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Civil Reactions

Stephen L. Carter

Stephen Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University. He is the author of The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln (2012), The Violence of Peace, The Emperor of Ocean Park, and many other books. His column, "Civil Reactions," ran from 2001 until 2007.

Subscriber Access OnlyGive Parents a Say
The current public school model isn't working.
Subscriber Access OnlyDespair Not
There is something worse than misery and death.
Subscriber Access OnlyFree Speech Fiasco
It's not the government's job to decide whose feelings need protection.
Subscriber Access OnlyThe ACLU Is Not Evil
And neither are many people with whom we disagree.
Subscriber Access OnlyThe 'Judicial Philosophy' Dodge
Why opposing 'activist judges' isn't as straightforward as you'd think.
Subscriber Access OnlyEvolution, Not Revolution
Christians need to lower their Supreme Court expectations.
Subscriber Access OnlyThe Court's Uncertain Trumpet
Unprincipled Commandments rulings leave a nation guessing.
Subscriber Access OnlySticker Shock
When a judge violated the church-state peace treaty.
Subscriber Access OnlyPolitics for Adults
A Supreme Court justice showed us how to "do business" with opponents.
Subscriber Access OnlyDefending Our Neighbor
Can we start a war to protect others?
Subscriber Access OnlyLoving Military Enemies
War does not exempt Christians from the second-greatest commandment.
Subscriber Access OnlyHope Deferred
Christians are uniquely positioned to further racial equality.
Subscriber Access OnlyA Politics of Gratitude
Stop whining, count your blessings, and love your global neighbors.
Subscriber Access OnlySports Mobs and Manners
There's a difference between cheering the home team and being boorish
Subscriber Access OnlyRoe vs. Judicial Sense
Forget briefly its immorality—it's just bad law
Subscriber Access OnlyWilling to Lose
By voting we place our hope in the next world
Subscriber Access OnlyVirtue via Vouchers
The Supreme Court's recent decision can help prevent more corporate scandals
Subscriber Access OnlyRemedial History
The educational establishment seems confused about our spiritual heritage
Subscriber Access OnlyUncle Sam Is Not Your Dad
The separation of church and state protects families too
Subscriber Access OnlyA Beautiful Reminder
Ron Howard's Oscar-winning film packs an unintentional biblical message.
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