Topic: optimistic

Iran nuclear talks have resumed, and the U.S. and Iran are at the table again. In this piece, part one of a two-part Q&A between former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for Human Rights Ken Blackwell and Mrs ... discuss

The just-passed federal omnibus spending bill gives added funds to states for abstinence education programs, which is great news for many pro-family organizations.This is something the National Abstin ... discuss

(This is a post I originally made in 2003 and feel is worth repeating each year, especially in light of some very dark anti-human views of the future vs. ongoing and emerging developments that can pro ... discuss

Larry ElderDr. Bill Smith, Editor: I can not say that racism in the heart of men does not exist. Where sin reigns, hatred reigns. Consider many of today's self-appointed civil rights activists most ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Dec 4, 2014 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Nigeria's general elections draw near, the archbishop of the central city of Jos warned candidates not to put political agendas over people's s ... discuss

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

I've been hard at work editing the old introductory article to my "Arminian vs Reformed theology" series and getting ready to re-post the series. In the meantime, here's some things I've stumbled acr ... discuss

This essay was originally published in Ethika Politika.Our political system doesn’t make it easy for an ideological Christian democrat to vote with a clear conscience.We frequently feel that a vote ... discuss

 Baby Angela continues to defy odds: turns eight months! By Dave Andrusko Baby AngelaBack in September we reprinted a lovely story by Jessica A. Botelho, a staff reporter for the Rhode ... discuss

A young boy shows he's learned the lessons of violence!....so they're burning down their town.Makes sense, eh? What business owner in his right mind would rebuild among these barbarians?Ferguson is a ... discuss

 Mom refuses to take “no” for an answer, baby said to have less than 5% chance of surviving is now thriving By Dave Andrusko Graceanne with her older sister Allie ClaireWhen Gracea ... discuss

Graceanne with her older sister Allie ClaireWhen Graceanne Payne came home from the hospital, just before Christmas 2013, she joined her mom and dad and older sister one day before her actual due date ... discuss

As a resource for all of you internet debaters out there, Secular Pro-Life is proud to introduce Not1in3.com! Abortion activist groups are making increased use of the claim that one out of every three ... discuss

Can we change the world? As often as modern young adults are regarded as entertainment seekers, today’s 20- and 30-somethings are also driven by a laudable desire to see the world become a bette ... discuss

This past week's election saw a number of pro-life candidates winning, and number of blatantly pro-abortion candidates losing. In addition, some folks are suggesting Catholic or Catholic-supported can ... discuss

Paul Knoepfler, a vocal stem cell researcher, has penned an open letter to the UK Government asking for them to put the breaks on the three-parent embryo. I post it in its entirety because the wh ... discuss

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

Social and political philosophies have tremendous impact on one's world view. One's role in society (should individuality or community have priority), the belief of the purpose of government (to prote ... discuss

I've been hard at work editing the old introductory article to my "Arminian vs Reformed theology" series and getting ready to re-post the series. In the meantime, here's some things I've stumbled acr ... discuss

 TIME magazine’s “Preemie Revolution” illustrates how these babies are surviving and thriving  By Dave Andrusko A front cover photo for the new TIME magazine unintentionally ... discuss

Field of Dreams turns twenty-five this year. I can vividly remember the first time I saw it in the theater. I cried at the end because it had managed to really touch a nerve. I had gone in having ... discuss

     I have actually been very busy the past few weeks so I had procrastinated on getting the paperwork for the Pro-Life club at school. The paperwork is very simple and basic but there ... discuss

     I have been making progress but I just realized that I am running out of time. I am excited about the progress but feeling a little cramped on time. I need more time. I have about ... discuss

This essay was originally published in Ethika Politika.Our political system doesn’t make it easy for an ideological Christian democrat to vote with a clear conscience.We frequently feel that a vote ... discuss

Leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees are optimistic that the long-overdue farm bill will pass, although the House of Representatives vote set for Wednesday could be the more difficul ... discuss

Christianity Today recently published an interview with a leader in the national pro-life movement. The title, “Roe v. Wade’s Days Are Numbered,” is much bolder and more optimistic than the cont ... discuss

DAVID ALTON INTERVIEWRobert:            So we are here this morning with David Alton. Who, for 18 years, was a member of the House of Commons. Today h ... discuss

