EPPC Briefly: Another Non-Accommodation on HHS Mandate

Published February 7, 2013



Another Non-Accommodation

The Obama administration’s most recent bureaucratic step on the HHS mandate “resolves nothing,” warns EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta. “The administration believes that the supposed public good of free contraception is so important that it justifies just about anything—including trampling on the rights the country was founded to secure.” Read more>>


A New Round of Intolerance

The Obama administration continues to betray “a complete lack of understanding of both religious liberty and religious conscience,” explains EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin. Read more>>

Now available:

Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church

“In Evangelical Catholicism George Weigel turns his extraordinary skills to the needs of the Church in the coming decades, calling us back to the missionary vocation we received at baptism and offering us a road map to faithful, vigorous Church reform. Rich in its vision, engaging in style, on target in its counsel and invaluable for anyone trying to understand the Church and her challenges in the 21st century, this book should not be missed.”—Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia

Kathryn Jean Lopez of National Review Online interviews EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel about his new book here.


EPPC Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Proposition 8 Marriage Case

EPPC President Ed Whelan’s amicus brief in defense of California’s Proposition 8 documents the egregious misconduct by lower-court judges in the case. Read more>>


Scouting’s Suicide

In a New York Post op-ed that earned national media attention, EPPC President Ed Whelan argues that the Boy Scouts’ proposed revision to their policy on gays “is incoherent and unworkable” and “could spell ruin for lots of troops and scoutmasters.” (The Scouts yesterday decided to undertake a “more deliberate review” of the proposed change.) Read more>>

Drone Strikes, Waterboarding, and Moral Preening

Any justification for killing terrorists, including American citizens, by drones does “probably best not come from someone who has spent much of the last half-dozen years or so sermonizing against waterboarding, accusing those who approved such policies of trashing American ideals and shredding our civil liberties, and portraying himself as pure as the new-driven snow,” advises EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner. Read more>>

Bioethics Without Ethics

In a review in EPPC’s journal The New Atlantis of Jonathan D. Moreno’s book The Body Politic, Brendan Foht argues that progressive bioethics fails to think seriously about the basic moral aims of the modern scientific-technological project. Read more>>

Delay, Repeal, Replace

“Beyond resisting and delaying the implementation of Obamacare, the most important thing for the GOP at this point is to develop and unite behind a practical replacement proposal,” explain EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta and co-author Jeffrey Anderson in the Weekly Standard. Read more>>

Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and the Future of Conservatism

Individual liberty, limited government, and personal responsibility “can no more be sustained in a people dedicated primarily to self-interest or personal gain than in a people bent under Leviathan’s yoke,” reminds EPPC Fellow Stephen P. White. “In the end, citizens, not governments, are the true guarantors of freedom.” Read more>>

Doctors Within Borders

Medical emergencies can be scary enough, but imagine if all your doctors spoke a different language and held radically different beliefs. One of the most influential works in the field of cross-cultural medicine, Anne Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, just marked its fifteenth anniversary. Caitrin Nicol reviews the new edition of this classic book in EPPC’s journal The New Atlantis. Read more>>

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