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The Great American Pit Bull Experiment

July 17, 2014 – I’ll admit it: I’m not a huge pit bull fan. I don’t hate them with a fiery passion, as many people do. I’m not sure banning them is the greatest idea. But I’d certainly rather not hang out with them in my spare time, and I’d be alarmed to see one […]



The Transgender Religion

July 10, 2014 – “Religion,” well-known atheist Penn Jillette recently argued in the New York Times, “needs to go away and not be replaced by anything.” Jillette apparently understands the resilience of human faith. In 2003, the novelist Michael Crichton argued that, despite the hopes of atheists, religion will never really disappear. “I think that […]



The Progressive Togetherness Cult

July 3, 2014 – “Government,” former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank once said, “is simply the name we give for the things we choose to do together.” Depending on your point of view, the word “choose” might sound just a bit off, a little dicey, or even borderline hilarious. Various layers of taxes, along with the […]



Date Night At the Abortion Movie

  June 20, 2014 – Earlier this week, I did something terrible: I talked my husband into going to a screening of an “abortion romantic comedy” with me. It was his birthday. To my credit, we went to a manly steak dinner beforehand. Also to my credit, I usually have decent taste in movies. But […]



Feminists and Their Daddy Issues

June 12, 2014 - Back when I was an undergrad at Northwestern University, a crime spree struck the school. A mysterious assailant, appearing only at night, would approach female students on the way back from the gym or the library. After hovering for a few moments, he would dash forward, quickly grope them, and flee. His […]



The Great Income Inequality Sham

May 1, 2014–If you’ve ever met a Texan, you know that Texans love bragging about their state. You’ve probably heard the endless list—the bigness, the freedom, the trucks, the barbeque, the pride, the football—and, like many others, you’ve probably rolled your eyes. So please forgive me, for as a new-ish resident of the Lone Star […]



Gay Wedding Cakes and the Media Borg

February 28, 2014–A few weeks ago, I visited a Crate & Barrel store with my family. My goal was simple: to return a lamp. The goal of my three kids was twofold: first, to touch everything breakable in sight; and second, to run pell-mell up and down the escalators like a newly liberated troop of […]



Wendy Davis, Gun Clinger?

January 27, 2014–Poor Wendy Davis. Just two weeks ago, the would-be Texas governor, best known as a glossy-haired cheerleader for late-term abortion, was basking in the glow of a reported $12.2 million campaign haul. On the “Today” show, a gushing Maria Shriver praised Davis as a model woman who is “doing it all.” A few […]



The Texas Liberal Detector

July 30, 2013 – In a few weeks, my family and I will be moving from the Chicago area to Austin, Texas. I realize this is not terribly original on our part. Apparently, everyone else in the country is moving to Texas, too — according to the Census Bureau, eight of the 15 fastest-growing cities in […]



America’s Abortion Mind-Block

April 13, 2013–If there’s one thing pro-choice Americans universally hate, it’s groups of pro-life protesters hoisting up huge, unsightly, and graphic photos of aborted babies in public spaces. Years ago, in fact, after a pro-choice Denver church sued over a cluster of photo-brandishing pro-life protesters across the street, the Colorado Appellate Court upheld a decision […]



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Heather Wilhelm is an Austin, Texas-based writer with experience in marketing, public relations, corporate communications, online news, web development, magazine editing, and print journalism. Her written commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, RealClearPolitics.com, the Washington Examiner, and the National Review Online. She currently serves as a senior fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute.
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