Topic: economic

Augustine the great early church theologian witnessed the downfall of Roman civilization.  He had gone from a harlot, a pleasure seeker, important in the court of Rome, to converting to Christian ... discuss

The Supreme Court’s response to New Deal legislation has often been credited (or blamed) for undermining economic due process in the service of a hugely popular administrative state, a shift that so ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: For the first six months of Donald Trump’s presidency, the media, the Left, and even some Republicans have become obsessed with the President’s tweets, fake news, and legislative ... discuss

Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)Rep Jeb Hensarling: Carefree, Arizona — population 3,363 — is 2,400 miles from Wall Street. But that’s still not far enough away to escape the harm caused by Democrats’ s ... discuss

Caterpillar and McDonald’s posted Eottom line results that topped estimates, sending its shares higher. This is the busiest week of the earnings season, with approximately 180 S&P 500 componen ... discuss

by Robert Romano: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson has announced that his department will be "reinterpreting" an Obama era regulation that had given the federal government control ... discuss

I participated in perhaps a bit of radio history last week when Steve Forbes and Art Laffer joined me on my syndicated radio show. It may have been the first time these supply-side economics giants we ... discuss

Both the blame and the credit for capitalism have often been placed at the feet not of an economist, but rather a sixteenth-century Christian theologian named John Calvin. Calvin’s belief in predest ... discuss

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumerby Tyler O'Neil: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told The Washington Post that Democrats should blame themselves for losing last November, rather tha ... discuss

Dr. Ron Paulby Dr. Ron Paul: This week’s expected House vote to add more sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea is a prime example of how little thought goes into US foreign policy. Sanctions h ... discuss

Fake News Viral - Like the Plagueby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: The Internet is a wondrous free speech-free market Xanadu. It has revolutionized an incalculable number of things. Life is bette ... discuss

German car companies have allegedly been colluding to fix costs and in other anti-competitive strategies in what may be one of the biggest cartel cases in German economic history, Der Spiegel news mag ... discuss

Last year I began to read an electronic copy of "Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society--Where We've Been, How We Got Here, and Where We Need to Go" by John Horvat II ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)The Kingdom of God, always somewhat mysterious for us, was always on the mind of Jesus. There are almost one-hundred ... discuss

With the rise of psychiatry and psychology, not least in their “pop” versions, we have now become a therapeutic culture—patients who need inner healing, victims who need a better self-image. Our ... discuss

by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. (C-Fam): At a high-level meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council this week, the council’s president had to reassure abortion supporters that the UN remains committe ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: At the end of last month, I launched a multi-part series on the 2017 Republican tax cut bill. My first piece focused on the importance of making the tax cut bill deficit neutral rat ... discuss

At a high-level meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council this week, the council’s president had to reassure abortion supporters that the UN remains committed to achieving targets on universal a ... discuss

Since Texas removed Planned Parenthood’s state funding in 2011, the mainstream media have been on a constant search for evidence of a resulting public-health crisis. A new study by Analisa Packham ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: "Everywhere you look, economics is despised,” writes Tom Woods in his Tuesday email letter.You know what isn’t despised? A daily email letter.*But I digress; b ... discuss

  The special counsel investigating possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia has asked White House officials to preserve any records of a meeting last year b ... discuss

Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas)Rep Ron Estes: Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., often decry Republican policy proposals as “unfair” or as catering e ... discuss

by Jarrett Stepman: The latest in what has become an all too common crusade to wipe great American historical figures from places of honor and memory, the Louisiana Democratic Party has announced tha ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: If you are on any social media, you have probably seen the many memes people have produced about Denmark. Some claim that Denmark has free healthcare and free ... discuss

CEO of St Vincent’s Hospital network, Toby Hall must have been wondering at all the fuss over a simple observation in a recent article in The Australian about his network stating its blanket refusal ... discuss

The following article was published by Hope Australia on July 20, 2017.Paul RussellBy Paul Russell - the Director of Hope AustraliaCEO of St Vincent’s Hospital network, Toby Hall must have been wond ... discuss

ARRA News Service: U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Mark Warner (D-VA) were joined by 24 of their colleagues in urging President Donald Trump to stabilize the cotton industry through the United S ... discuss