The chief mediator in peace talks between the South Sudan government and rebels said on Friday January 10 that he was optimistic a ceasefire will be signed soon as violence rages on in the young natio ... discuss

The University’s situation seems far less optimistic than on that bright day in 2009, when President Obama called for “open hearts, open minds, and fair-minded words.” Original PostingRead more ... discuss

Recently, there has been quite a bit of discussion in the interweb about an unpublished paper written by Jeffrey Kloha. The paper is about the release of NA28 and how it relates to the current popular ... discuss

(This is a post I originally made in 2003 and feel is worth repeating each year, especially in light of some very dark anti-human views of the future vs. ongoing and emerging developments that can p ... discuss

With stories continually hitting the news about students murdering parents or teachers and students bullying fellow classmates until they commit suicide, it’s hard to remain optimistic about today ... discuss

Jodie Marsh has made a documentary about sex workers which airs this evening. Former escort, Dr Brooke Magnanti, isn't feeling optimistic.     Original PostingRead more →The ... discuss

  Millennials and marriageby Rachel Lu September 18, 2013 (The Public Discourse) - It’s a cold, sleety Minnesota ... discuss

‘Like Washington, Nevada has a politically divided government, but that hasn't stopped our efforts to grow Nevada’s economy. Good executives, like all good leaders, must expect opposition when mak ... discuss

Via Emily Hulsey at Independent Journal:When it comes to whether the economy has recovered from the Great Recession, many Americans are optimistic. After all, consumers are spending more, there are fe ... discuss

(Vatican Radio) Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has warned the United States and European Union not to be "over-optimistic" ...»… Read the restThe post Suu Kyi Warns US, EU O ... discuss

After constant exposure to critically important news, it begins to lose all meaning and sense of urgency.  Hearing the same warnings over and over again—especially when the status quo seems static ... discuss

South Bend, Ind., Aug 24, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite a shift in tone, virtually no progress has been made toward the Vatican's goals for the reform of the Leadership Conference of Women ... discuss

Here's a couple of Duck Dynasty reviews you'll want to read through -- and watch.The first comes from Sarah Palin's Facebook page.Like those 3:00 am wake up calls to join my dad duck hunting in the ca ... discuss

Brussels, Belgium, Aug 20, 2013 / 02:24 am (CNA).- A citizen-led initiative in Europe is nearing the one million signatures needed to prompt a discussion on human life and push for an end to funding o ... discuss

Iit was an ironic Kris Kristofferson song. It has become a somewhat clichéd expression. However, the phrase “best of all possible worlds” actually comes from a serious philosophical work, Essay ... discuss

Western front, 1915-1916. (Source: U.S. Military Academy.) Over on The American Catholic, DarwinCatholic has posted an interesting article on an ongoing reassessment of World War I. The American ... discuss

I have been repeatedly reminded that the prolificity of my Opinerlog posts has mysteriously diminished over the past several months. No, as yet, I haven't been threatened with an IRS audit. Being a s ... discuss

Warren Marching for Life with the Capitol building behind him. Today’s post comes from Warren D’Souza of University of Illinois. Warren is a freshman and is the treasurer for his pro-life ... discuss

Kermit the Killer Gosnell routinely killed live, viable, fully delivered babies at his Philadelphia abortion clinic. He now stands accused of 1st degree murder relating to seven of those infants. ... discuss

16 April 1963   My Dear Fellow Clergymen:   While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.R ... discuss

Obama's America has abandoned its dreams and policies that create prosperity and growth. He and his fellow liberal-progressives continue to attack the basic character of America on every level. Not to ... discuss

After addressing a large secular assembly on issues of moral controversy, I turned and faced a woman who urgently wanted to ask me a question: “Why won’t the abortion issue just go away?” I knew ... discuss

Yeah, I admit it. I can be a bit dramatic. Things that most people let roll off their back I suffer over. I'm not the kind to stay up all night with worry, but I definitely take too much to heart and ... discuss

Fort Wayne, Ind., Dec 7, 2012 / 05:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades is optimistic about the newly-established GLBTQ student organization at the University of Notre Dame, but he is also ... discuss

