Louis R. Evans

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Letter to the Editor

Marriage is a religious institution, and a governmental institution, but first and foremost is a social institution whereby we recognize loved ones as family.


Missing the Point

It is a moral obligation of college admissions to recognize that these systems of oppression exist, that they are immoral, that they operate subtly and on a broad scale, and to work to counteract them.


Rape and The Gatekeeper Narrative

Social narratives surrounding sex create spaces and situations where predators can operate without fear of punishment.


Abortion: We've Actually Thought About It

I am writing in response to two articles you published recently advocating for a pro-life view of abortion.

Op Eds

America’s Cain Scandal

I’m referring, of course, to Cain’s “if you don’t have a job, and you’re not rich, blame yourself” remark. Certainly the incident received some coverage. But it didn’t reach the heart of the matter.


The Other Deficit

The most important deficit in America today is the one we’re not talking about.

Op Eds

Taxation and Its Metaphors

Taxation is not another charitable cause for people to support as their consciences dictate. It’s an obligation that every citizen has to support the government.


The Myth of the Marginal Income Tax Rate

Tax policy is a fantastically complex subject, and it’s not always easy to see which competing theory is in the right. But like all government policy, it must ultimately apply at the level of ordinary, individual citizens.


Nationalize the Post Office

In order to meet this primary need for governmental communications, the Post Office requires a substantial infrastructure—“Post Offices and Post Roads,” in the words of the Constitution—across the entire nation.


Balancing the Budget Debate

In order to pass his version of a debt-ceiling bill, Speaker Boehner reintroduced an idea with a long history in ...


Tempest in the Tea

Modern Constitutional scholarship has understood the commerce clause as a broad grant of power, allowing everything from the detailed financial regulation of the New Deal to the civil rights act. The Tea Party, on the other hand, sees such far-reaching legislation as exceeding Congress’s legitimate power and untrue to the strict letter of the Constitution.


Second Amendment Remedies

If the Second Amendment exists to allow Americans to shoot tyrants, and if each of us can decide on our own when our government is tyrannical, and who is therefore a legitimate target of attack, then political assassinations are exercises of important political freedoms rather than violent, tragic attacks on our public servants.


Draw Down the Trust Fund

The strain on the Social Security system is not destined to increase forever.


The Bush Tax Hike

We need stability in our tax code, no matter what the rates are, and honesty and accountability from our politicians, no matter what their economic policies.


My Grandma Mollie

Undocumented immigrants are often painted as murderous criminals, violating immigration controls because of their fundamental lawlessness.