Ken Connor, author of "Sinful Silence,"  is chairman of the Center for a Just Society

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October 29, 2010, 4:36 PM EDT
The Good Book tells us that pride goes before a fall, and with the midterm elections looming perhaps nothing encapsulates the truth of this maxim more than the leadership of the Democrat Party and
October 25, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT
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October 15, 2010, 6:39 PM EDT
The plight of elderly Americans has been a top concern of the Center for a Just Society since our inception in 2005, and as senior citizens comprise an ever increasing percentage of our nation's po
October 11, 2010, 4:04 AM EDT
October 4, 2010, 4:01 AM EDT
It's hard to imagine how the American public's opinion of Congress could get much worse than it is already, but last week, Representative Zoe Lofgren tested this notion
September 13, 2010, 4:00 AM EDT
For a long time, the western world has largely accommodated competing religious views with a "whatever floats your boat" mentality. Religious pluralism has been respect
September 3, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT
It's deja vu all over again in Washington as the midterm elections rapidly approach and all signs point to an electoral route of the party in power. Four years ago, the Beltway was abuzz with news of a GOP bloodletting – the result of an increasingly unpopular president, an unpopular war, a spate of corruption scandals, and the general feeling that it was time for a change in Washington.   
August 20, 2010, 5:36 PM EDT
The growing opposition to plans for a Muslim cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero have prompted some on the Left to speak out in defense of religious freedom in America.  On August 16th, pundit Keith Olbermann took opponents of the project to task in his "Special Comment" segment:
August 6, 2010, 5:27 PM EDT
A recent article in New York Magazine entitled "All Joy and No Fun: Why Parents Hate Parenting," examines the relationship between child-rearing and happiness. Citing numerous studies indicating that having children negatively impacts one's day-to-day feelings of happiness, the article essentially asks whether the long-term, overall rewards of parenting outweigh, in the end, the years of frustration, sacrifice, and struggle of raising children.   
July 30, 2010, 5:12 PM EDT
The dog days of summer are almost upon us, and as autumn approaches and the midterm elections loom, the American people have many important issues on their minds. One of the most important issues is whether Congress will elect to extend the Bush-era tax cuts, which are due to expire on January 1, 2011.   
July 16, 2010, 5:46 PM EDT
"I consider [trial by jury] as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution."  Thomas Jefferson American conservatives are generally associated with a "strict constructionist" view of the U.S. Constitution. They believe America's founding legal document should be interpreted in accordance with the original intent of the Framers when the document was ratified by the original States.   
July 9, 2010, 4:03 PM EDT
"[I]f you are dependent on people who do not know you, who control the value of your necessities, you are not free, and you are not safe."  Wendell Berry, Sex, Economy, Freedom, Community?? It's been almost two years since the financial collapse that precipitated the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and with no recovery in sight, America is faced with what might be the greatest existential dilemma of our time. Do we have what it takes to stop the corruption, recklessness, and greed that threaten to destroy our country? 
July 2, 2010, 9:38 AM EDT
"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion."  Thomas Jefferson
June 25, 2010, 6:28 PM EDT
It's been a rough few weeks for BP CEO Tony Hayward. Watching the embattled executive weather several hours of angry cross-examination on Capitol Hill last week, one almost felt sorry for the man. After all, it's difficult to take an ethical lecture seriously when it’s coming from the nation's most scandal-ridden, least-trustworthy body of elected representatives.   
June 18, 2010, 6:59 PM EDT
There's recently been some chatter in the blogosphere debating the need for a new amendment to the Constitution – one that would require laws passed by Congress to apply to lawmakers equally as they apply to the rest of American citizens.   
June 4, 2010, 4:03 PM EDT
In September 2008, as our president announced that he was abandoning the free market in order to save it and Congress was scrambling to pass the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, Peter Schiff – president of Euro-Pacific Capital – had this to say about the notion of a government bailout of the U.S. banking industry:
June 1, 2010, 3:13 PM EDT
Over a month after the devastating explosion that took the lives of 11 workers and initiated the biggest offshore oil spill since Exxon Valdez, the oil continues to flow, and reports of corporate negligence and regulatory failure dominate the headlines.    Much like the recent mining disaster in West Virginia, the BP accident illustrates the lengths to which some corporations will go to protect their bottom line at the expense of safety, and protect their hind ends when their corner-cutting measures end in disaster.   
May 17, 2010, 12:12 PM EDT
"The democratic integrity of the law . . . depends entirely upon the degree to which its processes are legitimate.  A judge who announces a decision must be able to demonstrate that he began from recognized legal principles and reasoned in an intellectually and politically neutral way to his result.  Those who would politicize the law offer the public, and the judiciary, the temptation of results without regard to democratic legitimacy."  Robert Bork, The Tempting of America
April 30, 2010, 12:03 PM EDT
"Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith."  Alexis de Tocqueville
April 23, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT
"We can breathe the air of liberty only to the extent that we are ready to bear the burden of moral responsibility associated with it." Wilhelm Roepke"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . .  Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams