Category Archives: National Politics

Great Ad, Unfortunate Name

Great ad that doubles down on the 47% (thought others are admirably attempting to play it off as a reaction to fallout — if hitting a pinata and watching the candy come out is the definition of “fallout”), though I … Continue reading

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On The Passing of Nellie Gray

I did not know her very well, but her lifelong leadership of the pro-life community and Nellie’s commitment to personhood was certainly one of the more courageous episodes in the history of the pro-life movement, and all at a time … Continue reading

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Romney Finally Hits A Home Run…

This is probably the first ad I’ve seen from the Romney campaign that clicks on all cylinders… Amazingly enough, the MSM still refuses to cover the story. Meanwhile, social media carries the story… and it has only picked up steam … Continue reading

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Calculated Risk: August 1st QE3 Departure Date?

Here it comes… and we may have no choice: First, I think Bernanke paved the way for QE3 at the press conference on June 20th. Before embarking on previous rounds of QE, Bernanke always outlined the reasons – and I … Continue reading

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de Tocqueville on Democracy

20 years ago, I would have read this and assumed it could never happen in America. “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse … Continue reading

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Marxism, Contrarianism, and Liberty

Replace weak liberalism with strong communism! So is Marxism on the rise?  Since the Tea Party’s high water mark in 2009, it most certainly seems this way.  Occupiers run amok, the once famed European Common Market is on the brink … Continue reading

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National Blogger Day of Silence

Naturally, I will not be participating in this here (since it, ironically, gives the opposition what they want — silence).  Rather, I will simply point you towards Bearing Drift where we will be participating in the national day of protest. … Continue reading

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NRO: The Mandate War

George Weigel nails it on National Review Online regarding the USCCB’s lawsuit against the Obama administration regarding the HHS Mandate: This is not an argument about birth control, nor is it part of some “War on Women” waged by misogynistic … Continue reading

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NCR: Of Rosa DeLauro and Other Disoriented Catholics

George Weigel effortlessly destroys so-called “Catholic” opposition to the Ryan budget, specifically from quarters that can’t get it right on the culture of life, much less on basic economic principles: Now, to make matters worse, here is Paul Ryan, a … Continue reading

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Gary North: Avoiding Kamikaze Politics

…or better entitled, why a third-party run is a really bad idea: We need 8 years to quietly infiltrate the Republican Party’s county organizations, especially in rural counties where Democrats are dominant. Nobody wants to be a Republicans in in … Continue reading

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