Why should we care about the fate of unborn children who are at risk of death through abortion? Why do they matter? Many people don’t care. After all, unborn children are small and largely hidden fr ... discuss

by Romina Boccia: Late in the afternoon on Thursday last week, the Social Security Administration released its annual trustees’ report.As is often the case when government entities have bad news to ... discuss

Consider these lessons from Eugene Peterson’s ordeal. First, there is nowhere to hide. Every pastor, every Christian leader, every author  — even every believer — will have to answer the questi ... discuss

“Amazon Prime has done more toward elevating the standard of living of my family than any [government] program” Families in this isolated northern Canada community are loving Amazon Prime. ... discuss

< ?xml encoding="UTF-8"?>(See the full article here) On CNN's New Day Tuesday morning, CNN Global Economic Analyst Rana Foroohar advocated for a single-payer health care system while co-host ... discuss

For almost a year now, we have heard the caterwauling from the Progressive/socialists and the sycophants that they have in the media about how President Trump has worked with the Russians to destroy o ... discuss

. . . German Foreign Minister meets with German funded NGOs that slander the Jewish State.German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel by Joseph Puder: In April of this year, German Foreign Minister S ... discuss

by Jeffrey Tucker: The mainstream press has accused Hobby Lobby, a great and beloved American company, of hypocrisy, unchristian behavior, smuggling stealing, and even terrorism. As punishment, and ... discuss

Certainly the Most Recent.  Well, One of the Most Recent…by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Radio impresario Rush Limbaugh routinely, rightly identifies a consistent feature of the human con ... discuss

For almost a year now, we have heard the caterwauling from the Progressive/socialists and the sycophants that they have in the media about how President Trump has worked with the Russians to destroy o ... discuss

Was he against it, before he was for it? Is he really against it now? The ordeal experienced last week by popular author Eugene Peterson was agonizing to observe, largely self-inflicted, and virtually ... discuss

  Klaus Eberwein, a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week, has been found dead in Miami. He was 50. ... discuss

“Progressivism has always been premised on the notion that man has a changeable nature and thus is able to achieve perfection during his time on earth. As a result, progressives consistently mai ... discuss

Sen. Chuck Schumerby Christopher Jacobs: Last week, one of Washington’s leading Democrats made what should be considered a stunning admission, yet few in the media bothered to notice, or care. In r ... discuss

by Dr. Ed Feulner: “Drain the swamp!” It was the battle cry of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.Many Republican members of Congress echoed that call as well, riding it to victory—and contr ... discuss

by Ryan Streeter: This week, the World Bank announced the historic news that extreme global poverty will drop below 10 percent this year for the first time in recorded history.Self-congratulatory ent ... discuss

The baptism itself was anticlimactic. Perhaps it had to be. I was too distracted by my wet shirt and too worried about my daughter’s tears to be present in the moment. And then there’s the fact th ... discuss

Jack Kempby Ralph Benko, Contributing Author:   Seventeen years ago we entered into what I have termed an economic Little Dark Age. We are repeating, in a slightly less virulent form, the stagna ... discuss

(C-Fam) During this week’s observance of World Population Day, global family planning proponents identified crises such as humanitarian emergencies and the global financial downturn to justify more ... discuss

Last month, Gallup released its annual poll on abortion attitudes in the United States, showing that 46 percent of Americans identify as “pro-life and 49 percent identify as “pro-choice.” In t ... discuss

by Erick Erickson: I have been highly skeptical of the New York Times story about Donald Trump, Jr., but with his own release of his own email chain, while I do not think it proves collusion or show ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by William Warrenby Printus LeBlanc: On June 2, 2014 Seattle’s city council approved a raise in the minimum wage to a highest in the nation $15 an hour. Not one member of the ... discuss

Life has a way of reminding its benefactors of what an inexpressible miracle it truly is at times. Sometimes doctors play a critical part in making the miracle possible. And sometimes, the miracle com ... discuss

Mattson essentially accuses conservative Christians of succumbing to the Satanic offer of worldly dominion that Jesus rejected. But is the Religious Left absolved for grasping political power because ... discuss

