John Wayne Films For the Fourth of July

  This Fourth of July long weekend is made for a trip down American history courtesy of John Wayne films.  Wayne was an American original.  Thirty seven years after his death, in the annual Harris poll of favorite actors, he

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Clinton E-Mail Depositions: Bryan Pagliano

  When it comes to the Clintons the normal rules that apply to the rest of us apparently do not apply to them.  For example, in a FOIA act lawsuit brought over the Clinton e-mails by Judicial Watch, a conservative

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PopeWatch: One Pope

  The Pope gave another inflight interview on his flight back from Armenia, and it is a doozy.  We will be examining it piece by piece this week.  Go here to read the text of the interview.   Today we

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Bill Clinton Meets the Attorney General in Private Meeting

    Well isn’t this sweet?   A source tipped off the local ABC affiliate about the brief meeting, which reportedly lasted about 30 minutes, at the Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport. President Clinton reportedly learned Lynch was arriving soon

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Trump v. Clinton: Pass the Popcorn

    My favorite living historian Victor Davis Hanson has some predictions about what is to come in the presidential election campaign this summer.  As I do, he understands that the normal political rules simply do not apply this year:

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Lying Hillary

  The Trump campaign is launching a series of videos that will highlight lies by Hillary Clinton.  They will have a rich field to choose from.

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PopeWatch: Lying About Luther

  The Pope gave another inflight interview on his flight back from Armenia, and it is a doozy.  We will be examining it piece by piece this week.  Go here to read the text of the interview. Today we are

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Benghazi Report Released

    The House Select Committee on Benghazi have released their 800 page report.  Go here to links for the sections of the report.  Working in the law mines all day, I have not yet had an opportunity to read

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Man Isn’t Meat

    Kevin Williamson, who was adopted as a newborn just prior to Roe being decided in 1973, has the best commentary I have seen yet on the Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt striking down the key portions

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Richard Posner: Ignore the Constitution

Richard Posner, ironically a Reagan appointee to the US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, indicates what disdain many federal judges have for the actual Constitution: And on another note about academia and practical law, I see absolutely no value to

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A Pope For The Lavender Mafia

    Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts ponders the Pope’s call for Catholics to apologize to gays.   And it is us.  Not that there is anything wrong with the occasional sermon that looks out on the congregation and proclaims

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PopeWatch: Yet Another In Flight Interview

    The Pope gave another inflight interview on his flight back from Armenia, and it is a doozy.  We will be examining it piece by piece this week.  Go here to read the text of the interview.  First up

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Twit

    Christopher Johnson at Midwest Conservative Journal brings us this sad Brexit tale:   Tom Whyman, a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Essex, explains the British departure from the European Union in The New York Times.  It

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PopeWatch: Prophecy of Malachy

    Well, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the personal secretary of the Pope Emeritus, is either the most guileless cleric alive, or he knows how to set bonfires: During the interview, Paul Badde referenced an old alleged prophecy that has recently gained

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Fortnight For Freedom: Benjamin Franklin

During the Constitutional Convention, on June 28, 1787, Benjamin Franklin, dismayed by the lack of progress since the convention convened on May 25, 1787, and alarmed at the acrimony of the debates, rose and delivered a memorable address:   Mr. President The

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Pope Liberator

“My Communist colleagues decided that the Bishops ahead of Karol Wojtyla on the list of candidates were not good for the state, so they pushed Karol Wojtyla. The Holy Spirit works in mysterious ways.” General Wojciech Witold Jaruzelski, last ruler

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Orwellian Obama and the Jesuit

    One of the more bleakly humorous aspects of this administration is just how Orwellian it is.  The most recent demonstration of this is the appointment of Jesuit Father Thomas Reese to head the US Commission on International Religious

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Winter and Civilization VI Are Coming

  As faithful readers of this blog know, I like to play complex computer strategy games.  One I am eagerly anticipating is Civilization VI which is coming out in October.  The video above is an overview of the game narrated by actor

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Fortnight For Freedom: Great God Our King

    America has  always been my  favorite patriotic song.  Written by a Baptist minister, Samuel Francis, and set to the tune, ironically, of God Save the Queen, the song was first performed on July 4, 1831 at Park Street Church in

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Brexit the Movie

  A movie made by the now victorious Brexit proponents in Britain.  It is interesting how largely uniform the elite reaction around the world has been to Brexit:  dismayed disbelief that such a thing could have come to pass.  A transnational

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PopeWatch: Pope Eternal

  From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Pope Francis announced Sunday that he has no plans to retire from his position as the leader of the Catholic Church, or to

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Fortnight For Freedom: Cynical About Cynicism

            My favorite scene from Frank Capra’s classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.  It is easy to give way to weary cynicism when one contemplates all the evil in the world.  However, history is replete

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Summertime

  Something for the weekend.  Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong team up to give an unforgettable rendition of Summertime.  Composed as an aria in 1934 by George Gershwin for the play Porgy and Bess, it always conveys to me memories

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Laura Secord

  Completely unknown to the public at large in the US, Laura Secord, ironically a daughter of a man who fought on the patriot side in the Revolution, is a national heroine in Canada. In 1813 during the War of 1812, American

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Bear Growls: Game of Popes

  OK, this is simply too brilliant.  From our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear:   King John Paul Arryn, Second of His Name The death of the Mad King occurred some time after the Council, and a war for

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PopeWatch: Que?

    Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts takes on the arduous task of attempting to make sense of the Pope’s recent remarks on marriage: I’m somewhat confused.  People who hate Pope Francis, like people who all but worship the man

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Fortnight For Freedom: National Suicide

          Prophetic words of warning for us today from a young Mr. Lincoln:   We find ourselves in the peaceful possession, of the fairest portion of the earth, as regards extent of territory, fertility of soil,

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