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How Not to Squander the Volunteer Spirit

January 27, 2003

“How Not to Squander the Volunteer Spirit” The Christian Science Monitor (January 27, 2003) p. 11.
I hope President Bush, in Tuesday's State of the Union address, doesn't repeat his call on Americans to help their country. The last we need is another moving, compelling call to do good - with so little follow through that it does a disservice to the whole cause of volunteerism.

Copyright: The Right Result

January 20, 2003

“Copyright: The Right Result” The National Law Journal (January 20, 2003) p. A14.

Values, Not Pay, Provide Best Incentive to Donate Organs

January 06, 2003

“Values, Not Pay, Provide Best Incentive to Donate Organs” USA Today (January 6, 2003). p. 113A.
New York's Department of Health could begin implementing as early as February some new rules approved last month from improving the care of liver donors.

Organ Donation: A Communitarian Approach

January 02, 2003

Recently, various suggestions have been made to respond to the increasingly great shortage of organs by paying for them. Because of the undesirable side effects of such approaches (commodification, injustice, and costs), a communitarian approach should be tried first.

Flirting and Flag-Waving: the Revealing Study of Holidays and Rituals

December 13, 2002

“Flirting and Flag-Waving: the Revealing Study of Holidays and Rituals” Chronicle of Higher Education (December 13, 2002). p. 16B.
My colleagues in the social sciences may wish to bring along their laptops, or at least their notebooks, as they join family and friends during the winter holiday season.

Public Health Law: A Communitarian Perspective

December 12, 2002

American society has often favored individual rights disproportionately over the common good. In the aftermath of September 11, there is a need to readjust our criteria to allow for the strengthening of security, public safety, and public health policies.

Iran May Present Greater Threat than Iraq

December 10, 2002

“Iran May Present Greater Threat than Iraq” USA Today (December 10, 2002). p. 24A.
Much attention has been paid to the dangers posted by North Korea and Iraq, which this past weekend turned over a 1,200-page report to the United Nations that declared it had no weapons of mass destruction.

Suffer the Children

November 30, 2002

“Suffer the Children” Education Week (November 30, 2002). p. 56.
Several leading civil libertarian groups and advocates (and libertarians) argue that minors of all ages are entitled to First Amendment rights.

Killing Christians

November 11, 2002

“Killing Christians” The Weekly Standard (November 11, 2002). p. 20.
On October 17, bombs killed 6 people and wounded 143 in Zamboanga, the Philippines. While press accounts mentioned in passing that the victims were CHristians, few conveyed to the reader that these were people assaulted by Muslim extremists because of their religion.

Harsh Lessons in Incivility.

November 01, 2002

“Harsh Lessons in Incivility.” The Chronicle of Higher Education; The Chronicle Review. (November 1, 2002) pB14-15
This semester, the hottest class on campuses coast to coast is a course in incivility.

Religious Goodness & Political Rightness: Beyond the Liberal-Communitarian Debate

November 01, 2002

“Religious Goodness & Political Rightness: Beyond the Liberal-Communitarian Debate,”Journal of Church and State 44, No. 1 (Winter 2002), pp. 173-175.
In Religious Goodness and Political Rightness, Yong Huang asks, "What is the propper relationship betwwen people's religious ideas of the good and their political ideas of the right in a religious plural society" (p.247)?

Seeking Middle Ground on Privacy Versus Security

October 15, 2002

“Seeking Middle Ground on Privacy Versus Security” Christian Science Monitor (October 15, 2002). p. 9.
Since Sept. 11, discussion has swirles around whether Americans have sacrificed too many rights to shore up on national security.

Safety Cards

October 03, 2002

“Safety Cards” American Enterprise (June 1, 2003) p. 7-8.
In March 2003 the FBI issued a worldwide alert for Adnan El Shukrijumah, who is sought for questioning in connection with possible terrorist threats against the United States.

In and out

October 03, 2002

“In and Out” National Review Online (October 3, 2002).
A major reason policymakers and the public are told we should not exorcize Saddam is that after we rid the world of him, we will have to stay in Iraq, at huge costs and risks. Phebe Marr, author of The Modern History of Iraq, testified before the Senate that if the U.S. embarks on this project, it needs to be prepared to see it through to an acceptable outcome - including, if necessary, a long-term military and political commitment to ensure a stable and more democratic government.

Treat Driver’s Licenses as What They Are

September 23, 2002

“Treat Driver’s Licenses as What They Are” Los Angeles Times (September 23, 2002) p. 11.
California Gov. Gray Davis is weighing whether to sign a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.