The sad state of freedom in America

By |September 29th, 2015|Categories: Ideas, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

(By Mark Hillman, <em>'76</em> Contributor) Some 30 years ago, a common retort by my classmates when told that we could not do something was, "It's a free country, isn't it? I don't hear that rhetorical [...]

Are we ready for genderless marriage and parenting?

By |March 20th, 2014|Categories: Culture Wars, Politics|Tags: , , , |

(’76 Contributor) “The alleged right to same-sex marriage that the State claims the Plaintiffs are seeking is simply the same right that is currently enjoyed by heterosexual individuals: the right to make a public commitment to form an exclusive relationship and create a family with a partner with whom the person shares an intimate and sustaining emotional bond,” wrote the judge. […]

Think Again: Masculinity and the War on Poverty

By |January 18th, 2014|Categories: Ideas, Politics|Tags: , , |

As a binge TV watcher, I’ve relished devouring serial dramas in advertising-free gulps. But “Breaking Bad” — the story about a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher turned clandestine meth-cooking badass — didn’t appeal. Then Anthony Hopkins declared it an “epic work” with “the best actors I’ve ever seen.” […]