Topic: economic

. . . Are Plugging Up America's Economic Progress. Editorial Cartoon By AF "Tony" Branco Tags: editororial cartoon, AF Branco, American Energy Security, pluggin up progress, President Obama, Democrat ... discuss

Do assisted suicide supporters really expect doctors and nurses to be able to assist the suicide of one patient, then go on to care for a similar patient who wants to live, without this having an effe ... discuss

By Fr. C. J. McCloskey The Church tells us “by reason of their special vocation it belongs to the laity to seek the Kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and directing them according to God ... discuss

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Strongest Opposition Voiced in Hardest-Hit StatesWASHINGTON – Polling data released by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future finds that voters in Arkansas and nationwide have major concerns abo ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 708 Common of Pastors: 1748 (verse before first reading) Proper of Seasons: 419 (first reading)Note: Second re ... discuss

New York City, N.Y., Oct 22, 2014 / 06:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The exploration of outer space can deepen our faith in God and our understanding of the world, and its benefits should be shared with all ... discuss

President Obama hosts a reception in honor of national Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month in the East Room of the White House. (6/15/2012) (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Newscom)by Ryan T. A ... discuss

Daniel Hannan, MEPThere is no living politician, of any nation, who we admire more than the brilliant and eloquent Daniel Hannan.  A writer and a blogger, Hannan has been a member of the European ... discuss

Pro-abortion President Barack ObamaTwo weeks from today we vote in the mid-term elections. Survey results from a number of hotly contested Senate races show the difference at a point or two.In two sta ... discuss

Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: The joke is that Jimmy Carter is happy that Barack Obama has replaced him as the worst President of the modern era. It is a supreme irony that Obama’s campaign th ... discuss

Ken Balckwellby Ken Blackwell, Contribution Author: Tavis Smiley raised a lot of eyebrows this weekend when he spoke on ABC-TV’s “This Week” news show, hosted by George Stephanopoulos. Smiley ... discuss

This is long, so if you want a quick read, I've highlighted in red what struck me most. I ran the entire letter because it's not up on the Inside the Vatican website yet. But I recommend you sign up f ... discuss

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Dr. Ron Paulby Ron Paul: Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either “serving” in the military o ... discuss

. . . Obama has no clue what it is!Herman Cainby Herman Cain: We do not have an Ebola epidemic, and there is no reason for anyone to panic. But we do have a serious problem that has the potential to ... discuss

Most political eyes now are turned to whether the Republicans will take, or the Democrats hold, a Senate majority.  Meanwhile what may be a comparably important election will be conducted, probably n ... discuss

Uber.Com. AirBnB.Com. TaskRabbit.Com. What are these websites about, and why are they so controversial? Let’s be clear: these websites, and others like them, are online hubs for what is best des ... discuss

Government is an organism just like any other.  Just like any other, its first priority is self-preservation.  Its second is self-expansion. Government expansion requires money.  Government doesn&# ... discuss

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Or maybe Benghazi, IRS, Veterans. Maybe the newspapers forgot to give him his daily briefing. Couldn't have been the all expense paid vacations or golf...... That video was made in 2010. Best la ... discuss

Pope Francis says that defeating world hunger will require more than aid and donations. Instead, we must "change the paradigm of aid and development policies" and change "how we understand work, econo ... discuss

Guest post by Dr. Robert Owens America was founded upon the principles of Natural Law. The Progressives led us into the realms of Legal Positivism. The vast government apparatus they have construct ... discuss

Whether you seek its definition as an adjective or noun, you will find in any reputable dictionary two identifying components of the term evil: morally reprehensible and causing immense harm. The prob ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In synod discussions last week, the Baltic nation of Latvia caught the attention many synod fathers, who were keen to hear why the number of div ... discuss

Since the Obama administration was voted into power, twice, his declared focus has been on the economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, health care (Obamacare). The results? After pushing through a ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: The tendency of pundits is to address the decline in American culture and traditional moral values. The concerns addressed include the rather sudden, but widesprea ... discuss