Pro-Lifers Optimistic They Can Defeat Pro-Abortion CRPD Treaty Pro-life advocates are optimistic they can defeat the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities treaty that could open th ... discuss

The following is Part 5 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addre ... discuss

"President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi will argue that raising taxes is the only way to lower the budget deficit, all the while having no intention of enacting real budget cuts that would impac ... discuss

So it's exactly 1 week since the US election and I'm still a little shell shocked. I honestly believed that Romney and Ryan were going to pull it off. I even took some time off work and travelled ... discuss

A week’s worth of recrimination after Romney’s defeat gave this writer a feeling of deja vu. Where did we here all the happy talk or wildly optimistic talk about the future Romney Administ ... discuss

Is there a real “wage gap” problem?  Like so many other human issues, the answer is both “no” and “yes”. The wage gap argument centers around the long-standing factoid that women ... discuss

Oh, what might have been!From the New York Daily News:Mitt Romney may have lost the White House, but for a brief time Wednesday a transition website went live — calling him "President-Elect" and off ... discuss

This must-read essay appeared this morning at Asia Times Online.Barack Obama and America's decline By Spengler ipient decline, and this week's presidential election might be the last chance to rever ... discuss

One of my true heroes passed away over the weekend. Here's his story from my upcoming book Where Do We Find Such Men?James A. “Jake” Blanchfield attended to his regular duties as Circulation Manag ... discuss

After all the ads, debates, polls, and punditry, the day of decision arrives on Tuesday. (Yes, many of us have voted already.) This election will determine who will serve as president for the next fou ... discuss

Ann and Phelim Media : In this five minute documentary, we show how Ohio and Pennsylvania — two significant swing states in the election — are currently experiencing localized economic booms due ... discuss

As the head of Greece’s largest oncology department, Dr Kostas Syrigos thought he had seen everything. But nothing prepared him for Elena, an unemployed woman whose breast cancer had been diagn ... discuss

Farm Bill -Policy Issues, Political Notes The AP reported yesterday that, “Maine agricultural officials are heading to Washington, D.C., to work with the state’s congressional delegation and feder ... discuss

Farm Bill –Policy Issues (Conservation, Nutrition, Trade, Regulations, Labor), Political Notes Randy Olson reported in yesterday’s Sauk Herald (Sauk Centre, Minn.) that, “As stark as the outlook ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 26, 2012 / 12:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The synod of bishops on the New Evangelization released a “message to people of God” Oct. 26, emphasizing hope in the face of an inc ... discuss

I’m publishing this with my apologies.  It began as Calvin’s birth story, but the back story turned into a story of its own and I had to rename it as part of our househunting saga.  I ... discuss

Bookworm Room A few months ago, I though Elizabeth Emken’s chance of unseating Dianne Feinstein in the Senate was about equal to the Giant’s chance of winning the World Series. I was not optimisti ... discuss

Edited repost On December 12th, 2002, we had three children, ages 2, 8 and 9. On December 13th we got two more girls, and the new kids were nearly 4 and nearly 6. Yes, our lives changed radically! I w ... discuss

If you don't follow me on Facebook, you should, that's where I do most of my writing lately, because I have been suffering for five years with fear. Fear that Christina who once spoke beautifully and ... discuss

Sometimes you wonder how stupid abortion clinic operators think state governments are. A state hearing officer has ruled against Kelley Rain-Water in her appeal of the state health department’s den ... discuss

The article below from The Sydney Morning Herald is an interesting overview of the Second Vatican Council and its aftermath.   Those of us just old enough to remember the Church before " ... discuss

 from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN and KelliWe welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillsta ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN and Kelli We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com. Carla from Oper ... discuss

Confession time!  I've had more and more of a difficult time applying the label of "Evangelical" to myself as of late.  Even though the Lutherans of the 1500's embraced the label and could b ... discuss

In his first letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul explains how, when God calls people, he does not base his decision on human criteria – wisdom, power, nobility – but often chooses uneduca ... discuss

That'll learn 'im! Because the threat of mentions on one's permanent record sure stopped many would-be juvenile in grade school. I get the distinct impression this rebuke is done for show because ... discuss

Last Night, Aug 30, 2012, Governor Mitt Romney delivers the keynote address accepting the Republican nomination at the 2012 Republican National Convention. GOP Nominees: Mitt Romney for Presid ... discuss

