Articles from Town hall columnists

Generations Defining -- and Redefining -- American History

<![CDATA[Americans naturally tend to think of their presidents in terms of generations, like they do with their families. This may have started with the news that former Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, half a century to the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence they jointly drafted.]]>

Lincoln Statues Must Go. Margaret Sanger Stays?

<![CDATA[Levar Stoney, the black Democratic mayor of Richmond, Virginia, made the executive decision to remove a statue of Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson on Monument Avenue to “expedite the healing process for the city.” This demonstrated how cities with liberal majorities can take down statues in an orderly fashion without vandalizing them or pulling them down. Or it demonstrates how Democratic mayors respond to pressure from the self-appointed statue-removal squad.]]>

Supreme Court’s June Medical Decision Doesn’t End the Fight for Women’s Safety

<![CDATA[The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, which struck down Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act (Act 620), prevents Louisiana from enacting a commonsense measure to protect women and to hold abortion doctors to the same standards as doctors at other ambulatory surgical centers.]]>