Pope Francis is certainly a breath of fresh air, and I, for one, rejoice in his style, tone and early pronouncements. I pray for him every day. His is a decidedly different persona from his immediate ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Synod on the Family has provided an opportunity for people to bring up issues concerning marriage and family life facing Catholics around th ... discuss

Photo via Rockin' On The Right Sideby Tom Balek, Contributing Author: Our nation is graced with millions of loyal, legal Hispanic Americans. They work hard, they raise beautiful families, and they ... discuss

Glenn Foden: editorial cartoonistby Romina Boccia / (@RominaBoccia): This week, the Treasury Department releases the actual deficit figure for fiscal year (FY) 2014 which ended on September 30. At abo ... discuss

On October 10 and 13 the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross launched a ground-breaking academic program, Economics for Ecclesiastics. Brian Griffiths, a member of the British House of Lords and f ... discuss

by Marita Noon: President Obama is trying, according to CNN, to “convince voters of a vigorous recovery that a majority still doubts.” Describing comments the president made on October 2 at Northw ... discuss

A great report from Adam Peters at LiveActionNews.com concerning Senator Mary Landrieu her connections to the incredibly racist Planned Parenthood :  Planned Parenthood is tar ... discuss

There’s a Whole Government School From Whence That Cameby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Government is an organism just like any other. Just like any other, its first priority is ... discuss

Tuesday of the Twenty-Eighth week in Ordinary TimeBy BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“The Lord said to him, 'Oh you Pharisees!Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish,inside you are filled wit ... discuss

by William Gheen, President of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC: Americans are reading the news with horror as Obama's administration and his CDC refuse to take adequate precautions to slow the ent ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: Most political eyes now are turned to whether the Republicans will take, or the Democrats hold, a Senate majority. Meanwhile what may be a comparably important el ... discuss

Editor’s Note: This is Part I of a four part series on the implications and effects of the International Conference on Population and Development that took place twenty years ago in Cairo. By Marie ... discuss

The Daily Caller's Alpha and Omega of racism is now completeBy Eric OwensPublished: October 12, 2014 11:10 PMThis is it, America! It's done. Like an incredibly intricate jigsaw puzzle with the last pi ... discuss

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is in the fight of his political life. He’s survived an onslaught of attacks from Democrats and their left wing friends in the media. And he doesn’t get the credit ... discuss

1955 Calendar (Double): October 14On October 14th, the Holy Church celebrates the Feast of Pope St. Callistus I.  St. Callistus reigned as the Vicar of Christ from c. 218 to 223 AD.  The Hol ... discuss

  Feminists lamenting “sexist” contraception culture should look in the mirror  Calvin Freiburger   ... discuss

(Firstthings.com) – People are not the problem. Someone from the international aid and development industry has some explaining to do. In an analysis of financial data from the decade ending in 2 ... discuss

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) is one of Congress’s loudest voices on right to life issues. One of his most passionate causes, is exposing and dismantling China’s inhumane One Child Policy. At the Herita ... discuss

by Ron Paul, MD: According to Forbes magazine, at least 5,000 Americans contacted healthcare providers fearful they had contracted Ebola after the media reported that someone with Ebola had entered th ... discuss

ARRA Editor: While the below article addresses the EPA's Threat to the Arkansas power grid, the same is true across much of the United States. The EPA's implementation of the Presidents war on coal i ... discuss

Keystone XL pipeline Opponents march on the NationalMall in Washington, D.C.; Photo: Pete Marovich/Bloombergby Sean Hackbarth, Contributing Author: Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline want you to ... discuss

As stated in the preceding column, here, eminent labor economist Jared Bernstein recently called, in the New York Times, for the dethroning of “King Dollar,” claiming that the reserve currency sta ... discuss

