Topic: economic

We are either a nation of laws or of men. For some time now we appear to be more a nation of men and cry-babies than of laws. Not a good omen.Despite endless heart-rending emotional appeals on behalf ... discuss

U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR):   President Ronald Reagan delivered one of the best lines on how an effective government should operate during his first inaugural addr ... discuss

Steve Bannon & Reince Priebus by Fred Lucas: Two men forming something of a White House odd couple—Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus—touted President Donald Trump’s commitment to keeping hi ... discuss

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NAACP is announcing plans for an economic boycott of North Carolina to protest laws enacted by the state's conservative General Assembly, including one limiting LGBT protect ... discuss

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There were promises of cooperation, of closer economic ties, and frequent odes to the enduring partnership between the U.S. and its southern neighbor. But there were no public men ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by William Warrenby Natalia Castro: The House of Representatives is putting veterans back to work across the country. The House has nearly unanimously passed legislation to assist ve ... discuss

by Rick Manning: What exactly was President Donald Trump doing at the Boeing plant in Charleston, South Carolina on Feb. 17?The simple answer is getting out of Washington and back to real America for ... discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is learning more about economic policy as she takes on a more visible role in and around Washington. ... discuss

George Barna: When considering national averages related to social indicators it is easy to lose sight of just how deeply divided the nation is on some beliefs and behaviors. A new nationwide survey a ... discuss

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A closely watched survey of German business optimism rose by more than expected in February in another sign that Europe's economic recovery is gaining pace. ... discuss

Peter Kirsanow, a member of theU.S. Civil Rights Commissionby Fred Lucas: As the Trump administration gets ready to tackle illegal immigration, a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission noted the i ... discuss

LONDON (AP) — A closely watched survey is showing that the economic recovery in the 19-country eurozone has accelerated in February and that growth is running at a near six-year high. ... discuss

Consider the main enemy: religion. America’s mainline Protestant denominations have long since delivered their (diminishing) flocks to the ruling class’s progressive priorities. Pope Francis adver ... discuss

by Dr. Thomas Sowell: One of the painful realities of our time is that most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in ... discuss

Of Course, theMovement is to the Leftby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: The political zeitgeist has always alleged that a new President and his (or, soon, her) Administration is entitled to – or ... discuss

Ken Blackwellby Ken Blackwell, Contributing Author: Republicans agree that Obamacare has failed and must be repealed. But they can’t agree on the replacement “plan.” The one thing they shouldn ... discuss

The "Benedict Option" is a phrase you might hear a lot in the near future. It was first coined by Rod Dreher several years ago, referring to “pioneering forms of dropping out of a barbaric mainstrea ... discuss

According to government statistics, an increasing number of women from the millennial generation are opting out when it comes to having babies. Instead, it appears they’re finding an alternative mor ... discuss

By Jonathon Van MarenThe last time cabinet minister Maryam Monsef made the news, the occasion was her bungled handling of the Liberals’ short-lived plan to enact electoral reform. Now, Monsef has ap ... discuss

Former President Upset Over'Most Ambitious Rollback'Republicans Are Moving Quickly To Dismantle Obama-Era Regulations’SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “This Republican-led Congress is committed to f ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Remember the 2016 presidential election?You know, the contest that still bedevils us? The one allegedly rigged by the Russians and fake news? The one the outcome o ... discuss

By Michael JohnsOn February 14, 2017, I spoke to the Cornell Political Union at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on the promise of Donald Trump’s Presidency. My speech foll ... discuss

By Michael JohnsOn February 14, 2017, I was invited to speak to the Cornell Political Union at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on the promise of Donald Trump's Presidency.   ... discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made a messy case that he "inherited a mess" from his predecessor. Economic stats and territorial losses of Islamic State insurgents don't support his assert ... discuss

2/16/17: Updated and cleaned up a bit. This was originally a series, written in 2009. I pulled it all together to have a one-stop post for most-things-Lent. Hope it's helpful -- enjoy!(Intro ... discuss

