Posts by Connor Kitchings

Consent of the Governed

As November 8 approaches and the presidential election enters its final month, the terrible choice facing the American people becomes more clear and the flaws of the…

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Failed Outreach

For all candidates for elected office, there is a fine line between outreach and pandering. Outreach is admirable, based on genuine care for issues of importance…

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Election Watch: Trump’s Dubious Conservatism

Like all traditional followers of politics, I am baffled by the Trump phenomenon. The Donald has broken every rule of political etiquette, yet the polls have…

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Balancing Protection for Individuals and Religious Liberty

Following the Supreme Court’s decision in June that struck down state statutes banning same-sex marriage, the culture war between the recently-discovered constitutional right of same-sex couples…

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A Loss of Words

This article first appeared in the Fall 2015 edition of THE ARCH CONSERVATIVE. As a general rule, the Supreme Court decides to release what it considers its most significant…

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Election Watch: Why Not Carly?

Going into last night’s debate, I had already planned how I would review it the following day. With 11 participants, I thought that each candidate deserved a…

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Judge Hanen’s Decision

Over the past four months, the national debate on illegal immigration has completely shifted — a consequence of President Obama’s unilateral executive action. Obama’s directive, which…

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Fall 2014: Grand Ole Majority

This article first appeared in the Fall 2014 edition of THE ARCH CONSERVATIVE. The Republican Party has not controlled the Senate since 2007. As midterm elections rapidly…

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The Culture War’s Next Front

The Supreme Court’s decision not to take up cases dealing with same-sex marriage bans has effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 24 states. There seems to be…

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Executive Indiscretion

Midway through a normal August during a midterm election year, the president and Congress go on vacation, policy debate is put on hold, and the likelihood…

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