Dr. Ron Paulby Dr. Ron Paul: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently predicted that, thanks to the regulations implemented after the 2008 market meltdown, America would not experience another eco ... discuss

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author:  This week, once again, as Congress returns, we will be treated to more of the sound and fury signifying nothing that preoccupies both ... discuss

. . . Feeling good versus doing good.by Mark Tapson: Shortly after Ronald Reagan first moved into the White House in 1981, a single-panel cartoon appeared in The New Yorker depicting an older, wealthy ... discuss

by Natalia Castro: Illinois is breaking national records, but perhaps not for the best reasons; Illinois is the only state to have operated without a complete and balanced budget for over 700 days. F ... discuss

by George Friedman:  The Intermarium is a concept – really, an eventuality – that I have spoken about for nearly a decade. I predicted it would rise after Russia inevitably re-emerged as a ma ... discuss

Since 1810, U.S. postal law had called for the transportation of the mails without regard to the day of the week, and it required postmasters to open their offices on every day of the week. While this ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: To pass a tax cut bill this year, Congressional Republicans should start outlining and explaining their plan for deep tax cuts now. Their survival in the 2018 elections will depend ... discuss

“Year after year, more Americans are getting degrees, and more of them are relying on loans to pay for them. In the US today, 44 million borrowers owe a total of $1.3 trillion in student loan de ... discuss

by Matthew Continetti: President Trump delivered one of the most important speeches of his young presidency on Thursday. Billed as "Remarks to the people of Poland," the address was as clear a statem ... discuss

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by Paul Mueller: Capitalism is a divisive and misunderstood term—exceeded in its misapprehension only, perhaps, by socialism. While support for socialism has had a resurgence owing to the last elec ... discuss

May We Please FINALLY Learn SOMETHING?by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis popularized the phrase “laboratories of democracy”: “(T)o describe how a ... discuss

As the left becomes more intolerant, its various factions are encountering more conflict with each other. Black Lives Matter and other minorities create “spaces” where white people aren’t allowe ... discuss

< ?xml encoding="UTF-8">During an economic panel discussion on CNN’s New Day Tuesday, John Berman and his guests presented highly opinionated and inaccurate economic perspective as consensus&mda ... discuss

< ?xml encoding="UTF-8">The United States will use its “considerable military forces,” if it must, to defend itself and its allies from the threat posed by a nuclear-armed North Korea and ... discuss

The United States will use its “considerable military forces” if it must, to defend itself and its allies from the threat posed by a nuclear-armed North Korea and its ballistic missiles, U ... discuss

Judicial Watch, Corruption Chronicles: Amid a deepening federal investigation of Jane Sanders, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ wife, Judicial Watch has obtained records that paint a rather dist ... discuss

We express this embodied totality in corporate worship through our shared symbols, rites, and rituals; through our posture and gestures as we bow, kneel, or lift our hands; through our actions when we ... discuss

What is a worldview? As the word itself suggests, a worldview is an overall view of the world. It’s not a physical view of the world, but rather a philosophical view, an all-encompassing perspective ... discuss

North Korea Nuclear Testby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  North Korean Nukes -  While we were celebrating freedom, North Korea reminded us of the dangers that American liberty has had to ... discuss

  Charles Krauthammer said the United States has two choices regarding how to stop North Korea from possibly sending a nuclear weapon toward America. Bret Baier pointed out a tweet by President T ... discuss

by Jennifer G. Hickey: After the food stamp rolls swelled for years under the Obama administration, fresh figures show a dramatic reduction in states that recently have moved to restore work requirem ... discuss

by Anthony B. Kim & Patrick Tyrrell: Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with the amount of freedom in their lives.When Gallup asked them in 2006, 91 percent of Americans said they were satisfie ... discuss

by Dr. Alan Keyes: These days, we celebrate the Fourth of July as Independence Day. Actually, it's the day when the first American patriots declared their decisions to break away from the people of ... 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 the ... discuss

Antifa demonstrator holds up the remains of a tattered and burned US flag in Denver, C0 on June 10, 2017. (Photo credit JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty Imagesvia Forbes article linked below)by Ralph Benko, C ... discuss