Australia will chip in millions of dollars to support Planned Parenthood’s abortion work world-wide, government leaders announced this week. DevEx reports Australia is the latest country to join ... discuss

Scott PruittAttorney General Pruitt Has Proven Over The Course Of His Career That He Has The Right Character, Experience, And Knowledge To Serve As The Administrator Of The EPA’JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY ... discuss

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by Star Parker: What is it about new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that so bothers Democrats that not a single Democratic Senator voted to confirm her, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to ca ... discuss

Yes, Please -  The Right Way, The Less Government Wayby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: America’s farmers are having a serious problem maintaining solvency.  And have been teeter ... discuss

‘It’s left several key departments without a permanent secretary at the helm for far too long. And what’s the point other than needless delay? Our friends are slow-walking votes, not changing o ... discuss

A California Catholic diocese newspaper published a column this month arguing that Jesus would have supported the Jan. 21 Women’s March, an event with a decidedly pro-abortion stance. The column ... discuss

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities Financial stocks led the markets higher as the reflation trade continues to dominate activity. The averages are now at the highest valuation since 2004 accor ... discuss

President Trump watches as VP  Pence  swearin Steve Mnuchin as  Treasury Secretary next toMnuchin's fiancée Louise Linton - Feb. 13, 2017ARRA News Service: Two more nominees by Pr ... discuss

by Ken Blackwell, Contributing Author: After a stunning win in a change election, President Trump is off to a fast start implementing major change. The President and his administration are moving ag ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: President Donald Trump does not trust economists. So he is demoting the Council of Economic Advisors, booting out of the Cabinet the Council’s chairperson.If this ... discuss

by Dr. Ron Paul: Last month marked 44 years since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision declaring a constitutional right to abortion. Roe remains one of the Supreme Court’s most controversial ... discuss

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities The ratings agency Fitch stated the Trump administration has increased the risk to international economic conditions and global sovereign debt markets becaus ... discuss

Robbed of a broader meaning to our lives, we appear to have entered an era of mass obsession, usually with ourselves: our appearance, our health and fitness, our work, our sex lives, our children̵ ... discuss

The United Nations Educational, Science, and Cultural Committee (UNESCO) recently attempted to deny the historical and biblical connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem and, indeed, all the land o ... discuss

The Sermon on the Mount, Fra Angelico, 1436 - 1443.Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Yogi Berra once said: “You’ve got to be very careful ... discuss

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities From: 2/8/17 Some are commenting there is a lack of direction in the markets as most are now looking for more details from the Trump Administration on promis ... discuss

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities From: 2/9/17 President Trump may soon label China a currency manipulator. While I will skip the obvious notion that all countries manipulate their currencies ... discuss

Rev. Antonio Spadaro, SJ. (Photo: Magyar Kurír.)Brace yourselves. Once again, someone in the Vatican has challenged Church doctrine in a way that implicates Pope Francis, on an issue about which he h ... discuss

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities From: 2/7/17 Yesterday was an exceptionally quiet and slow day as a note of caution is spreading through the global markets. Political uncertainty is rising ... discuss

by John York: Some Americans think state boundaries and the principle of federalism are outdated relics from the past. They couldn’t be further from the truth.New data in a report from the American ... discuss

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities From: 2/10/17 Equities advanced for a myriad of reasons; earnings, potential tax cuts and an advance in crude. Treasuries declined for similar reasons for a ... discuss

As Christians, we should remember two things concerning the moral law (or ten commandments). If we remember these two things, we will be able to avoid much confusion in the Christian life. First, no o ... discuss

by John Porter, Contributing Author: I have been for quite some time honestly trying to understand why, and to make some sense of the terrible, senseless and sometimes tragic display of people in the ... discuss

ARRA News Service - Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Senator David Perdue (R-GA) unveiled the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, legislation that will help raise American ... discuss

Julian Simon's name does not mean much to many Christians today, but it should. Since his death on Feb. 8, 1998, 19 years ago this week, those who follow "the dismal science" of economics continue to ... discuss

