Nicholas Tortorelli

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The Equality Argument For Gun Control

Opponents of gun control most often discuss the issue in terms of "liberty" -- the individual right to own and carry a firearm. The failure of nearly every federal effort over the last 20 years to restrict gun access has shown this to be an effective strategy, and one that has trumped -- if not …

Gun Control

The Worst Argument for War in Syria Is Spreading

Some hawks want America to strike, no matter how bad an idea it seems to be.<p>Last week, I criticized the <i>Washington Post</i> editorial board for advocating acts of war against Syria without addressing (or seeming to even consider) the costs, risks, and likelihood of success. There are pro-war arguments I …

Vatican Synod 2015: Catholic Women Shouldn't Marry Muslims, Priest Argues

An Egyptian priest doesn't think marriages between Christian women and Muslim men is a good idea, and he wants Roman Catholic leaders to discourage …

Christianity

Univ. of Illinois argues basketball players' lawsuit should be dismissed

The University of Illinois argues in a motion filed this week that a judge should dismiss a lawsuit filed by seven former women's basketball players because the school cannot be sued in federal court.<p>In the motion filed Tuesday, the university argues that the sovereign immunity that prevents the …

Middle East