Conservatives and Libertarians inherently have little faith or trust in government.  We know the institution is inherently flawed – and self-serving.   Government violates the Wallet Rule.  ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by William Warrenby Robert Romano: It was 1932 all over again. The economy had collapsed right before the 2008 election, and, as a result, Democrats swept to commanding majorities in ... discuss

Few issues divide more sharply than abortion. Longstanding friendships and family relationships can rupture over the pro-choice/pro-life debate. But on the International Day of the Girl Child, we shou ... discuss

 China’s One-Child Policy: Massive Crimes Against Women and the Girl Child Editor’s note. The following is the Keynote address delivered today by Re. Chris Smith (R-NJ) at The Her ... discuss

I’d like those people to know that using a good baby carrier makes mothering and fathering so much easier. It’s a relief to ditch the stroller and travel freely. It’s a relief to be free to get ... discuss

Goroka, Papua New Guinea, Oct 10, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA).- At a recent Mass, the bishops of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands revealed a roadmap for pastoral planning to guide the the transformation ... discuss

Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Day 9: Ebola in America - Obama Administration officials announced yesterday that five major U.S. airports will begin additional temperature screenings of passengers f ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: As stated in the preceding column, here, eminent labor economist Jared Bernstein recently called, in the New York Times, for the dethroning of “King Dollar,” ... discuss

WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-07-14) Americans United for Life has filed an amicus curie (“friend-of-the-court”) brief – AUL’s 20th on anti-life policies in Obamacare – defending ... discuss

Bishops march for life in Abuja, NigeriaArchbishop Ignatius Kaigama (pictured to the right in the photo) President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria and Archbishop of Jos, has made a land ... discuss

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oct 9, 2014 / 02:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the run-up to national elections, the bishops of Bosnia and Herzegovina are encouraging the nation's citizens to vote for ... discuss

Ukraine President Poroshenko asked a joint meetingof Congress for military weapons to use against EastUkrainian separatists. The U.S. has already providedabout $60 million in nonlethal aid. [ARRA N ... discuss

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Dr. Thomas Sowellby Dr. Thomas Sowell: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is both a danger in itself and a wake-up call for Americans -- about President Obama, about the institutions of this country ... discuss

I first encountered Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments years ago on the recommendation of my economics professor who was, as I liked to say in jest, a power mad Libertarian. It was his opi ... discuss

During yesterday morning’s debate at the Synod of Bishops, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin stressed the importance of consulting married couples. He said parents, especially those in the poorer areas ... discuss

by Ryan T. Anderson, Heritage Foundation / (@RyanT_Anderson): The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review appeals from Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin on the definition of marriage. Th ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: The Wall Street Journal, recently, in The Return of the Greenback, observed that “the resurgent dollar has logged its longest winning streak in 17 years, rising ... discuss

by Ed Feulner, Heritage Foundation: When July 4 rolls around, there’s no mistaking it. There are fireworks, parades and other patriotic tributes to our Declaration of Independence. If you’re like ... discuss

Not the first time we’ve heard this. Via NY Post: A field supervisor in the Census Bureau’s Denver region has informed her organization’s higher-ups, the head of the Commerce Department and con ... discuss

IRS, Anyone? HHS? EPA? CDC? FCC?by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Conservatives and Libertarians inherently have little faith or trust in government. We know the institution is inherently flawe ... discuss

Yangon, Burma, Oct 6, 2014 / 06:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of Burma held communications and media workshops last week to help form the laity of the country to meet the rapidly changing realit ... discuss

  From: drude Sent: Monday, September 08, 2014 Subject: Democracy or Republic? To: Americans ​ AND others​everywhere; Thank you for ... discuss

by Stephen Moore, Heritage Foundation: My seventh-grade son recently wrote a U.S. History paper extolling the virtues of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. “It ended the Great Depression,” ... discuss