Truman by David McCullough, 2.99 for your Kindle version The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the ... discuss

by Dr. Walter E. Williams: There is little question in most academic research that increases in the minimum wage lead to increases in unemployment. The debatable issue is the magnitude of the increas ... discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs bill removing incometax on retired military pay effective Jan. 1, 2018Dr. Bill Smith, ARRA News Service: Arkansas joins all its surrounding states and numerous other states i ... discuss

It is here I am forced to say that if we leave Roe v. Wade in place along with the marriage busting and perverted ruling of Obergefell, the best efforts of our new president will not succeed. Our econ ... discuss

Last month the Guttmacher Institute released updated abortion statistics for the United States.  Their latest survey of abortion facilities indicate that the number of abortions fell by approximately ... discuss

“The Jesus of Scripture never showed partiality to the poor as over agains the rich. The Jesus of Scripture came into the world to redeem rich and poor. A brief survey of the Gospel record teac ... discuss

A tariff is a sharp edged tool used to carve out the best trade deals for America. It is used to raise the price of imported goods as a defense against unfair competition from foreign markets. And lik ... discuss

by Dr. Ron Paul: Many Americans who have wrestled with a 1040 form, or who have paid someone to prepare their taxes, no doubt cheered the news that Congress will soon resume working on tax reform. Ho ... discuss

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerians marched Monday to protest poverty and corruption as President Muhammadu Buhari's prolonged absence abroad for medical tests raises political and economic ... discuss

Congressional Review Act… Could Become More Familiar In The Coming Weeks’SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “This Republican-led Congress is committed to fulfilling our promises to the American peo ... discuss

. . . Why America must end the foreign aid racket.Stephen Mooreby Stephen Moore: Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire seethed the edict puts “ideology over women and health.” She favors ... discuss

by Dave Kopel : Federal Right-To-Carry Reciprocity falls within Congress’ 14th Amendment powers to protect the Second Amendment and the right to travel. One of the most important issues facing ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: The election of President Trump has created a great opportunity for America and Canada to make both of our economies more productive, accelerate economic growth, and enable our na ... discuss

by Terry Gorka: While the debate about the existence and future of “fake news” rages on, a new survey from the American Culture & Faith Institute (ACFI) indicates that one significant voting segme ... discuss

Ann Coulter signs "Adios America!" for editor of ARRA News Service.by Ann Coulter: Everything said about President Trump's "Muslim ban" is a lie -- including that it's a Muslim ban. The New York Time ... discuss

Teen Vogue is doing its best to push its pro-abortion agenda on young, impressionable minds. This week, the magazine ran a column by the Rev. Broderick L. Greer, an Episcopal priest who advocates for ... discuss

Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB. (Source: Penn State News.)On Saturday, January 28, Joe Heschmeyer published an essay, “Seven Answers to the ‘Pro-Lifers are just Pro-Birth’ Argument,” in his blog Sha ... discuss

This is what allows ESS/EFS/ERAS proponents to say things like, “Within the being of God, you have both equality and authority” and that authority and submission have “always existed in the eter ... discuss

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese manufacturing expanded in January at close to its fastest pace in two years as heavy government spending and a bank lending boom helped to keep economic activity steady headed ... discuss

Once you get past all the noise on both sides, Donald Trump is clearly a different kind of Republican and he succeeded in the Republican primary and with swing voters in Flyover Country precisely beca ... discuss

Congress - Dead Aheadby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: President Donald Trump has wasted no time. He is rapidly fast-tracking the agenda which won him the office. He ran on tightening immigratio ... discuss

by Patrick Buchanan: That hysterical reaction to the travel ban announced Friday is a portent of what is to come if President Donald Trump carries out the mandate given to him by those who elected him ... discuss

In 1831, a highly respected French judge named Alex de Tocqueville, was sent by France to America to find out why there was so little crime at that time.  He studied American society, its beliefs ... discuss

