Florida: Newt’s Paradise Lost

Coming out of his strong victory in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich had a golden opportunity in the Sunshine State to deal a deathblow to the Romney campaign.  Defeat Romney a/k/a the Weathervane in a large state like Florida, and the main

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Howard Zinn, Neo-Confederate

While I disagree with him on a host of political issues, I follow Ta-Nehisi Coates’s blog at The Atlantic closely because of his consistently well written and fascinating posts on history and literature. Many of these are on the Civil

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Occupy Bigots

    It seems as if segments of the Occupy Wall Street Movement hate both the Catholic Church and the pro-life movement: Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street movement threw condoms on Catholic schoolgirls, refused to allow a Catholic priest to give

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Bishop Jenky, Saint Michael and the Obama Administration

My Bishop, Daniel Jenky, in reaction to the Obama administration’s attempt to restrict Catholic religious freedom through its contraceptive regulations, has called for the addition of the Saint Michael Prayer in the intercessory petitions at Mass.  The intention of the

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The Culture War

I know that there are those among you who do not like harsh rhetoric.  Heck, one of my most recent posts was about the militaristic rhetoric of the president.  Yet, sometimes we need to take a look around at what’s

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Theodore Roosevelt’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech

Two Presidents have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  Barack Obama in 2009, for no reason I can discern other than a slap at his predecessor George Bush by the left-leaning award committee, and Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 for being

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Isabella Santorum Hospitalized

The AP reports. Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum canceled his Sunday morning campaign events and planned to spend time with his hospitalized daughter. “Rick and his wife Karen are admitting their daughter Bella to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this evening,”

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Bias? What Bias?

  The bias of most of the main stream media is well known, but a current example by CBS is beyond parody: Over the years, pro-life activists have come to accept that the media isn’t interested in their annual March

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George Will on Obama’s Militaristic Rhetoric

George Will has a superb column on Obama’s rhetoric in the State of the Union Address: Obama, an unfettered executive wielding a swollen state, began and ended his address by celebrating the armed forces. They are not “consumed with personal

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Feast Day of the Dumb Ox

You call him Dumb Ox?  This Dumb Ox will fill all the world with his bellowing.                     Saint Albert the Great, responding to jibes from some of the other students he was instructing aimed at a young Thomas Aquinas. Today,

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The Cavalier’s Glee

Something for the weekend.  The Cavalier’s Glee, a song which captures well the daring spirit of the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia under General Jeb Stuart. The song was written by Captain William W. Blackford, an engineer on

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The Only Conservative Left

The 2012 presidential election cycle is truly one of the most depressing things to behold.  Neither of the top two candidates in the Republican field are particularly appealing, and the incumbent President has made Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan look

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A Baby by any Other Name

Hattip to Pat Archbold at Creative Minority Report for the video gently lampooning the twisted language employed by pro-aborts to attempt to deny the humanity of the unborn. George Orwell, who literally wrote the book on how totalitarian regimes use

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The War That Gets No Respect

When it comes to the War of 1812, the ignorance depicted in the above video is no exaggeration.  Of all our major conflicts, our Second War For Independence is the most obscure to the general public.  In this bicentennial year

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Gingrich 48-Obama 50: Remember Grant

  The most recent poll by Gallup matching Newt Gingrich against Obama has Obama up by a whopping two points:  48-50.   This, after a week when Gingrich has had a concerted attack by ABC to take him out as a candidate

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Confessions of a Reluctant Romney Supporter

I haven’t written much of anything about the GOP primary contest, despite the fact I have been following it closely, in part because I found myself so incredibly dissatisfied with all the candidates. However, as the field narrows and appears

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Brother Dan Doesn’t Like the March for Life

Most Catholic pro-lifers know the truth, and lament it, that if all Catholics in this country fought against abortion, the days of legalized abortion in these United States could be measured in months.  Alas, that is not the case.  Half

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The Abolitionist and the Liberator

    Frederick Douglass, the black abolitionist of 19th century America and Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator, who led the fight to gain the right to vote for Irish Catholics in 19th century Ireland, have always been two of my heroes. 

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Reason Number One to Defeat Obama in November:

  A statement yesterday from President Obama: As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and reproductive freedom, but also affirms a broader principle:

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Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth

In a sensitive area such as this, involving as it does issues over which reasonable men may easily and heatedly differ, I cannot accept the Court’s exercise of its clear power of choice by interposing a constitutional barrier to state

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Gingrich Assails Elites Over Anti-Religious Bigotry

The South Carolina victory speech of Newt Gingrich last night.  Most such primary victory speeches are fairly forgettable efforts and the Gingrich speech was largely no exception except at one point in the speech.  Go to 12: 30 on the video, and

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Gingrich Wins South Carolina Open Thread

It’s looking like a fairly sizable victory for the former Speaker of the House.  So much for Romney’s inevitability. Open thread for discussion.  Please keep it civil.

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South Carolina Surprise

It all seemed so simple for Mitt Romney, a/k/a the Weathervane, just a week ago.  He  had won New Hampshire by a wide margin and he was ahead by more than 10 points according to most polls in South Carolina.  He

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Song of the Vagabonds

Say to your Son that I am His. Through Him all my sins are lost: Forgive me, as Mary Egypt was, Or, so they say, Theophilus, Who by your grace was still blameless, Though he vowed the Devil a guest.

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