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Revisiting Obama’s Notre Dame Speech

Gerard Bradley has an interesting analysis of how the Notre Dame commencement address foreshadowed the administration’s aggressive moves in the culture wars. Obama’s key move in that speech, he argues, was to redefine what it means to hold religious beliefs — and redefine it in terms congenial to the governmental imposition of liberal morality.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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