Guess which gender makes more money? “Equal pay for equal work!” the mantra goes. “Women get only 73 cents on a man’s dollar!” These are oft-heard slogans, and we may well hear them again du ... discuss

James Pethokoukis, the Dewitt Wallace Fellow and “Money & Politics columnist-blogger” for the American Enterprise Institute, is a frequently interesting analyst and polemicist … when he doesn’ ... discuss

 In California access to top docs and hospitals dwindles under Obamacare By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Californians with health insurance obtained thr ... discuss

A dubious editorial pastime these days involves political progressives offering their suggestions about rescuing the Republican Party from extinction. Of course, one might be suspicious about a politi ... discuss

There once was a land, a magical land, with a chicken in every pot. And in this land, which was called Progressitopia, there were two peoples. There were those who saw the world as it was, and there w ... discuss

Perhaps lost in the incessant, rolling bad news shuffle that is the Barack Obama Administration are the ongoing Hong Kong protests of rising Chinese domestic interference. This is exactly the sort of ... discuss

Contact: Shannon Rose, 813-792-2181 TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 2, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Blockbuster Hit "UnFair: The Movie" is a thought-provoking experience that illustrates the harsh personal, e ... discuss

Over the last few years the divergence between what the government promises and what it delivers, between what it says is happening or will happen and what actually is happening and does happen, betw ... discuss

Pope Francis today received in audience the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa. During the “cordial discussions,” the Vatican said the two lea ... discuss

...I also believe it is entirely rational to fear the possibility of a major Ebola outbreak, of a threat to the president and his family, of jihadists crossing the border, of a large-scale Europe ... discuss

With growing disapproval of the Obama administration’s leadership and the increasing popularity of the Tea Party movement within Republican ranks, many observers—myself included—are hopeful and ... discuss

Californians with health insurance obtained through the Obamacare exchange are continuing to find themselves being turned away when they seek out many top health care specialists and hospitals, accord ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon Driving around the Washington, DC Metro area, it is not uncommon to see a bumper sticker that reads in large letters, “God is not a Republican”. The subtext of the bumper s ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 2, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Secretariat for the Economy has announced that it is developing a financial management manual which is to be the basis of budgeting and accou ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2014 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Having met for the first time last week, the committee to reform the Vatican's media and communications will continue to formulate its proposals, ... discuss

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Nicolas Loris, Heritage Foundation: Sick of paying too much at the pump?If you are, there’s good news: There are policies Congress and the Obama administration could implement that likely would lead ... discuss

The concept of a totalitarian state was an invention of the twentieth century. The notion of a state or nation whose government could control virtually all aspects of its citizens’ lives was not ... discuss

by Hans Johnson French sculptor Prune Nourry has an exhibit currently at the China Institute in New York City. It is modeled after the famous archaelogical discovery of the Terracotta Warriors near t ... discuss

 Why are the British Home Secretary and Metropolitan Police allowing this man to operate in Britain? By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO ... discuss

 Pro-abortion to the hilt NARAL hammers pro-life governors for being “obsessed” with abortion By Dave Andrusko Pro-Life Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerLet me see if I get this straight ... discuss

Think Smaller…Government by Seton Motley: Perhaps lost in the incessant, rolling bad news shuffle that is the Barack Obama Administration are the ongoing Hong Kong protests of rising Chinese d ... discuss

A dark cloud is looming overhead as the economic storm continues to grow. In the midst of it all, mindless drones demand their right to amnesty, marriage and abortion as the ground under their feet be ... discuss

HotAir.com has a poll out that basically says that the majority of Republicans consider themselves to be “hawks” when it comes to foreign policy. Which is why I do not consider myself a Re ... discuss

Notorious Australian euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has been in the news again. Last week, it was reported that his organisation Exit International was establishing a London office to ‘cope w ... discuss