Last night (Wednesday), Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan was in the spotlight as the featured keynote speaker who spoke to the Nation at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. Pau ... discuss

Wednesday's Convention Theme: "We Can Change It" Tampa, Fla. - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced the theme and speakers for Wednesday, August 29, the third n ... discuss

“We Can Do Better” to be First Night Theme of Convention Tampa, Fla. – Asserting that “Republicans reject the notion that America’s ‘new normal’ consists of 42 months of deep unempl ... discuss

Released at 5:40 PM EST Republican Officials Issue Statements on Convention Scheduling Tampa, Fla. – Today, the heads of the Republican National Committee and the Republican National Conve ... discuss

I've been very busy, but wanted to take a few minutes to thank all of you who've been praying for me for the past seven weeks.  Have to keep it brief, because I need to spend today working on my ... discuss

This is very disturbing. An autistic man has been denied a heart transplant, apparently because of his mental disability.  From the AP story: In a letter, dated June 13, 2011, Dr. Susan Brozena wrot ... discuss

Boy, it's a busy day.And certainly not a good day to have car troubles...with both our cars! But we're coping. Carol came over early this morning and followed Claire down to Christian Car Care where J ... discuss

If you subscribe to any magazine, it should be World. Our family has been reading World for over 20 years. It is the best source of weekly/biweekly news coverage out there - with topnotch journalists ... discuss

Unlike the 2008 election campaign, I have not been going through and examining the various vice presidential prospects and for good reason - I have been extremely busy. And the truth is that most of w ... discuss

There are numerous seriously sweet add-ons available for sale which have been particularly wonderful and even need a huge area for setting up. The sort of great item that you’d absolutely wish t ... discuss

Since Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the pro-life movement’s incremental strategies–strengthening parental consent laws, advancing legal protection on the basis of fetal pain, and defunding ... discuss

Back in February 2009, the Obama Administration promised the American public that after their nearly trillion dollar stimulus too effect, the unemployment rate would drop down to 5.3% at the end of ... discuss

Father Frank Pavone and Bryan Kemper STATEN ISLAND, NY – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement today regarding the preliminary injunction issue ... discuss

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement today regarding the preliminary injunction issued in a lawsuit filed by a private co ... discuss

A report from the American Heart Association says that researchers were able to use stem cells obtained from elderly heart failure patients to rejuvenate heart tissues. A team led by Dr. Sadia Mohsin ... discuss

Carolina is the second biggest in america. These people follow the western culture. The most famous things are the ravishing seashores and landscapes. This can be a well know wine country producing mo ... discuss

A reading list:   "Marx's theory of alienation" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marx%27s_theory_of_alienation http://marx2mao.com "Das Kapital" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_kapital "The C ... discuss

by Michael Baruzzini A study announced today in a press release from the University of Montreal shows that physicians underestimate the “quality of life” reported by parents of children with the ... discuss

Cigarette smoking pot in spite of what most people may perhaps say can be be extremely addicting to a particular identity types and other people in a few instances. There is absolutely no chemical hab ... discuss

Smoking cannabis irrespective of what some people may well say are often very addicting to certain persona styles and individuals in a few instances. There is absolutely no chemical reliance related ... discuss

I've been seeing references to Pro-Life 3.0 on the net. Abortion and Euthanasia was Pro-Life 1.0. Stem cells and IVF are Pro-Life 2.0 Pro-Life 3.0 deals with transhumanism. And transhumanism advo ... discuss

Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the Lord’s house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall f ... discuss

So I finally did it.  I sat down and read le="color: #666666;">The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil.  And while many question Kurzweil's calculations, and his unbounded optimism abou ... discuss

Alright, after a couple of politically-flavored posts, I’m going to have mercy on everyone and give you a gift for the weekend, and it comes to us in two parts via an excellent site within the E ... discuss

From American Thinker By Paul Kengor Barack Hussein Obama and Communist Mentor Frank Marshall Davis It's interesting that not only does Barack Obama need continued vetting, but so do his biogr ... discuss

News Release New proLife Social Media Platform attracts over 3,000 Members in only 6 Weeks. World Life Organization Launches Software Platform for Global proLife Collaboration and Action to End Le ... discuss