Punitive 11th-Hour [Obama] Regulation On Coal… A Classic Example Of The Job-Killing Rules That Mr. Trump Has Vowed To Overturn’14 STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL: “As chief legal officers or as envir ... discuss

. . . Would unleash opportunity in urban centers.by Allen West: President Donald Trump’s inaugural address mentioned the “carnage” taking place in American inner cities. This followed his rece ... discuss

Dr. Ron Paulby Dr. Ron Paul: Just one week in office, President Trump is already following through on his pledge to address illegal immigration. His January 25th executive order called for the constr ... discuss

We live in a fallen world and there are no perfect churches this side of heaven. In every congregation there is going to be something or someone who disappoints. We must prioritize. If a minister is n ... discuss

Robert Pape, an associate professor of political science at the University of Chicago, asserts that suicide bombing is primarily "part of an organized campaign to compel a modern democracy to withdraw ... discuss

Andrew Napolitanoby Judge Andrew Napolitano: Within four hours of becoming president of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to limit immediately the effects of the Patie ... discuss

Rep. French Hill and Rep. Benda LawrenceARRA News Service: For the second consecutive Congress, Congressman French Hill (R-AR-02) and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI-14) will co-chair the 115th C ... discuss

by Debra Heine: It's amazing that ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber is still willing to appear in public after being caught insulting the American people over and over again in appearances after th ... discuss

Anthony Kapel "Van" JonesMarxism adherent.by Cliff Kincaid: In his blockbuster new film, "Civil War 2017," Trevor Loudon asks why the political left is so determined to destroy the Trump presidency. M ... discuss

by Robert Romano: In his first 100 hours in office, President Donald Trump appears to have accomplished more for union households and working Americans than former President Barack Obama did in 8 yea ... discuss

This is a slightly revised and updated article I first wrote and posted in 2004 at this time.March for Life 2014 ascending Capitol Hill on the way to the Supreme CourtOn Friday, January 27, the 44th & ... discuss

Image source: marketoracle.co.uk.While reading John C. Médaille’s Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of Government, Taxes, Healthcare, Deficits, and More (Wilmington ... discuss

Why do women have abortions? As important a question as that is, it's hard to find a reliable answer. For more than a decade, the Guttmacher Institute has listed the same three reasons on their ab ... discuss

Why do women have abortions? As important a question as that is, it's hard to find a reliable answer. For more than a decade, the Guttmacher Institute has listed the same three reasons on their ab ... discuss

Another year has passed. While each year has its individual joys and sorrows felt by each of us and those we love, there are those events and historical developments we share in common, and 2016 certa ... discuss

In a world where everybody plays by the same rules and is judged by the same standards, racism would describe any action or attitude that shows favor for one race over another or displays overt conte ... discuss

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree.”The period known as Christmastide begins with the Feast of the Nativity itself; specifically, with the evening ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 22, 2016 / 05:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy, in-depth speech to members of the Roman Curia Thursday, Pope Francis dug into what he said are the key guidelines of his ongoing r ... discuss

I've been giving a lot of thought to certain tensions in the Church at the moment, and my clearest impression is that people are not really hearing one another speak. It troubles me when this happens. ... discuss

Columnist Dave Barry got this one just right: “The problem with winter sports is that — follow me closely here — they generally take place in winter.” On the other hand, winter ... discuss

I've spent the last two articles responding to an article by blogger Richard Rowe, in which he asserts (without any good arguments but with a whole lot of unjustified arrogance) that pro-choice is the ... discuss

This is my second part in a three-part series in responding to an abortion-choice advocate's article regarding why he believes "pro-choice is right." So far his defense of the abortion-choice position ... discuss

Last year, South Africa's High Court determined that a terminally ill patient may, with the help of a doctor, kill himself (self-murder)The following newsletter came from Philip Rosenthal of the Chris ... discuss

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 Text: Mark 10:42-45In the name of Jesus: Amen.Why was Jesus born?  Yes, why was Jesus born?It is a simple question to ask this evening. It is not only a simple question but an important que ... discuss