 Abortion in Elections: It’s not about us – it’s about the 3,000 babies who will die by abortion today By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director Editor’s note. ... discuss

by Kelli Abortions are expensive. A first trimester abortion costs an average of $470. A second trimester abortion at 20 weeks costs an average of $1,500. o you do if you can’t afford an abortion an ... discuss

I’m going to say something some may find shocking.It’s not about you.Nope. And it’s definitely not about me. It’s about the nearly 3,000 unborn children who will die a brutal death by abortion ... discuss

Over the weekend, Pope Francis restated the importance of taking care of the growing number of elderly people across the globe. He said the lack of care and concern for the elderly is equivalent to eu ... discuss

by Tom Balek, Contributing Author: talk politics with friends, acquaintances, family, and even strangers, all the time. You probably do too. Many of these people have a growing sense that somethin ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2014 / 10:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Retired pontiff Benedict XVI joined some 50,000 pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday, Sept. 28 for a meeting between Pope Francis and elde ... discuss

The Democratic Party has made “income inequality” a signature issue for the 2014 (and, presumably, 2016) election cycle.  Democrats, en masse, shout “J’accuse!” at Republicans.  There is ... discuss

It long ago became clear to me that, despite all the pretense, protesting and politicking, no one who has ever seriously thought about equality actually believes in it. When making this case, one coul ... discuss

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modiby Newt Gingrich: When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in the United States next week, he will do so as the winner of the largest election in history an ... discuss

by Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard: A new chart from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee shows a startling fact: Almost 1 in 4 Americans between the ages of 25-54 (or prime working years) ... discuss

 PA Author Brings Inspirational Message on Returning Order to AmericaMeet John Horvat, II on September 28, 2014     St Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave.,   ... discuss

by Evan Feinberg: Bureaucrats in Washington are trying to use a law passed in 1934 to take over the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission wants to unlawfully use a provision known as “Tit ... discuss

Img Via U.S. Chamber of Commerce / Credit: Elvert Barnes.Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.by Sean hackbart, Contributing Author: EPA’s Gina McCarthy gave a speech ... discuss

by Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal / (@MelissaQuinn97 ): As the United States confronts renewed terrorist threats in Iraq and Syria, a Heritage Foundation expert on America’s founding principles con ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: By far the worst law passed by Congress in 2010 was the Affordable Care Act (ACA) otherwise known as Obamacare. It was passed without a single Republican vote and ... discuss

Planned Parenthood has been accused of targeting black neighborhoods with population control. Their founder, Margaret Sanger was once a well known Klan speaker. The organization is the largest chain o ... discuss

By Denise Hunnell, M.D. Ezekiel Emanuel, the architect of President Obama’s signature health care legislation, has penned a provocative piece published in The Atlantic and entitled Why I Hope to Die ... discuss

This piece takes a look at Kenya and developments taking place there that could soon see the country catapulted on the map of oil exporting countries. Kenya is the place to watch in Africa and the ... discuss

Dr. Thomas Sowellby Dr. Thomas Sowell: Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don't want ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: From time to time I hear President Obama described as “an evil genius”, but he is neither. He’s not evil. He’s something much worse. He is a fool who think ... discuss

This past weekend I wrote a blog post for a U.S. Congressblog the hill.com.for lawmakers and policy professional, (http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/218254-us-should-not-sign-un-disabi ... discuss

Text: Matthew 20:1-16Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.Today’s parable in our Gospel reading is very scandalous.  Yes, today’s parable isn’t ... discuss

The Tax Revolt has run its course.  A Money Revolt is needed. Steve Forbes, with Elizabeth Ames, in Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy—and What We Can Do Abou ... discuss

  About 30 years ago I encountered a book by one Joel Garreau entitled The Nine Nations of North America. Just recently I received my review copy of The Last Election by James Glenn Reynolds. Su ... discuss

One major criticism of U.S. health care is that we spend more money on health care than any other country. If health spending consumes resources that are needed elsewhere, this could be a problem. The ... discuss

