Hope Hodge

Hope Hodge is an NJC intern at The American Spectator. Her writing has appeared in the New York Sun, the Jacksonville Daily News, WORLD Magazine, and Patrol Magazine.

Thesis Writing 101

 

Thus the history of nations teaches us the necessity of the Union with Christ. To be sure, even when we study the history of the individual and the nature of man, we always see a divine spark in his breast, an enthusiasm for the Good, a striving for perception, a longing for truth-but the sparks […]

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Happy Cost of Government Day!

 

Congratulations! Today is the day in the year, according to the Americans for Tax Reform, that you can start working for yourself. 224 days of working just to pay taxes leaves a meager 141 days out of the year in which the money you earn is legally yours. That’s 26 more days of taxation than […]

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A Warning From Our Future

 

Conservatives in their teens and early twenties, who will continue to confer over at George Washington University through Friday, took a break from exhortations from the likes of Sen. Jim DeMint and Stephen Moore to entertain a cautionary missive carried from a looming socialist future. The emissary was English Member of the European Parliament Daniel […]

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Pence Amendment Defeated

 

When an amendment by Rep. Mike Pence that would de-fund Planned Parenthood made it out of committee on Thursday, congressmen were forced to take a stand on the issue in a roll call vote. And though the amendment was neatly defeated today 247-183, with nine Republicans joining with the Democrats in voting the amendment down, […]

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Sloppy Senates

 

In the last month, the New York Senate plumbed a new low in messy and irresponsible non-governance. Two Democratic senators, Hiram Monserrate and Pedro Espada, brought business to a standstill on June 8, when they abruptly switched political parties, giving the Republicans a majority. Monserrate re-defected to the Democrats soon after, leaving a 31-31 tie […]

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Sotomayor Final Wrap-Up

 

Thursday wrapped Senate questioning in the Sotomayor hearings and brought the much-anticipated testimony of New Haven firefighter Frank Ricci. Sen. Kyl began the morning’s questions, dwelling heavily on the Ricci case and refusing to accept the diplomatic non-answers that Sotomayor has been so carefully counseled to give. Kyl called the bluff on her claim that […]

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Sotomayor Hearings Wrap-Up, Day 2

 

Slate Magazine’s Dahlia Lithwick predicted Saturday what we would see today at the Sotomayor hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee: “The judicial confirmation process is more or less the political equivalent of Dancing With the Stars, in that the senators perform complex leaps and turns while admiring their hair in the mirror, while the nominee […]

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Sotomayor Hearings Wrap-Up, Day 1

 

The first day of Senate hearings on the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice David Souter’s seat on the Supreme Court was all that Democrat strategists could have hoped: boring. Sotomayor sat silent for most of the day as senators on the Judiciary Committee gave previews of their concerns, objections, or approval of the […]

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Superior Court Rejects Marriage Referendum in D.C.

 

The fight for a referendum on recognizing same-sex marriage in D.C. likely came to an end today. After a ballot petition from traditional marriage advocacy coalition Stand4MarriageDC was rejected by the district Board of Elections on June 16, the group filed an appeal in Superior Court, hoping to preempt a measure passed through the D.C. […]

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D.C. Voting Rights

 

Last week, a Washington, D.C. election board rejected a ballot initiative to overturn the city council’s recent vote in favor of same-sex marriage. A coalition of traditional marriage supporters quickly sprang into action, appealing the board’s decision in the district Superior Court to keep their petition alive. If they succeed — a ruling could come […]

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