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In case you hadn't heard, the US Olympic Committee came down hard on knitting site Ravelry's "Ravelympics," threatening a lawsuit and in general throwing their weight around.We believe using the name ... discuss

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Well! That was an invigorating and enjoyable 24-hour news cycle, wasn’t it? The hysterics; the swearing and f’bombing; the renewed exposure of “real media” as ranting and incom ... discuss

Tomorrow is the big day in which we learn whether the U.S. Government now rules rather than governs us.  If Obamacare is upheld, what remains of the old order of limited government will be swept awa ... discuss

The previous post in this series is here. So, in yet another attempt to account for the fact, discussed previously here and here, that we see no evidence yet of alien life (let alone intelligent alien ... discuss

Dr. Bill Smith, Editor: Where would bloggers, politicians, and activist groups be without pollsters?   As readers of this site know, I often reference and am indebted to  Rasmussen Report ... discuss

Many who read CM’s earlier volumes and then come to volume 6 note the more subdued tone.  In the earlier books she at times makes me very uncomfortable with her almost Messianic view of educati ... discuss

Today marks one week since Wisconsinites gave Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch a decisive victory in the historic recall election. As promised by Gov. Walker in his victory spe ... discuss

Vaticano, il grande buco - l’Espresso: The Gemelli Hospital in Rome, owned by the Church, has a hole in theie accounts of one billion. This has been revealed in a letter to Cardinal Bertone: ... discuss

HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius: "Congress is making me spend $20 dollars to promote ObamaCare." Who in Congress? "Why those who passed Obamacare?" I believe those people were Democrats, is that true? " ... discuss

ARRA News Service Photo: Herman Cain and Dr. Bill Smith Supporting the National "Spending Revolt Bus Tour" by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: All of his former rivals now unite behind the GOP’ ... discuss

Anyone who has ever participated in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., has marvelled not only at the always-surprisingly massive and joyful crowds, but also at the abundance of pro-life re ... discuss

Small Businesses Struggling Under The Yoke Of Obama Administration's Excessive Red Tape This month’s NFIB Optimism Report lists “government regulations and red tape” as the single biggest pro ... discuss

I don't really know what to think about Sarkozy's loss. The Greeks tossed out their government, too. Mr. W., optimistic today (it's the Sabbath), thinks it's a world-wide tea party tossing the bums ou ... discuss

Obama's new campaign slogan recalls that of another socialistThe following two items are related to Obama 2012 Election campaign slogan "Forward" and they are both from the  Patriot Post Weekly D ... discuss

The latest in books written by Polonian authors or that concern Polish and Polonian history, language and culture. Save Send Delete by Danusha V. Goska Save Send Delete is a debate about God between p ... discuss

The latest in books written by Polonian authors or that concern Polish and Polonian history, language and culture. Save Send Delete by Danusha V. Goska Save Send Delete is a debate about God between p ... discuss

What’s a pro-abortion president to do when global sentiment compels him to aid an anti-abortion activist? Such is the plight of President Obama in regard to Chen Guangcheng. Abortion, of course, is ... discuss

What’s a pro-abortion president to do when global sentiment compels him to aid an anti-abortion activist? Such is the plight of President Obama in regard to Chen Guangcheng. Abortion, of course, is ... discuss

Paul Ehrlich has been wrong about nearly everything, and yet, remains a prophetic voice for some. Tim Chivers takes him down a needed couple of notches in The Telegraph.  From, “Paul Ehrlich S ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - April 24, 2012: The Senate reconvened resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 1925, the bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and the motion to ... discuss

by Gary Varvel More media links related to the prior article: Young Americans Struggling In Obama Economy. Not much in the way of good news but reference material from the non-conservative media a ... discuss

From Investors Business DailyBy Andrew Malcolm Has anyone seen Barack Obama recently? You know, the optimistic hopeful fellow with the charming smile who promised so many positive things four and f ... discuss

We’d looked for a home for nearly three years. Twasn’t easy, with the limitations we had way back when…wehad a fairly limited budget, a credit rating held together with Scotch tape andchewed gum ... discuss

One would think that if you're interested in at least giving the appearance that you'll be judging a racially-charged case objectively then the last place you'd be making such a claim is in front of a ... discuss

