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There He Goes Again!

Douglas Kmiec, at Politico, defends President Obama’s upcoming appearance at Notre Dame’s commencement.  I have a reply to Kmiec at Moral Accountability.

Matthew J. Franck — Matthew J. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey.

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