Is it angry white people that changed the election and yielded the presidency to Donald Trump?  Maybe so, maybe so.  But it wasn't just white people.  It was Hispanics, black people, an ... discuss

I published Friday’s post a couple days later than I wanted to because my home Internet connection was down. In that post, I reflected on the degree to which elite arrogance had led to Don ... discuss

When the British forces surrendered to the rebels after the Revolutionary War, they took out their frustrations, not by rioting, but by instructing the fife and drum corps to play "The World Turned Up ... discuss

© 2016 A. F. Branco, Liberty Alliance.As I watched ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and his crew of talking heads begin the autopsy on the election late Tuesday night, I felt some dark satisfaction. I h ... discuss

For much too long we have suffered the excuses of the Republican Party. The 2016 Election was a dramatic statement by the people of America that enough is enough.First in 2010 the GOP Congressional le ... discuss

Here's a wonderful essay by the late U.S. Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick that is supremely relevant to our times, and yet I can't find it online. Someone sent a scan of it to me. It was written in the ... discuss

There is a saying "Nothing is certain except death and taxes." But what about the "death tax" (aka estate tax)? That seems to be a perfect storm. I saw some posts yesterday about the candidates' posit ... discuss

This is a wake up call to those voters holding their noses and voting for either Clinton or Trump to "block" the other candidate. No, I'm not going to call you names. I'm not even going to think you'r ... discuss

We have now a generation of adults too young to remember the Soviet Union and the Cold War, and to appreciate the amazing shock of the former's demise.  We kids all knew who Leonid Brezhnev was, ... discuss

Here’s a link to a very good commentary by Elyse Smith on a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in DC. http://www.cultureoflife.org/2016/09/29/assisted-suicide-d-c/ Here’s ... discuss

The national conversation on transgendered persons has boiled down to feelings.Some feelings are of the "creeped out" strain.Some feelings are of the religiously guided form.But feelings are not a use ... discuss

In case you're wondering, the "middle ages dictatorship" that is the Catholic Church and her Bishops is right there in the middle of Hillary Clinton's so-called "basket of deplorables". And the Clinto ... discuss

Image Source: Mark P. Shea, I presume.If you want an example of the damage done to the Catholic Church in America by the surrounding culture’s increasing hyperpartisanship and ideological tribalism, ... discuss

There are several political issues commonly wrapped in the social-justice banner that are also issues affecting life and the family. In theory, a Catholic ought to support those policies which support ... discuss

Colin Kaepernick. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images.)“Mansplaining”, originally defined as the tendency of men to explain the frickin’ obvious to women in a patronizing tone, lost its unique vi ... discuss

The one memory that will stay with me, when all other memories of September 11, 2001 have faded, is how obscenely beautiful the weather was. There really should have been more portents. Fierce, fiery ... discuss

I’m sick to death of this election. The most distressing aspect of this election cycle is that it’s revealed the extent to which American Catholics, particularly those of a conservative bent, have ... discuss

In 2007, Tony Spencer ran against a Democratic incumbent for Commonwealth’s Attorney of Caroline County, Virginia.  Spencer won election in 2007 and again in 2011, with significant Republican suppo ... discuss

I suppose it’s conceivable that Trump will be elected in November and miraculously, within a few years, give us a pro-life Supreme Court while not bringing on the end of civilization in some ... discuss

Introduction2016 is bringing us a very unusual presidential election.  On the Republican side, we have an outsider with a decidedly politically-incorrect resume and stye has been nominated to be ... discuss

The following is a follow-up to today's earlier news release.ST. PAUL — Planned Parenthood continues to defy state and national trends of declining abortion numbers by managing to perform more abort ... discuss

(This is the second in a three-part series responding to an article by Rachel Held Evans, which you can read here. This series is a joint effort between Seth Gruber and Clinton Wilcox. For part one in ... discuss

(This is the third part in a three-part series responding to an article by Rachel Held Evans, which you can read here. This series is a joint effort between Seth Gruber and Clinton Wilcox. For part on ... 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

