Monthly Archives: February 2012

How Awesome Is Delegate Tim Hugo?

Because you wanted to see someone sort out the Virginia Democrats on their obstructionism, right? Epic. This speech from Del. Hugo is absolutely outstanding. That the Senate Democrats, for purely political reasons, refuse to craft a budget so they can … Continue reading

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The Hill: Romney Is Missing The Point

From this morning’s The Hill: “I’m planning on winning here in Michigan and also in Arizona,” Romney said Monday on Fox News — one of a half-dozen media appearances he scheduled in addition to three campaign stops. “Obviously, that will … Continue reading

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Wired: When God Talks To You, It’s Called Prayer…

…and when God talks to you, it’s called schizophrenia: In Jerusalem, God seems to be particularly chatty around Easter, Passover, and Christmas—the peak seasons for the syndrome. It affects an estimated 50 to 100 tourists each year, the overwhelming majority … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs: Poker Lessons From Richelieu

An incomparable diplomat, Cardinal Richelieu more nationalist than statesman or prince of the Church: For the next two decades, Richelieu was a crucial player in French and European politics, but with his position resting on his ability to please and … Continue reading

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New Statesman: Atheism and Childish Certainties

Great line in The New Statesman in a review of de Botton’s Religion for Atheists: The paradox of an immensely powerful mind mistrusting the intellect is not new. Pascal needed intellectual humility because he had so many reasons to be … Continue reading

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Montaigne and Solidarity

I have recently taken a great deal of interest in the writings of Fr. Heinrich Pesch, S.J. and the principles of Catholic solidarism — namely the very economic principles that helped to liberate and then build a prosperous Poland not to … Continue reading

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WaEx: Obama sees recovery 1-2 years off

Of course Obama sees the recovery as 18-24 months in the making.  From the WaEx: A letter provided to Washington Secrets from Obama to a long-unemployed Portland, Maine carpenter pulls back the curtain of economic hope to reveal the truth … Continue reading

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Best National Anthem Ever…

Whitney Houston, dead at age 48.

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Romney Buys CPAC

…and this just after Public Policy Polling shows Romney getting crushed by Santorum in national polling.  From the polling data: Part of the reason for Santorum’s surge is his own high level of popularity. 64% of voters see him favorably to … Continue reading

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Barack Obama (In His Own Words)

“So let’s work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies, and making adoption more available, and providing care and support for women who do carry their child to term. Let’s honor the conscience of … Continue reading

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