the Freedom of Expression

On Wednesday, the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris was attacked by gunmen and and 12 people were killed. According to President Hollande of France, “This was an assault on the expression of freedom that is the spirit of the republic.”