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk delivered a presentation to the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico that could have a significant impact on the ... discuss

Guest post by Dr. Robert Owens America is suffering through a leadership crisis that threatens to swamp the Ship of State in the shoals of collectivism, cronyism, and corruption. Our leaders dither ... discuss

Guest post by Dr. Robert Owens In America today most people choose only the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media based on the charisma of the news reader, and do not tune into other news o ... discuss

Released late last year, Robert Cardinal Sarah’s book God or Nothing relates the story of his upbringing in very humble circumstances, his education and formation, and his tenure in a very dangerous ... discuss

Thank you for your prayers during our mission to Tanzania the last two weeks. It was a blessed and productive time with our partners and new friends, though it is good to be home. As we were completin ... discuss

It recently occurred to me that it has now been a year since I began writing on a full-time basis. And what a year it has been! I’m deeply thankful to you for continuing to read the site ... discuss

It is another good day for Kindle deals. Today we’ve got three from R.C. Sproul, The Doctrines of Grace by James Boice, A Basic Guide to Eschatology by Millard Erickson, and a new one fr ... discuss

Monsignor Charles Pope is my favorite priest blogger. His blogs are full of Christ's wisdom about the most pressing subjects in modern life and his latest "Accepting Disability in a World Obsessed wit ... discuss

SourceI, for the most part, no longer read "catholic" blogs and websites.  Far too many "catholic" blogs are filled with self-righteous hatred, anger, vitriol and condemnation of anyone who does ... discuss

"Schönborn warns of Islamic conquest of Europe" (ORF), "Schönborn, Many Muslims want a conquest of Europe '" (OE24). The headlines can herald a departure from the current suspect "Welcoming Path". B ... discuss

As a Democrat from about 1978 till early 2016 and a native of Brooklyn, New York, no one needs to tell me that Donald Trump has long been a jerk.  When our kids were young and we'd drive back to ... discuss

My approach to minimizing police misconduct could be described as holistic - perhaps frustratingly so for those seeking to reduce the problem to one factor or another.Let me begin by sharing reflectio ... discuss

There is an abundance of scholarly work reporting on the various harmful correlates of pornography, which include (but are not limited to):Sexual aggression, according to a 2015 meta-analysis publishe ... discuss

This morning, I came across a video praising a township in India that "lives without politics, religion, and money."  Although I admire the town's economic philosophy, the video overlooks some se ... discuss

Regrettably, many American Christians know little about economics. Furthermore, many Christians assume that the Bible has nothing at all to say about economics. But a biblical worldview actually has a ... discuss

The year 1976, the very year that many Americans came to know that evangelicals even existed, continues to reverberate throughout evangelical Christianity. The towering giants of the evangelical world ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - I write words and music about the rhyme and reason of life. The Headline Reads – Rejoice: Rapture Almost Here So…with the rapture almost here, do you have your affairs in ... discuss

Bernie Sanders’ steadily growing popularity has spawned some admittedly funny memes attacking his economic views.  But humor aside, I find that there’s little empirical evidence supporting so ... discuss

Students at St. John Bosco, Rochester, NY(Photo source: stjohnbosco.org.)On April 28, the National Catholic Register published an article by Peter Jesserer Smith on the growing number of Catholic scho ... discuss

Daniel Henninger has a devastating column in today's WSJ: Panama Bernie (behind the paywall, but it was also at RealClearPolitics this morning; currently some kind of glitch or hack is interfering wit ... discuss

I sometimes wonder at the wisdom of the "regulating abortion to death" strategy (often called the "chip away" strategy because it nips around the edges, instead of attacking the heart of the issue). ... discuss

Russell Kirk (via Wikimedia).That the Republican Party must reform or become irrelevant is increasingly obvious to most people. The hardest fact to deal with is that the voter base has shifted leftwar ... discuss

As timely as ever, Forbes just published a cover article entitled, "Attack of the Blogs" in which the author ravages the irresponsibility of some bloggers and presents suggestions on what to do in the ... discuss