From The Catholic Herald (UK)By David V. Barrett Members of the Croydon ordinariate group with Mgr John Broadhurst (Photo: Personal Ordinariate) More than 3,500 adults were received into the Cathol ... discuss

Boeing gives in to the Union, or: ...businesses — when faced with business decisions — will serve their own best interests, and if that best interest is learning to operate efficiently and profi ... discuss

In his discussion on Social Security and Medicare Trustee Charles Blahous' new decisive refutation of the fiscal case for Obamacare, Yuval Levin writes:Over the past two years, Obamacare's champions h ... discuss

By Stephen Stone, President, RenewAmerica In our previous installment on Mitt Romney and Mormonism, we looked at three of the most significant aspects of Mitt's record: his troubling pro-choice histo ... discuss

Tweetby Jonathon Van MarenOne of last week's big political news stories was Stephen Harper's first budget as the leader of a majority government. This was the budget that would finally signal to all o ... discuss

Sometimes it’s difficult being a physician because you become aware of situations and know intuitively it’s in your ballpark, but others don’t think that way first and assume malevo ... discuss

I was contemplating today how often I’m forced to write about how extraordinarily depressing our society has become in many senses. While examining various news sources, I came across an article in ... discuss

Nothing written about The Hunger Games movie is right. Why? The movie isn’t right. Is it worth seeing? Absolutely. It didn’t occur to me while watching the movie, but when I read Ed Morri ... discuss

For 30 years, the U.S. Patent Office has been issuing patents for naturally occurring genes.  About a fourth of our genes are patented by companies who are looking to make a profit off of a ... discuss

  Another start to a new week, starting with gratitude. Counting my blessings continues: 351. no longer stuck in a pool of shame 351. no longer listening to the voices of defeat day after day 35 ... discuss

In a new poll conducted by BBC, Iraqis and afghans are among the most optimistic about the future in the world. Joining the Afghans and Iraqis in the optimistic category are Canadians who are bullish ... discuss

I'm rather pleased with this new appointment, although I think we still have to be vigilant. Fr. Christian Lepine attended John Pacheco's Humanae Vitae Conference against contraception. While pastor ... discuss

Strider has a steady, decently-paying job for a manufacturer in our area. It's a strong, well-established, respected, and thriving company and is known to be a dependable employer. They start all the ... discuss

The UN envoy leaves Syria without any agreement between President Assad and the rebels, but is optimistic for the future. Over 120 dead in two days of clashes in the city Idblid, Homs and Hama. ... discuss

Obama, Savior of Women, has declared it Year of the Woman. Funny, we thought Pope Benedict had declared it the Year of Faith. Whit Stillman was prescient in releasing his long awaited, new movie  ... discuss

Recently, Dr. Dan Wallace made news about the discovery of what is possibly the earliest NT MSS fragment ever found. I gave details on the find here. Well, Dr. Wallace was recently interviewed by Hug ... discuss

Anyone who has wondered how slavery, the Holocaust, human sacrifice, or the killing of newborns in ancient Greece and Rome could have happened, look no further than this article from The Journal of Me ... discuss

SANTORUM OP-ED IN WALLSTREET JOURNAL OUTLINES BOLDECONOMIC FREEDOM AGENDAMy Economic Freedom AgendaWe need bold tax reform, but Mitt Romney wants to tinker at the margins.By RICK SANTOR ... discuss

Before proceeding further with the interpretive keys to unlock the exciting, yet often neglected truth about Christ’s victorious kingdom, we first need to clear up some common misunderstandings and ... discuss

Something around this house has changed. Tangibly. For the better.Our most difficult child, Lem, has been Mr. Not-One-Bit-Difficult for more than two weeks now! This is the longest stretch he has b ... discuss

A Catholic vote for Obama: Is it a sin? A sign of co-dependency?If a Catholic you love insists that President Obama is still the best man for the job in 2012, then gather your right-thinking f ... discuss

1. Humility is the first requirement. We must admit that we cannot succeed by ourselves. We must confess, with St. Paul, "I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh" (Ro ... discuss

Shocking! Is the FBI news below.       Meanwhile, "back at the o'ranch", the FBI, DHS & BATFE diligently press on - along side VIPR 'shock teams' and TSA checkpoints ... discuss

