Category Archives: National Politics

Social Security Deferments: Playing Off One Entitlement Against The Other

If — rather than investing in a social security — one were allowed to invest in their future? As education is the best form of social security, why not make the most of it? Continue reading

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Catholic Relief Services Stands With Planned Parenthood?

Here we go again.  Courtesy of the Lepanto Institute we find supposedly Catholic leadership actively on the side of the enemies of the Catholic Church: On November 28, 2015, Garrels posted a “#StandwithPP” overlay over one of her pictures, indicating that she … Continue reading

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First Things: The Return of Ethno-Nationalism

A conversation earlier this week about the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus’ observation that the Catholic Church is literally a “here comes everybody” sort of institution — a living embodiment of Christ’s command to preach to the ends of the … Continue reading

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Open Thread: Convince Me

I would like to think myself to be a fair man.  Perhaps not always right — but at the very least, fair to others and willing to hear a decent argument. So here’s your chance to convince a #NeverTrump guy … Continue reading

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No One Cares About The RNC Convention

This 2016 election is quickly boiling down to whether or not the American electorate hates the status quo (and by extension, Hillary Clinton) enough to inflict upon it the persona of Donald Trump. That’s it. There is literally nothing else … Continue reading

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Noonan’s Call For Civility On Trump Falls Precipitously Flat

Peggy Noonan is perhaps the last of the great conservative thinkers and writers from the Reagan era, so her opinions carry a great deal of currency with me (and with others). On this, however, she is tragically wrong.  From the … Continue reading

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USCCB: Go Ahead… THROW YOUR VOTE AWAY!!!

Color me just the slightest bit confused on the new USCCB Forming Consciences For Faithful Citizenship guidelines: 36. When all candidates hold a position that promotes an intrinsically evil act, the conscientious voter faces a dilemma. The voter may decide … Continue reading

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RedState: The Cargo Cult of Trump

This a great article defining the Trump phenomenon (movement is perhaps too strong a word) that is refreshing old wounds between the conservatives and the populists: At the risk of being called a giant elitist, I think about these cargo … Continue reading

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Scientific American: The World Really Could Go Nuclear

So if you really care about the environment, go nuclear? Based on numbers pulled by the research team from the experience of Sweden and France and scaled up to the globe, a best-case scenario for conversion to 100 percent nuclear … Continue reading

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Around The World In 10 Minutes

Andrei Rublev — which if you haven’t seen the film, you ought to. One of the most things your humble writer faces from time to time is that there’s so much quality stuff out there: arts, culture, politics, and books. … Continue reading

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