There is something wrong in the United States. The political system is tearing itself apart and for no discernible purpose and to no appreciable benefit. The system is broken and we don't know why or ... discuss

Secular Pro-Life has published an article co-authored by Kelsey Hazzard of SPL, and me.   Some further thoughts on the ideas of the article: This is a comment I once posted under Sean Cahill̵ ... discuss

Governments were intervening for the common good beforethe first socialist theories were invented.I know many of you Republicans right now are fixated on the awful prospect of Donald Trump becoming th ... discuss

It has to be painfully obvious to anyone with any knowledge of national defense issues that the United States Army, like the rest of the armed forces, is in dire need of a complete, top to bottom, res ... discuss

By Michael JohnsWhen I first became engaged in national public policy and politics in the mid-1980s, the conservative movement had a saying, which I believe originated with former Heritage Founda ... discuss

Oddly enough, according to a couple of sources, Associate Justice Antonin G. Scalia’s best friend was AJ Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Said Marcia Coyle on PBS NewsHour Weekend, Scalia, who passed away Satur ... discuss

The federal government, as it is currently operated, is an unconstitutional morass of power hungry narcissistic megalomaniacs bent on feeding their own personal power and position to the exclusion of ... discuss

This is a slightly revised and updated article I first wrote and posted in 2004 at this time.March for Life 2014 ascending Capitol Hill on the way to the Supreme CourtFriday, January 22, will mark the ... discuss

This election is turning out to be one heck of an interesting show as billionaire real estate man and RINO Donald Trump seems to have stolen show with his lofty promise to "Make America Great Again1" ... discuss

This Week's Show now in the Archives: What is the real cost of fighting terrorism, not only for our nation, but for each American citizen? Economic Researchers report that the probability of the ... discuss

In the past months, a series of some nine videos have surfaced, indicating that Planned Parenthood has been involved in harvesting and selling baby body parts. Since then, there have been angry an ... discuss

Dear Cecile Richards: I speak as a person who believes that all life is sacred. This includes the poor, those with disabilities, women, men, those without homes, those who are unborn, those with m ... discuss

ROME, December 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Howling, grunting, and roaring animals, along with images of overcrowded city centers, depictions of pollution, and negative portrayals of industrialization, ... discuss

My daughter Chrissy and her friend Mary pray in front of Our Lady. “The real crisis that our world is going through now is not essentially economic or political, but a ‘crisis of God,’” says ... discuss

The debate over abortion has reignited in the United States in recent weeks, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a challenge to a Texas law that places new regulations upon abortion ... discuss

In the November 24th Courier Times, Brian Loutrel raised the issues of character, integrity, and judgment, as we assess who would be most fit as our next president.  Released just one week earlie ... discuss

Last week I offered five simple solutions that could turn this ship around. First, jettison the Empire to save the Republic Second, declare our energy independence. Third, end the de facto amn ... discuss

In discussing the gun issue on Facebook from my personal account with some friends, a couple of studies were referred to me that show, generally, more guns, more murder. Now, it kinda’ does make sen ... discuss

"The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornications. And on ... discuss

DISCLAIMER:  I write this as if I assume that the campaign of Gog of Magog could begin any day now, which I believe it could, but I am making no claims as to the validity of these ideas.  Th ... discuss

Planned Parenthood and Baby Parts: How Did We Get Here?Posted on Sep 02, 2015 by Brian Fisher at: http://onlineforlife.org/blog/planned-parenthood-and-body-parts-how-did-we-get-here/ There i ... discuss

With the biggest plunge of the Dow in U.S. history, ever, and with what's happening in global markets, is an economic collapse that financial experts have been warning us about, near? Guests Financial ... discuss

Sherman, set the Wayback Machine to April, 2015. Back in that day, Dan Price set the liberal’s hearts all a-flutter when he announced that he would pay all his people, over the course of 3 years, a ... discuss

