Cover Story

Searching for the real conservative
Private morality matters
By Dr. Grace Vuoto

Rush Limbaugh has had four wives; Newt Gingrich has had three wives. In total, between the two of them seven women have walked down the aisle and have heard a vow of eternal loyalty pledged by these men. With numbers like these, the two men should convert to the Muslim faith. Instead, they are prominent leaders of our once-deeply Christian nation: these are now the men who claim to be authentic conservatives and shamelessly accuse others of not being conservative enough.

Politics

Newt too much like Clinton
Wrong for conservatives, wrong for America
By Jeffrey T. Kuhner

Republicans have been casting about for a viable alternative to Mitt Romney. Many conservative believe Mr. Gingrich should be the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee. They are wrong.

Contract with the devil
Tea Party considers electing Newt Gingrich
By Dr. Grace Vuoto

The conservative movement is determined to defeat President Barack Obama in 2012 at any cost—even willing to sell out its most sacred principles. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the current front-runner for the Republican nomination. This is largely due to support from the Tea Party. To nominate him, however, would be the equivalent to making a pact with the devil in order to defeat a demon. The Tea Party would embrace the very corruption it rails against by adopting Mr. Gingrich as the GOP standard bearer.

Foreign Affairs

The Muslim Brotherhood unmasked
Imposing Islamic law
By Herbert London

While the current administration has a stake in referring to the Muslim Brotherhood as “moderate” and largely secular, there is a reality very different from the view at Foggy Bottom.

Srebrenica’s ghosts revisited
Dreaming of a better Bosnia
By Suzana Vukic

Last July, the world commemorated the 16th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide, when over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered by Serb forces. But few people know about the Srebrenica Peace March.

Minority Report

Why Democrats despise voter ID laws
Are Republicans trying to suppress the minority vote?
By Jeffrey T. Kuhner

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. claims Jim Crow is returning. In a recent speech, Mr. Holder said that attempts by states to pass voter identification laws will disenfranchise minorities, rolling back the clock to the evil days of segregation. He said that a growing number of minorities fear that “the same disparities, divisions and problems” now afflict America as they did in 1965 prior to the Voting Rights Act.

Culture

Where are America's virgins?
Discouraging the virtuous
By Julia Duin

Splashed on the cover of magazines commemorating 2011, there is the image of Kate Middleton, the spectacular bride of Prince William during their April nuptials. Kate, now Duchess of Cambridge, was wearing a beautiful, white dress, the quintessential symbol of the bride who waited for her man. Except that today’s typical bride has not waited, as we noticed during the Royal marriage.

Arrested development
Prolonged adolescence becoming the norm
By Loredana Vuoto

“Everyone gets old. Not everyone grows up.” This is the motto of “Young Adult,” the latest romantic comedy written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman. But this rom-com takes a new twist on the box-office age-old formula of star-crossed lovers destined for eternal bliss. Rather, this raunchy film turns this recipe on its head by depicting a neurotic woman stuck in perpetual adolescence living in a narcissistic world of her own delusions.

The vanishing Western tradition
Students alienated from their culture
By Herbert London

It is astonishing that those in the West are living through the near extinction of their civilization. For students in the Academy today, the Western Civilization history course, virtually a standard curriculum offering 30 years ago, has disappeared.

Public Policy

Opting-out of student fees
Misappropriation of funds offensive
By Kelly Kathryn Llobet

Snooki went to Rutgers University. The MTV "Jersey Shore" icon Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi did not receive a diploma, but she did get $32,000 for two hour-long question-and-answer sessions using money that came from the mandatory student activity fees (MSAF) paid by Rutgers' undergraduates.

In search of Marcus Welby
By Gayle Stockland Fixler

In constant transition–much of it encouraging –modern medicine has distanced itself from the Hippocratic Oath – a physician’s commitment to practice medicine while remembering that “there is art to medicine as well as science and that warmth, sympathy and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.”