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  • American Founding and Crisis of the House Divided
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    American Founding and Crisis of the House Divided

    Professor Hadley Arkes taught a class on the intellectual origins of the American system of laws and government. He described the influence of Aristotle and Enlightenment thinkers on the…

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  • Preserving the Constitution
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    Preserving the Constitution

    Panelists talked about whether the U.S. Constitution was archaic and inefficient, and whether it should remain the basis for the American system of government. The Constitution’s supporters…

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  • Supreme Court SameSex Marriage Decisions
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    Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decisions

    Catholic legal scholars talked about the legal and religious issues from the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on two same-sex marriage cases the previous week. The justices invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of…

    616 views
  • Future of American Culture Part 1
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    Future of American Culture, Part 1

    Participants talked about the future of American culture at the 2010 Ronald Reagan Symposium. They spoke about a variety of issues including the legacy of President Reagan, contemporary…

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  • Future of American Culture Part 2
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    Future of American Culture, Part 2

    Participants talked about the future of American culture at the 2010 Ronald Reagan Symposium. They spoke about a variety of issues including the legacy of President Reagan, contemporary…

    561 views
  • SameSex Marriage
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    Same-Sex Marriage

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the Defense of Marriage Act from activists, state legislators and others. They testified about whether marriage should be defined as the union…

    1,848 views
  • SameGender Marriage
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    Same-Gender Marriage

    The panel talked about their support of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) of 1996. DOMA codified heterosexual-only marriage in federal law and banned the transfer of gay marriage between states. The…

    1,105 views
  • The Future of Religion in American Politics Part 1
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    The Future of Religion in American Politics, Part 1

    The topic of the 2007 Ronald Reagan Symposium was “The Future of Religion in American Politics.” Panelists discussed religion as both a dividing and uniting force in American politics.…

    153 views
  • Death Penalty
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    Death Penalty

    The participants debated the resolution that called for the abolishment of the death penalty in the United States. Mr. Koch moderated the debate and presented questions to the participants.…

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  • SameSex Marriage Debate
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    Same-Sex Marriage Debate

    Participants debated the question, “Should Government Accept Same-Sex Marriage?” Arguing “yes” was Mary Bonauto, attorney for Massachusetts' GLAD chapter, who argued the Massachusetts Supreme Court…

    1,997 views
  • Saddam Hussein Trial
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    Saddam Hussein Trial

    Scholars talked about the trial of Saddam Hussein. Among the issues they addressed were the nature and composure of the tribunal, the possibility of the death penalty, and the location of…

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  • Presidential Scholars
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    Presidential Scholars

    Professors Ribuffo and Arkes talked about the history of inaugurations. Live shots were shown of workers at the U.S. Capitol preparing the platforms for the Inaugural ceremony. They also…

    96 views
  • The Four Horsemen of the Supreme Court
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    The Four Horsemen of the Supreme Court

    Professor Arkes discussed the Four Horsemen, four conservative justices on the Court during the 1930s who tried to block many of President Roosevelt’s New Deal programs. He examined many of…

    845 views
  • The Conservative Movement Today
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    The Conservative Movement Today

    Participants talked about the origins of the conservative movement in America, the goals of the movement and how to keep the movement alive in the future. After their comments they answered…

    55 views
  • Homosexuality in the Media
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    Homosexuality in the Media

    Mr. Medved talked about homosexuality and its presence in public life in the United States. He talked about the media event of comedienne Ellen Degeneres “coming out” on her television show…

    152 views