Tweetby Jonathon Van Maren I was contemplating today how often I’m forced to write about how extraordinarily depressing our society has become in many senses. While examining various news sources, I ... discuss

Back in 2008, I warned my fellow Catholics about Barack Obama's positions on abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and other moral issues. Given his track record, there was little doubt about what h ... discuss

Yesterday we had a story about a move by the UK away from their socialized National Health Service to a model more open to free market competition (though the left in Britain is fighting back hard on ... discuss

The EU's chief diplomat welcomes Tehran’s recent openings. Hillary Clinton says letter is "what we expected." But the British Foreign Secretary fears a "cold war" in the Middle East. Iranian warship ... discuss

There's a good National Right to Life Committee warned that elective abortions would be covered under a PA insurance program created by the health care reform law.... The Family Research Council blast ... discuss

European Parliament Member Daniel Hannan Urges America To Turn Back From Following EU's Disastrous Pathreposted from Bill Hobbs's CPAC2012.Conservative.org February 11, 2012 post a ... discuss

This brings some clarity to a confusing situation presented by finally having a true Catholic in the public eye: Santorum Surges: Fr Longenecker Asks 'What is a Santorum Catho ... discuss

Found this floating around twitter; wish I knew who to credit.As concerns the Obamacare HHS Mandate forcing religious entities to pay for insurances covering employee sterilization, contraception and ... discuss

The first thing I want to offer is a most sincere thanks to President Obama, Secretary Sebelius, and Rep. Pelosi for their most ecumenical efforts to help achieve unity among Christians by presenting ... discuss

From: kd Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Subject: Afghan Failure and Lies From Pentagon     Unfortunately the military we were all hoping would someday back us up is, through i ... discuss

In two previous posts (here and here), I've pointed out the Obama administration's 'dodgy data,' 'phony Baloney' jobless rate, and flat-out packaging the data in a way to mislead the public, with the ... discuss

There is that great quote from Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen:There are not more than 100 people in the world who truly hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they perceive to be t ... discuss

What do St Benedict and St Therese have to do with one another? The link was keyed when I was reading the last chapter of the Rule of St Benedict where he says, “I have written a little rule for ... discuss

In just about 24 hours the “non-political” billion-dollar entity known as Planned Parenthood — which does not itself do mammograms, despite how ABC News frames it — managed to ... discuss

I was cautiously optimistic, but I had a feeling it was too good to be true.Komen just proved me right, and ensured that I will never give a penny to them.Komen for the Cure has released a new stateme ... discuss

It started off well, and looked as if I could feed 11 people for the $640 I am given to do so.  And of course the bulk grains I purchase to supplement and stretch, which were $80 added to that he ... discuss

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has expressed optimism over a visit to Iran by a team of UN nuclear experts. ... discuss

Why are we blindly accepting "the annointed one's" authority to block this anyway?  What is his authority?  Do we accept his "enabling acts" without question?  What's Congresss for? -- ... discuss

Toon by A.F. Tony Branco Mr. Obama Has Shifted Into Full-Bore Campaigning,’ ‘That’s What The Speech Was All About’ ‘He Didn't Just Dip Into Campaign Speech; He Was Swimming In It The Wh ... discuss

According to Communist China, the escalation of recent harassment, arrests and imprisonment of human rights activists in that nation is no big deal. Of course not. To them, persecuting Christians, ref ... discuss

By: Cliff Kincaid Accuracy in Media Sara Bennett, an attorney for convicted communist terrorist Judith Clark, is optimistic that her client will benefit from a New York Times Magazine article advocati ... discuss

Oh good grief.  As I recounted in detail in Consumer’s Guide to a Brave New World, the human cloning/embryonic stem cell research company, Advanced Cell Technology, has been masterful at gettin ... discuss

Here's the link from EWTN: Vatican receives final report on US women religiousI have two predictions, one positive, one negative, but both as inevitable as the sunrise tomorrow:The National Catholic R ... discuss

Michelle Bachmann Bows Out of Presidential Bid Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) ended her bid for the Republican presidential nomination after coming in last in the Iowa caucuses. Bachmann finished sixth ... discuss

By Kelly Carson & Hannah Hess | IowaPolitics.com: DES MOINES -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry will return home to reassess his campaign after a disappointing fifth-place finish in the Iowa GOP presidential ... discuss

