Topic: economic

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Last Sunday’s Gospel account was about the disciples who were huddled in the Upper Room behind locked doors out of ... discuss

Keyes does not shun the word “transformation,” but does see a danger of being simplistic in approaching cultural transformation, particularly in believing that political success will be decisive, ... discuss

by Terence Jeffrey: Four decades ago, in the mid-1970s, young American adults--in the 18-to-34 age bracket--were far more likely to be married and living with a spouse than living in their parents’ ... discuss

More Out of Balance than Ever by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Steve Forbes, Larry Kudlow, Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore are four big name Washington, D.C. free market economic “expe ... discuss

. . . It’s “Not So Safe For Future Generations”Actor James Woods is the rare Hollywood celebrity who speaks out for babies in the womb.Known for his roles in “Casino” and “Once Upon A Time ... discuss

John Pudnerby John Pudner: The Constitution protects the rights of every American, including free speech, with the understanding that some limits can be placed on your conduct if it infringes on the ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Eric Boehm over at Reason excoriated Idaho Gov. Butch Otter for giving libertarians “the double bird salute.” Boehm wondered if the governor, in vetoing two bi ... 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

According to the United Nations Population Fund, its mission is to provide access to safe, voluntary family planning to women around the world. But a recent decision by the State Department suggests t ... discuss

Regulations!by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Everyone agrees that we need government to regulate various parts of our society. In fact, the Constitution sets forth some of the vital functions f ... discuss

Actor James Woods is the rare Hollywood celebrity who speaks out for babies in the womb. Known for his roles in “Casino” and “Once Upon A Time in America” and voices in “Family Guy” and Di ... discuss

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A privately owned Dubai satellite television channel is shutting down amid an economic slowdown caused by low oil prices. ... discuss

by Robert Romano: Don’t look now, but prices dropped 0.3 percent in March, led by a 3.2 percent drop in energy costs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Less food and energy, prices still ... discuss

by Dr. Ron Paul: Audit the Fed recently took a step closer to becoming law, when it was favorably reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. This means the House could vote o ... discuss

In an exchange that has gone viral, the conservative commentator Ben Shapiro brilliantly articulates the pro-life argument in cases of rape, and in the process, eviscerates the abortion dogma of pro-a ... discuss

HONG KONG (AP) — China's economic growth ticked higher to 6.9 percent in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest figures. ... discuss

“For centuries, the Dutch knew just who they were: mostly blond- or red-haired, blue-eyed, white, straight-talking, Calvinist capitalists who believed in God, family, hard work, and doing the ri ... discuss

“She begins the story, appropriately, with the 18th-century revivals of the First Great Awakening, the birthplace of American evangelicalism. She demonstrates that from the beginning the moveme ... discuss

Duccio di Buoninsegna. Maestà (back, predella): The Wedding at Cana. 1308-11.The final part of Fulton Sheen's reflections on the wedding at Cana and Christ's Passion, death and resurrection. The Cros ... discuss

White House press secretary Sean Spicer takes questionsfrom reporters calling in via Skype during the daily pressbriefing at the White House. (Img via The Daily Signal article)by Morgan Walker: From t ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: What makes a society successful? With all the talk this last year about trying to Make America Great Again, the focus has been on individual political and econo ... discuss

Mexico’s insistence that the government of Venezuela return to “democratic norms” is not an effort to take the lead in Latin America’s response to the country’s worsening ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: “New York City is a walled maximum security prison,” exclaimed posters for Escape from New York (1981, R). “Breaking out is impossible.”Now, as part of new ... discuss

Black politicians want us to believe that the economic laws that work for whites don't apply to blacks. They want us to believe that politics and government will make black lives better instead. Some ... discuss

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed direct credit for Toyota's new investment in a Kentucky plant, calling it new evidence of economic improvement in a White House discussion with CEOs. Th ... discuss

by Star Parker: When President Trump recently met with the Congressional Black Caucus leadership, they presented him with their new report, "We Have A Lot To Lose." It's their assessment on fixing th ... discuss

Congressional Review Act Has Already Been Used ‘11 Times To Strike Down Obama-Era’ Midnight RegulationsSENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Regulations aren’t issued in a vacuum; ... discuss

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Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs is scheduled to do its clause-by-clause consideration of euthanasia b ... discuss

MILAN (AP) — Hollowed-out factories and abandoned businesses are a form of economic archaeology. The story they tell isn't necessarily one of failure, but one of economic transition. ... discuss

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal “We must unify behind Jon today and invest in his campaign like our lives depend on it.” —Rep. Stacey Abrams, Georgia Democratic House Leader “Ossoff is the sort ... discuss

