Contraceptives and the Freedom of Conscience: Framing the Catholic Debate in Other Terms

I've been reading up on the fall-out over the Obama Administration's decision not to exempt large Catholic employers (hospitals, colleges, social service agencies) from provisions in the new health care laws requiring that enterprises of their scale provide insurance that covers contraceptives. You don't have to agree with Humanae Vitae to understand why the issue … Continue reading Contraceptives and the Freedom of Conscience: Framing the Catholic Debate in Other Terms

Push For Cleaner, More Efficient Cars Now (60 mpg, get ready for your close-up)

A piece I co-wrote with Megan Fitzpatrick from PennEnvironment is in today's Allentown Morning Call.   The essay is not featured on the Call's website, so I'll paste the most recent version I have (may differ from what was ultimately printed in editorial details) and share some pictures of the hard copy here: With the … Continue reading Push For Cleaner, More Efficient Cars Now (60 mpg, get ready for your close-up)