The Modern Abortion Abolitionists An MSNBC feature on AHA co-founder Toby Harmon came from a left-leaning slant, but did not expose the “fanaticism” the reported was looking for. I ... discuss

“To reverse the trend and reduce the role of government in our lives, and thus alleviate the government deficit and inflation pressures, is a giant educational task. The social and economic idea ... discuss

I recently received an email which encapsulates the threat that emanates from Islam. Islam is not the innocuous “religion of peace’ that some of our politically correct and corrupt politicians mak ... discuss

Boehner to take Obama to federal court on executive overreach?Impeachment won't work. Filing suit won't work. Only defunding can alter this regime’s reckless course. Ultimately, of course, the most ... discuss

If the US did not ally with Stalin (killed 20 million), then the two mass murderers might have destroyed each other. Instead, Eastern Europe went from one totalitarian regime, the Nazis, to another, t ... discuss

 by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TNPro-Life Action League is promoting the National Day of Rememberance for Aborted Children tomorrow, Sept. 13:Of the 95 sites where memorial servic ... discuss

Never, never will we desist till we … extinguish every trace of this bloody traffic, of which our posterity, looking back to the history of these enlightened times will scarce believe that it ha ... discuss

Consecrated Bishop of Rome on 3 September AD 590 Living at a time when political and religious leadership in Europe often depended upon force of arms or strength of will more than the rule of law, G ... discuss

The following is the conclusion of Pope Paul VI's encyclical on human life:Let it be considered also that a dangerous weapon would thus be placed in the hands of those public authorities who take no ... discuss

By Michael Johns               “He was tortured, beaten to death, strangled and then set on fire,” Laura Wilkerson said earlie ... discuss

Reading doctrine through ideological glassesThe most pervasive problem facing the Catholic Church in America today is our predilection for reading both Scripture and Tradition through ideological glas ... discuss

This essay was published in Christian Democracy Magazine (which is affiliated with the American Solidarity Party).The Supreme Court is currently hearing the case of Town of Greece vs. Galloway, where ... discuss

Jesus says many difficult things in his famous Sermon on the Mount, recorded by Matthew in the 5th chapter of his gospel.43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enem ... discuss

9 August AD 1976 Lutheran pastor and theologian Hermann Otto Erich Sasse was born on 17 July 1895 at Sonnewalde, Lower Lusatia (Lausitz), Germany. He was the eldest of five children born to pharmacis ... discuss

Protesters outside of McDonald's Oak Brook, Ill. HQ,20 May 2014. (© Fast Food Forward)McDonald’s is facing more problems … and I’m not referring to their relatively disappointing revenue perfor ... discuss

(2014-07-30) — The White House today released revised economic data from the Commerce Department that shows the recession and stagnation of the past six years was actually a time of booming econ ... discuss

“The future is friction,” President Obama said today as he endorsed new EPA regulations shutting down all other types of power and heat generation. (2014-07-29) — Warning that the ec ... discuss

Fr. Tom is always thought provoking. Here's an email he sent today with my comments in red. Remember, liberalism is a sin because it replaces God with man and His wisdom with big utopian ideas spawned ... discuss

When I became involved with the Entering Canaan post abortion ministry, it was not long before I recognized many similarities between the way the older women discussed their emotional traumas and my ... discuss

A single Global Hawk UAV can provide complete coverage over islands contested by China and Japan. Japan is rapidly building its UAV capabilities in an effort to boost its surveillance activity of Chin ... discuss

The Pro Life Movement has shown great success for the Pro Choice Movement because the Pro Life Movement is a deliberate extension of the Pro Choice Movement. They have made abortion stronger by pushin ... discuss

Let’s look at abortion in terms of problem-solving. What is the problem? Unwanted pregnancies. (Unwanted by someone – the pregnant woman often, but not always, being one of those persons.) ... discuss