Dr. Ron Paulby Dr. Ron Paul: Thursday’s US missile attack on Syria must represent the quickest foreign policy U-turn in history. Less than a week after the White House gave Assad permission to stay ... discuss

Katie Couric unabashedly abandoned her “journalist” cover earlier this week to show solidarity for America’s largest abortion provider. On Wednesday, anchor Katie Couric interviewed “badass” ... discuss

Dr. Bill Smith, ARRA News Service Editor: I have noted previously in the ARRA News Service about visiting with college age young adults from Venezuela who had been sent by their parents to the U.S. wi ... discuss

by Ken Blackwell, Contributing Author: On Thursday, President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping – a meeting many observers expected to be tense given the situation in North Korea, as well ... discuss

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans are gathering for nationwide demonstrations against President Jacob Zuma, whose dismissal of the finance minister fueled concerns over government corruption and ec ... discuss

Sec. of State Tillerson & President Trumpby Melanie Israel: According to the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, which has been regularly attached to foreign appropriations bills since 1985, the president has the ... discuss

Ivanka Trump met privately with Cecile Richards, the head of Planned Parenthood, shortly after her father took office, Politico reported Thursday. The sit-down was requested by Trump, who wanted to le ... discuss

There is no redemption from the original sin of being white. Not much for being male, either. I happen to be reading (and misunderstanding my way through) Matthew ARnold’s Culture and Anarchy ri ... discuss

by Viktor Katona: On a global level, 2015 and 2016 marked the lowest level of new conventional oil discoveries since 1952. In 2016, only 3.7 billion barrels of conventional oil were discovered, rough ... discuss

"Retreat Hell! We just got here!"by Star Parker: After less then 75 days in office, the mainstream media is already writing obituaries for the Trump administration. I don't know whether to laugh or ... discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump disparaged his predecessor's economic stimulus spending as a windfall for social programs and said he's unaware of anything built from the money steered to i ... discuss

Dr. Alan Keyesby Dr. Alan Keyes: To say the least, the Obama administration was not notable for respecting the "special relationship" that is supposed to exist between the United States and Great Bri ... discuss

by Tom Balek, Contributing Author: We get plenty of news – in fact it seems like we have news in our faces almost all the time. Unfortunately, some of it is fake news. Much of it is opinion that ... discuss

. . . May It Be The Lead Of A Long TrainWe’re Going to Need a Whole Lot More Huge Handsby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: We have spent just about the entirety of the nascent Donald Trump ... discuss

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities Equities slipped on disappointing auto sales. Negative political developments, which to this point have been largely disregarded, threaten to cloud the impro ... discuss

LONDON (AP) — Parliament's Brexit committee says Britain's aim of forging a new deal with the European Union in two years may be unrealistic, and the government must set out the economic implication ... discuss

. . . The guardians of sanctuary cities may soon be facing jail-time in the Lone Star State.by Matthew Vadum: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he’s itching to sign state legislation that could imprison c ... discuss

by Dr. Ron Paul: Is common sense beginning to creep into US policy in the Middle East? Last week Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the longer-term status of Syrian President Assad would be ... discuss

by Dr. Jack Sternberg, Contributing Author: Whenever I write about healthcare it usually causes problems. As a physician, it’s impossible for me not to feel the pain of those patients who are not i ... discuss

Yesterday the Planned Parenthood Federation of America arranged a Pink Out Day on social media to promote their brand in the face of calls to defund the organisation and an unsympathetic Trump adminis ... discuss

Dear Friends, Should Christians retreat from an increasingly hostile culture into supportive enclaves in order to be “a people set apart,” or should believers instead fearlessly engage the ... discuss

PARIS (AP) — Protesters in French Guiana have rejected a 1 billion euro government aid offer as too paltry to solve their deep-seated economic and security problems. ... discuss

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is embarking on an aggressive transformation of its economy, which is being led by King Salman's 30-year-old son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Sal ... discuss

Under Mao Zedong’s dictatorship, Christianity, Buddhism, and Taoism suffered persecution and near-extinction. In recent decades, however, they have each made an astounding comeback. In The Souls of ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: America is turning more into a secular society. But this post-Christian nation has not turned into a kinder, more tolerant place to live.Peter Beinart, writing ... discuss

by Bartley J. Madden and Susan E. Dudley: President Trump made an excellent choice in nominating Dr. Scott Gottlieb to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Gottlieb, a medical doctor ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: President Reagan left us with many useful lessons in his 1989 farewell address.Earlier this week, I related Reagan’s words to the health bill failure last Friday.But today, a diff ... discuss

