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The Catholic Case for Trump

When Hillary Clinton took the stage for the second debate wearing what journalist Linda Staci called her black and white “subliminal nun outfit,” her goal was to paint Donald Trump as a moral leper unfit for public life. Despite her prim-proper-pose, she failed. But, she did inflict damage. Especially among many Christians, not savy in…

High Court Aborts HHS Contraception Mandate

The Supreme Court has deflected one of the most deadly bullets aimed at this country’s survival in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores. The legal scholars can parse the finer points and the longer term implications (as is done in part here), but the key practical points in striking down the contraception mandate are these. What…

Don’t Give War A Chance in Syria

Stay Out of Syrian Civil WarLet’s be honest. The triumph of the rebels in Syria will result in the slaughter and oppression of minority groups, ethnic and religious. For Christians it will mean more burning and killing, as we have already seen in Egypt. The result would be a complete disaster. And who will benefit…

Trickle Down Lawlessness & Immigration

Law-as-Teacher Dead On the Mexican BorderThe idea of law as a teacher has gone into disfavor. Ever since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, the country has been on a path of “lawful” lawlessness. The “theory” advanced was that lawless behavior should be brought above ground so at least it could be safely regulated. Nonesense. Instead,…

Prisoners of Sentimentality

High Court Carries Homosexual Banner Over Legal CliffAmerican culture is again being held prisoner, a prisoner of sentimentality, by the Supreme Court of the United States. The ability to reason in a clear, unencumbered manner has been lost, not just on the street, but in the highest reaches of the United states government. The Supreme…

Court Right on Voting Rights Act

Antiquated Voting Rights Rules GoneThankfully the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, has overturned the enforcement of certain aspects of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It about time liberal federal bureaucrats were removed from needless meddling in the electoral affairs of 9 states, and parts of 6 other states. Thirty percent of the states…

Ed Koch R.I.P.

Ed Koch has gone to  meet his maker. May the Lord have mercy on his soul. He was quotable.  Here is one nice quote from the former Mayor of New York City: “To be a New Yorker you have to live here for six months, and if at the end of the six months you…

Jobs and Communism With a Romantic Face

Jobs Council Out of Work Presidents Job Council is going out of business today. Mission accomplished. Obama kept his job. Real world drop in unemployment during the Council of Jobs and Competitiveness’ two year life: .6 percent a year, with 12 million still pounding the pavement for work, and millions more completely out of the…