A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, July 12, 2018

On today’s show:

  • Guest: Michael New, scholar and Professor at Ave Maria, University, breaks down the electorate in light of recent polling. Pro-life candidates have an advantage. Polling data does not tell the whole story. Americans only support abortion in extreme cases – yet those cases are only a small portion of the total number.
  • The phenonenom of “push-polling”, and the inaccurate framing of polling questions. Is abortion truly legal? Abortion “on demand, without apology” is an extreme position. Should the Supreme Court follow the polls?
  • Thomas Brejcha, attorney at the Thomas More Society, discusses the persecution of a professor at Marquette University. What is “academic freedom”? Free speech – and compelled speech.
  • Caller: I think that the issue at Marquette is more of a contract issue than a free-speech issue; employers should have the right to hire who they choose (Mr. Brejcha and the Host respond).