Terry Nelson of Abbey Roads and I have a friendly disagreement about the "pre pride" Mass which was celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi in Manhattan.  If you read this blog, you know that I was p ... discuss

Atheism Contra Abraham Syndrome When I was a child, late at night PBS would broadcast shows on the Holocaust. As I watched heavy machinery plowing human bodies into mass graves as if they were nothing ... discuss

Free To Choose Part One, The Power of the Market “Life was hard but opportunity was real.” -Milton Friedman This is part One of Ten Keep in mind that the philosophy of capitalism and the theology ... discuss

Stars And Stripes by Junior LibbyAs we join in the festivities of the Fourth, let's strive to keep to the values proclaimed in the Declaration that make it worth celebrating.We hold these truths to be ... discuss

Dayton vetoes obstruct trend of more teens, women choosing lifeThe following news release is a follow-up to today's earlier release regarding the latest Minnesota Abortion Report.ST. PAUL — Mor ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

Image source: Center for Financial Social Work, 2013.According to former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, some businessmen are looking at the economic data, and they’re worried. The problem, from th ... discuss

"Warped mind" she says (below). I say her thoughts are a mirror into which it would behoove Americans to gaze long and hard. I resided in the State of Apathy for far too long - What can one person p ... discuss

SteynOnlineMobile EditionRegular SiteHome | Search | BioThe Unmaking of the American Worldby Mark SteynNational ReviewJune 13, 2014127While we're waiting for Baghdad to fall and no ... discuss

SteynOnlineMobile EditionRegular SiteHome | Search | BioThe Unmaking of the American Worldby Mark SteynNational ReviewJune 13, 2014127While we're waiting for Baghdad to fall and no ... discuss

Sometimes the connections below will seem a bit, um, whimsical, random, and loose.  Like loose tea leaves.  Or maybe more like what you’d find at a jumble sale where the books were sorted by a ... discuss

by Samuel Gregg June 12, 2014 (Public Discourse) - One hardly need say that religious liberty is a subject of some urgency for many Christians today. In some cases, it is literally a matter of life an ... discuss

Cdl. Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga.So far up to this point, I’ve been deafened by the lack of libertarian reaction to Cdl. Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga’s keynote speech at Catholic University of Americ ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

GENEVA, Switzerland — The World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO), has approved a resolution calling for the strengthening of palliative care as a component ... discuss

Labour’s meltdown and the election results – what it means for the pro-life causeThe results of the European and local elections are further proof that in politics nothing is set in stone. Just wh ... discuss

Yesterday, Judie Brown of the American Life League published a powerful indictment of complicity in a heinous sin against God, human life, and marriage:"Ever since the first whisper of Catholic teachi ... discuss

At my job's weekly Bible study we've been going through  a year long Bible survey, and this week we discussed Jeremiah. We only read the first five chapters of Jeremiah and the middle chapter of ... discuss

 The BJP looks like it has secured an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha, India's lower house.  This is unusual. It is the first time in 30 years that one party has a majority.  I hope ... discuss

Here is an article by the AP, highlighting some of the recent comments by Pope Francis, and taking them out of context.The first thing taken out of context are the two words quoted in the headline: PO ... discuss

WASHINGTON/May 5, 2014 -- A group of leading Israeli experts on stemming abortions recently traveled to the United States for meetings with key congressional leaders, including the former vice presid ... discuss

Boxer Floyd Mayweather apparently broke up with his finance because she aborted his twin children.  According to documents obtained by FightHype.com, Ms. Jackson had an abortion not long after le ... discuss

The modern world is a “rights” world. This comes largely from Hobbes. The logic of a “rights” world is curious. It basically means that what we “ought” to be by “right” is owed to us. ... discuss

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it ... discuss

The Bureau of Land Management’s imperious siege of the Bundy Ranch in Nevada compels me to re-publish this post. I ask readers to carefully research this issue and to decide for yourselves whether o ... discuss