© Eric M Schumacher — Preached January 1, 2012 at Northbrook Baptist Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Audio will be available here. Today, of course, is New Year’s Day. How are you greeting the N ... discuss

OK, I looked at some things that made Baby Jesus cry this last year. But there was also plenty that made him smile as well.  Here are a just a few of those things:1. Probably 1 of the biggest thi ... discuss

The GOP primaries have been awful. I don’t know that they’re more awful than 2008, necessarily. The stakes are the same as they were..or worse. It’s just that people now seem more a ... discuss

I resolve to be optimistic about 2012. Sure, we still have Obama as our Commander in Chief. Sure, if we all adopt this mentality and the economy turns around as a result, Obama will stand a better cha ... discuss

I have taken a particular interest in the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) phenomenon since my grandson, Sage, became involved in Occupy Boston. So far I have only published Sage’s explanation of why h ... discuss

Tom McFeely/NEW YORK, December 23/C-FAM -- For decades, a basic tenet of the international population-control lobby has been that declining fertility rates will generate a more stable international ... discuss

For some time now, a couple of regular commenters here at Hyscience (i.e. Althor and Chris) have been slamming the GOP on the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance issues, saying that the GOP was ... discuss

(This is a post I originally made in 2003 and feel is worth repeating each year, especially in light of some very dark anti-human views of the future vs. ongoing and emerging developments that can pro ... discuss

From The Globe and MailBy Neil Reynolds If Rome could survive Caligula and Nero, says American geographer Joel Kotkin, the United States can probably survive George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Indee ... discuss

Christopher Hitchens died yesterday, here in Houston at MD Anderson. Some of you may not know who he was. Primarily, he was the only reason I read Vanity Fair. Well, I’d peak at Dominick Dunne, ... discuss

I was contemplating today how often I’m forced to write about how extraordinarily depressing our society has become in many senses. While examining various news sources, I came across an article in ... discuss

Exclusive: Sarah Palin's Thanksgiving Message Sarah Palin has sent The Brody File some personal Thanksgiving reflections. She talks movingly about her young son Trig. It is truly a heartfelt ... discuss

Prove Me Wrong: Blaming Freddie and Fannie Me and Jon discuss Krugman vs McArdle. Christy Romer On Fiscal Policy - NYTimes.com ...and how the Bush tax rebates might have actually had a fiscal effect. ... discuss

Mississippi is widely regarded as the most “pro-life” state in America, but last Tuesday, a solid majority of voting Mississippians defeated Proposition 26–which would have amended the state ... discuss

Mississippi is widely regarded as the most “pro-life” state in America, but last Tuesday, a solid majority of voting Mississippians defeated Proposition 26–which would have amended the state ... discuss

Not too long ago, I did a radio show and the host struggled with the name of Patheos, “how do you pronounce, it; what does it mean? He asked.”It’s PATH-eeohs. It’s a portmantea ... discuss

Update 6:15PM:   Today, the US House of Representatives  overwhelmingly approved (272-154) legislation to make it easier for people with a concealed firearm permit in one state to take the ... discuss

The schedule today in our working vacation doesn't allow time for blogging...but I'm going to squeeze in a little bit anyhow by passing along a quick catalog of news items you shouldn't miss. Here the ... discuss

Last July Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether hosted a special briefing for community and business leaders to fill us in on the proposed $115 million dollar Events Center which we get to vote on in a coupl ... discuss

So What Cell Phone Company Did We Go With?When You Think of Komen, Do You Think of...Abortion?The Birth Control Pill & AbortionElectric Car Bill: $529 Million of Your Tax Money Going to FinlandAfter R ... discuss

Planned Parenthood’s national leader, Cecile Richards, tried to remain festive as she announced the abortion giant’s 95th birthday this week. But her optimistic shouts of “We are her ... discuss

Confession time!  I've had more and more of a difficult time applying the label of "Evangelical" to myself as of late.  Even though the Lutherans of the 1500's embraced the label and could b ... discuss

David Frum explores Ontario's wrong turn. Hopefully Tim Hudak will use the next few years to consolidate Tory gains and defeat the grits the next time. Ontario faced a near-term future of fiscal a ... discuss




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