If there is a movement to take America back it is not reflected in the below. In one years time we have dropped in freedom ranking from 17th position (which is bad enough) to 20th position. "If" the ... 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

Imagine, if you will, a guy who fills out a loan application, but lies on it about his current financial situation, or he tells the truth about his bad situation but signs a promise to get his financi ... discuss

Half a million attend the March for Life  each year.If you are like me, you are in mourning. Not merely for a battle lost, but for the thousands of misguided souls who may be lost due to the Supr ... discuss

P.P.S. It should be noted that the top administrators of CHAUSA-affiliated "Catholic" hospitals in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia live in an economic stratosphere far removed from that of numerous Ca ... discuss

A great post by my second favorite economist: You want to raise the minimum wage and prevent what you allege to be “corporately backed” freer trade. Your positions are inconsistent with each oth ... discuss

The Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank is a taxpayer paid fund with the ostensible purpose to give the federal executive power to improve the trading prospects of selected US companie ... discuss

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By Michael JohnsThe largest and most impactful political movement, at least since the civil rights movement and perhaps in all of American history, originated in the minds and efforts of les ... discuss

In Germany, the asparagus harvest marks a national celebration. Whole restaurant menus center around asparagus, filling the hearts and stomachs of Germans thrilled by the wonderful harvest season. Asp ... 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

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

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

 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

[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

By far the most frequent and hysterical accusation we're seeing is that Mike Huckabee is perceived to be "soft" on illegal immigration. To help set the record straight on Mike Huckabee's position, we ... discuss

It turns out I was right - here's something from Ethica Politica that quotes Benedict XVI, writing while he was Cardinal prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.Nothing particularly n ... discuss

So yesterday we saw that ever since the birth of capitalism, the Popes and also the bishops (in the documents of Vatican II), have not ceased to point out the deficiencies of that economic philosophy. ... discuss

I am getting sick of all the so-called "conservative" Catholics and their dimwitted supporters in the comboxes lambasting Pope Francis for what he said in his recent Apostolic Exhortation.If any of th ... discuss

The stats for this blog are microscopic.But anyone who DOES read this blog knows one thing: I am no fan of our current president, his policies, or his party. It's guys like the president that have me ... discuss

(This little essay has been making the rounds and I don't know who actually wrote it. My apologies for not being able to attribute it to anyone. Hope you all enjoy Thanksgiving in the tradition of thi ... discuss

The next general elections in South Africa is in 2014. As usual, the elections machinery goes into overdrive and the elections trickery gets under way. However, I am not sure if the following is jus ... discuss

This is the 2nd of two interviews I conducted in 2005 with prominent Colorado Black Republicans.  Theron doesn't like the term "Black Republican" — he's a "Republican" just like any other — b ... discuss

The War Against Population: The Economics and Ideology of Population Control by Jacqueline Kasun My rating: 5 of 5 stars A host of issues such as poverty, hunger, AIDS, and Global Warming have been ... discuss

There is a lot of discussion out there that suggests Pope Francis is some type of Liberation Theologian by questioning the luxury cars driven by many Vatican clergy and living his radically different ... discuss

Some believe that in order to get enough money to service the country, taxes should be raised. However, that is a sure-fire way to  bring the economy to a halt, since investments will come to a ... discuss

A poll from Gallup showed earlier this year that of all the people in the United States, those living in Washington DC are the ones showing the highest level of "economic confidence".  This is... ... discuss

From Alan Graebner, Birth Control and the Lutherans—The Missouri Synod as a Case Study, Journal of Social History, Vol. 2, No. 4, Summer 1969, pages 320-22:"In this case he [Rehwinkel] was much a ... discuss

The internet is an imperfect medium. When you are being heartfelt and earnest -- well, sometimes it's hard to convey that intent, even with a slew of emoticons. :) So I fear that some folks are convi ... discuss

H/T: Gateway Pundit and Verum SerumHere is Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Clinton and more recently an Obama economic adviser having a moment of brutal honesty about healthcare "reform. ... discuss




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