Though not yet a presidential candidate, Dr. Benjamin Carson, now a man of renown, recently won a respectable 87% in a Linn County (Iowa) straw poll. He is an appealing candidate. No question about it ... discuss

According to Peter Ferrara in Forbes magazine, "Economically, Barack Obama could very well be America's worst president ever." Indeed, under his administration real GDP growth has actually b ... discuss

The anti-racism sanctimonium is high right now in South Dakota. Senator Phil Jenson made comments that weren't hard to construe as racist. They quickly went viral as sloppy, unhelpful and irresp ... discuss

[NOTE: This is my annual St. Patrick's Day post, originally posted on St. Patrick's Day 2005] Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!(Happy St. Patrick's Day!)As a Roman Catholic of Irish descent, I am, qui ... discuss

Two more days and I come to the unofficial end of my second term in the state legislature. I'm running again and expect a primary. In making that decision I spent some moments reflecting on the good a ... discuss

Though not yet covered by the MSM, the internet is abuzz with news and extensive commentary regarding "Operation American Spring" which kicks off May 16th in DC. From conservative sites, news of the o ... discuss

Further to my January 17th post regarding the 10th Amendment, let me briefly add the following comments.On many sites there appears to be a battle raging between Art V and 10th Amendment proponen ... discuss

by Tom Toth: Mao, Lenin, Stalin, Kim Il-Sung, Brezhnev, and beyond.The history of Communism — a bloody tale of forced collectivism, religious persecution, and mass-murdered dissenters — predictab ... discuss

 Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Time to start watching U.S. cities go bankrupt. Prior to Detroit, there was Stockton, California, and, according to Stephen Moore, now the chief economist with ... discuss

Executive Disorders by AF Branco by Ron Paul: President Obama’s state of the union pledge to “act with or without Congress” marks a milestone in presidential usurpation of Congressional au ... discuss

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer a Close SecondRep. Earl Blumenauer2013 Porker of the Year (Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) announced the results of its online poll for ... discuss

 The now infamous backlog of claims reached a point of national embarrassment last year when a series of biting monologues from comedian Jon Stewart finally elevated the problem to the Presiden ... discuss

Tim Phillips, President, Americans for Prosperity: In case you missed it, the Congressional Budget Office released a new report this week stating that the Affordable Care Act will cost the country th ... discuss

Reports of terrorist threats, human rights abuses, and general economic incompetency have already marred the opening of the 2014 winter Olympics. These failings in Russia represent the face of the gre ... discuss

 by Ron Paul: Appearing last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified that he could not say the threat from al-Qaeda is any less to ... discuss

This essay was originally published in Christian Democracy Magazine.How should a devout Christian approach politics? [i]  To what or to whom does ou turn for guidance?[ii]ly, Christians often rel ... discuss

Today n Washington, D.C. - Jan 31, 2014The Senate is not in session today and will reconvene at 2 PM on Monday. On Monday, the Senate will consider the conference report for H.R. 2642, the farm bill. ... discuss

 McConnell: ‘Mr. President… Pick Up That Pen You’ve Been Talking So Much About And Make This Happen’SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): “This report from the Obama administration once again ... discuss

Many conservatives say that those darn progressives are making our country more collectivist. And one result is the growing culture of dependency. We’re getting further and further down that &ld ... discuss

by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Birth control has allowed women to move America’s economy in a positive direction, according to one Democratic Sen ... discuss

In his new book, Knowledge and Power, the imitable George Gilder aims at reframing our economic paradigm, focusing heavily on the tension between the power of the State and the knowledge of entreprene ... discuss

“Three studies examined Americans’ perceptions of incomes and income inequality using a variety of criterion measures. Contrary to recent findings indicating that Americans underestimate wealt ... discuss

Al Gore is coming under fire for promoting population control in Africa, saying that citizens of African nations must have their fertility “managed.” Tim Graham of Neswbusters blogged on w ... discuss




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