Recently, feminist author Sarrah Le Marquand made headlines when she reinvigorated a debate over motherhood. She went beyond the traditional fight for paid maternity leave, demanding that her Au ... discuss

by Romina Boccia & Jonathan Iwaskiw: The new debt limit in place since March 16 stands at $19.9 trillion.It’s time for lawmakers to take the fiscal doctor’s diagnosis seriously. Like a patient st ... discuss

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionOn January 6, EPC published the article: Ontario assisted dying legislation (Bill 84) lacks any effective oversight of the law.The O ... discuss

This article was published by HOPE Australia on March 26, 2017.British actress, comedian, broadcaster and disability activist, Liz Carr is in Melbourne with her show: Assisted Suicide: The Musical. Th ... discuss

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities I think most do not realize how different the world is today from yesterday. Globalism is on life support, the result of Brexit and Trump’s election emphas ... discuss

Perhaps you heard about the women’s strike that was called for on the 8th of March dubbed a Day Without A Woman. The stated purpose was to “act together for equity, justice and the human rights of ... discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the fourth quarter than earlier estimates, as consumers powered economic momentum heading into 2017. ... discuss

It is not inference or implication that “Critical Race Theory” strongly influences the thinking of Dr. Willams and Mr. Tisby. One can draw a straight line from “Critical Race Theory& ... discuss

At Parties - or by Political Partiesby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: In the Left’s ongoing war against anyone who makes any money – the tax code is probably their best and most vicious weap ... discuss

. . . Obama’s anemic economic plan of the pass eight yeas in already looking pathetic compared to Trump's aggressive approach to the economy and jobs.Editorial Cartoon by AF "Tony" BrancoTags: Full ... discuss

by Star Parker: The House Freedom Caucus and its chairman, North Carolina Republican Congressman Mark Meadows, are taking flak, many saying they are responsible for the failure to pass the American H ... discuss

by Rachel del Guidice: Balancing the budget without raising taxes and still maintaining strong national defense are the main goals in a new budget blueprint released by The Heritage Foundation Tuesda ... discuss

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has promised to invest 4.2 billion euros ($4.57 billion) in northwestern Catalonia whose regional government is pushing for independence from Spain ... discuss

The world celebrates International Women’s Day every 8 of March. In essence, the event celebrates the socio-cultural, political, and economic milestones of women. It stands for the acceleration of g ... discuss

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court has ruled that the bloc's economic sanctions on Russian companies over the crisis in Ukraine are valid. ... discuss

Congress should seriously consider this proposal. It promises to be a win-win for beneficiaries and taxpayers, by providing benefits when they are needed without encouraging permanent dependency. Con ... discuss

MOSCOW (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is visiting Russia for talks expected to focus on economic ties and the Syrian conflict. ... discuss

by Dr. Ron Paul: There was high drama last week when Rep. Devin Nunes announced at the White House that he had seen evidence that the communications of the Donald Trump campaign people, and perhaps e ... discuss

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign minister of Nigeria is in Poland in an effort to develop economic, military and security ties with the fast-growing economy in central Europe. ... discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women, a senior administration official says. ... discuss

PARIS (AP) — French Guiana is facing a nationwide strike amid mounting protests over crime and economic difficulty that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a roc ... discuss

by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. (C-FAM): The world witnessed the United States returning to the pro-life fold after years of abortion advocacy from the Obama administration yesterday during the UN Commissi ... discuss

It was prayer that won the election and prayer that will animate our efforts to make America righteous again. by Jacqueline Hawkins I was not surprised by the results of the 2016 election.  By the t ... discuss

Author’s note: I am writing this as the director of The Forerunner and president of Personhood Florida Education. Nevertheless, this is not an “official” statement from any Personhood group. ... discuss

“I will build a wall!” It is almost impossible to not know this popular political sloganeering mustered during the previous U.S. election. In the age of social media, campaigns and political narra ... discuss

In the current state of the world right now, the “superpowers” still has the greatest impact. Superpowers usually are the larger countries that are the richest in terms of land wealth and mighties ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Wise Counsel – you need it even if you think you don’t Wise counsel isn’t the same thing as going to a psychiatrist or ... discuss

03/12/2012 China (ChinaAid) Members Detained and Sent to Labor Camp as Chinese House Church Repeatedly Targeted for Persecution -A house church belonging to the China for Christ denomination has be ... discuss

“The history of human violence teaches us that there are few happy endings. The only answer to violence resides in the struggle to maintain a constant state of hyper vigilance and a steadfast refusa ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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




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