The city of magnificent intention

The deafening siren of my alarm pierced my eardrum until I reluctantly shuffled my arm in search for the source of sound. With only half an eye open, I deciphered the numbers that glowed but two feet away from me — 4:30 a.m. My stomach plummeted. My roommate and I
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Do as you damn well please

Loyal Opposition

Just as the freedom of speech gives one the right to say vile, disgusting things, the right to choose what one does with his own property gives one the right to discriminate in morally reprehensible ways.
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Great dad, awful policy

The Discomfort Zone

This week was a big one for advocates of marriage equality. On Friday, Ohio senator Rob Portman endorsed same-sex marriage, citing his own son’s coming out as the basis for his change of heart. Then on Monday, former Secretary of State and one-time Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton threw her
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Mr. Pope and my sex life

Sex on Blogday

Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis this past Wednesday, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. He’s a Jesuit from Argentina — the first pope from the Americas. It will be interesting to see if any changes come as a result of his different background compared to his predecessors.
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Off the beat: Marriage, morality and philosopher kings

In an interview during the 2012 election season, a prominent American politician spoke highly of advocates of traditional marriage. They are motivated by an impulse to “preserve and strengthen families,” he said. He avoided framing the debate over gay marriage as a civil rights issue, calling it instead a disagreement
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A religious president

Religiously Inclined

Armed with my little blue notebook, I ventured out into Upper Sproul last week with the intention of talking to people about how the religious beliefs of our two main presidential candidates factor into the election. I was shocked to discover that I should have been asking a much more
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Change we can believe in

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: We are encouraged and ecstatic by President Barack Obama’s public announcement that he supports same-sex marriage.

With President Barack Obama’s Wednesday announcement in support of same-sex marriage, the country is on its way to becoming, as our Founding Fathers put it, a more perfect Union. Obama’s declaration is historically significant and monumentally important. No president has ever come out in favor of marriage equality before Obama.
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