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Daniel Allott

Articles by Daniel Allott

Illustration on urban renewal by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The paradox of the urban-rural divide

Geography — more than race, partisanship or class — has become the crucial dividing line in politics today. Published January 27, 2019

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

ALLOTT: Separation of church and scrutiny

Of all the double standards that define the left-leaning political media, perhaps the most glaring involves the separate standards it uses in covering candidates' religious beliefs. Published March 12, 2012

Illustration: Dangerous Democrats by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

ALLOTT: Democrats’ anti-immigrant zealotry

Birtherism is alive and well. I'm not referring to doubts about President Obama's birthplace. I'm talking, instead, about mounting attacks on prominent Republicans whose parents were born abroad. Published February 24, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

ALLOTT: Obama’s contraception plan won’t cut pregnancies

The continuing debate over whether and how religious organizations should be forced to offer free contraceptives to their employees rests on a seemingly airtight premise: that greater access to contraceptives will lower rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion. Published February 14, 2012

Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a GOP hopeful, speaks to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday. "I was the author of the only bill that actually repealed a federal entitlement - welfare reform." (Associated Press)

ALLOTT: Santorum Derangement Syndrome

There are, roughly speaking, three types of socially conservative politicians. There are those with conservative records on issues such as marriage and the sanctity of human life, and there are those who are also outspoken about the defense of these institutions and values. Published January 24, 2012

Illustration: Planned Parenthood by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

ALLOTT: First Amendment protection for pro-lifers

Imagine if, the next time President Obama delivers a speech on health care reform, he were legally required to preface his remarks by stating, "I'm Barack Obama, and I have no experience running a hospital or health care system." Published February 11, 2011

ALLOTT: Premature thanks in Cuba

It has been more than four years since Raul Castro assumed the duties of the presidency of Cuba and more than 2 1/2 years since he officially took over for his older brother, Fidel. Published November 24, 2010

At 20 weeks

BAUER & ALLOTT: Bringing science to the abortion debate

According to conventional wisdom, anti-abor- tion advocates are vulnerable to charges of being anti-woman and anti-science. Pro-lifers subordinate dispassionate scientific inquiry to irrational religious belief, many people believe, and their "fetus fetish" blinds them to the plight of women in crisis pregnancies. Published July 13, 2010