Welcome to the arena of ideas, the exploration of issues of the day that promotes critical thinking skills and intellectual honesty. Here in the Forum you can expect fair reporting on topics in the news and beyond the headlines. Look for a perspective here that you may not be getting in mainstream media and the politically charged blogosphere. Don’t expect political correctness in the Forum, because politics don’t determine what’s correct. This space is grounded in the natural law and moral order. That requires civility, goodwill and an openness to truth and reason.