E-Brief | Oct 9, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage and Discrimination: Hatred, Homophobia, Bigotry...or Something Else?

By: Margaret Datiles Watts

The Supreme Court’s refusal on Monday to review appeals from Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin on the definition of marriage effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in those states.  Citizens in those states had already decided for themselves to define marriage as between one man and one woman.  The Supreme Court held in U.S. v.

E-Brief | Oct 7, 2014

Considering ROTC or Enlistment? - The Hidden Dangers to Men in the Military

By: Frank J. Moncher

“Sexual assault is alarmingly common in the U.S.

E-Brief | Oct 2, 2014

Ebola Vaccines: Who Cares About Ethics When Money Is Concerned?

By: Christian Brugger

Ebola has found its way from Liberia to Texas.  If the press is any indication, you might say that we in the West have finally awakened and smelled the proverbial coffee.

E-Brief | Sep 30, 2014

The Forgotten War on Women: Disturbing Shades of Grey

By: Frank J. Moncher

An oft-debated issue in discussions about the potential harms of viewing pornography is its relationship, if any, to increases in sexual violence or aggression.  “The Sunny Side of Smut” published in the Scientific American a few years back contends that “[f]or most peop

E-Brief | Sep 25, 2014

“Federalism Is Not Extinct”— Same-Sex Marriage Before The Supreme Court

By: Margaret Datiles Watts

The Supreme Court will be considering petitions for seven same-sex marriage cases at a private conference on September 29 to determine which (if any) of the cases will be reviewed by the Court when its term begins in October.  The cases under consideration are Herbert v. Kitchen (Utah), Smith v. Bishop (Oklahoma), Rainey v. Bostic (Virginia), Schaefer v.