Civil Reactions

Stephen L. Carter

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.

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

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