Dr. Ron Paulby Dr. Ron Paul: As Independence Day comes around again we should spend a few moments between barbecue and fireworks to think about the meaning of independence. The colonists who rebelled ... discuss

Sen. Mike Lee: There is much to celebrate in America today. Americans are, on average, wealthier, healthier, and better educated than we ever have been.We’ve made huge strides in civil rights and r ... discuss

Dear Friends, From its very beginnings, America has always been the destination of freedom seekers. Immigrants from all over the world have flocked to America’s shores in the hope of finding so ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: As the Trump administration and the Congress draft the 2017 tax bill, it is extremely important that they build it around a deficit neutral, not a revenue neutral, model. This may s ... discuss

by Brian Noble: In options trading, a straddle is literally a sit-on-the-fence strategy. By purchasing a put and a call at the same strike (price of underlying commodity) for the same time period, an ... discuss

Planned Parenthood continues its abortion business expansion despite overall state and national trends of declining abortion numbers. As Minnesota’s largest abortionist, Planned Parenthood grew its ... discuss

A recent decision handed down by the United Nations Human Rights Committee (CCPR) has once again condemned Ireland for maintaining laws that protect the right to life for the unborn. The decision is n ... discuss

Books or activities: The Mainstream of Human Progress– the primary text.  The page numbers I share may not match the page-numbers in your edition.  Basically, just read about one chapter per ... discuss

30 June AD 1468; transferred from 16 August* The first Protestants weren't Martin Luther and his fellow theologians. Instead, the word was originally applied to the German rulers who opposed the impe ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by William Warrenby Robert Romano: In Obamacare replacement legislation offered by the Senate Republicans this week, like the House-passed legislation, the individual and employer ma ... discuss

Spiritually and psychologically, for grown men not to have to strive to overcome challenges is to leave their potential untapped, their character undeveloped, and their sense of purpose and fulfillmen ... discuss

This movement in the PCA is what I personally call Identity Theology.  It is a new theological focus on race and gender.  Identity Theology tends to substitute a paradigm of a class-struggle for the ... discuss

We, as Christians, must participate in charity––not to meet the requirements of “economic justice,” but to demonstrate the grace of God in the gospel. We can’t communicate the gr ... discuss

Today the Joint Ways and Means Sub-Committee on Human Services passed out House Bill 3391 to the full Ways and Means Committee after adopting new amendments.  As amended, HB 3391 would: Force nearly ... discuss

Opioid Addictionby Star Parker: The number of Americans enrolled in Medicaid has increased from 29 million in 1990 to 73 million today — an increase of 252 percent over a period when the nation's p ... discuss

It is only through the prism of hindsight that the anti-Semitism of the later nineteenth century or earlier twentieth century appears as a harbinger of the Hitler catastrophe.  Thoughts of eli ... discuss

DID YOU KNOW that the Confederate States of America was an economic powerhouse before Lincoln's lawless and needlessly ruinous slash & burn invasion?By a huge margin, Per Capita income in EVERY southe ... discuss

Been giving some thought to how best to solve our country's slide into self-induced oblivion. With that in mind, I posted this on Real Conservatives and other sites. What's your take?Alternative to a ... discuss

Which is the true face of Islam—the coat and tie or mask and fatigues? No matter what the attire, the goal remains the same: the eradication of Jews, Christians and all other non-Muslims. Islam is t ... discuss

Image Source: Center for American Progress.Plenty of people have written ad nauseam about liberal smugness. Heck, even liberals have written about liberal smugness. I’ve already pointed out that lib ... discuss

Too often we scrape the surface of problems and merely deal with the symptoms of our political, cultural, economic ills. In this brief and brilliant post, Prof. Victor Davis Hanson, a California resid ... discuss

Monday, while perusing Big Pulpit, I came across a link to Deirdre Mundy’s Aleteia post, “Where [Rod] Dreher lost me on the ‘Benedict Option’”. I recently bought the book The Benedict Option ... discuss

What led to more than a week without a blog post? My old laptop finally biting the dust... the new laptop's graphics being so grainy and pixelated that I had to return it and get a new one (different ... discuss

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the federal land grab over the years has been nothing short of breathtakingly unconstitutional! This usurpation is in direct conflict with the Constitution's "Enclav ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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




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