Donald Trump and William Jennings Bryan

  Attempting to draw historical parallels is usually perilous, especially when the person doing so clearly does not understand the period he is seeking to draw a parallel with.  Such is the case with Arthur Levine in the New York

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Abraham Lincoln

  The very next day, somebody was discussing with him the difference between character and reputation, when he said,—with a look at me, as if to remind of what he had been talking about the day before,—perhaps a man’s character

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PopeWatch: Chaput

    Sandro Magister notes at his blog Chiesa that while Pope Francis is remaining mum in regard to the demand of the Four Cardinals for clarification on Amoris Laetitia, his ecclesiastical hounds are baying: ROME, November 23, 2016 –

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Burning the Flag, Trump and our Black Robed Masters

    Trump is catching flack for tweeting that flag burning should be against the law and that those who do should suffer a penalty, for example a year in jail or loss of citizenship.  Of course the idea that

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Justin Trudeau and Fidel Castro

One source of consolation for all Americans is that Justin Trudeau, that source of hope for airheads everywhere, who hearted Castro after he assumed room temperature, is Canada’s problem not ours.  John Fund at National Review Online gives us the

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PopeWatch: Fidel Castro

  The Pope, among most world leaders, has issued a statement on the death of Fidel Castro:   During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rubio’s criticism of President Obama’s statement of condolence following the death of the

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Messianic Prophecies: Isaiah 61: 1

Initiating our Advent look at Messianic prophecies for this year, a series which we began in Advent 2011 and continued in 2102, 2013, 2014 and 2015, the earlier posts of the series may be read here, here, here ,here, here, here,

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PopeWatch: The Devil

    The Pope recently in a sermon talked about Satan:     “He is a liar and what’s more is the father of lies, he generates lies and is a trickster. He makes you believe that if you eat

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The Mirror

    Rod Serling was a political liberal, but he had Castro’s number in the above episode of the Twilight Zone that aired on October 20, 1961.

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Advent Sermons of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux-Part I

    This Advent we will look at Advent sermons of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.  They are concise in words and huge in thought, a model for priests to strive to emulate:     THE solemnity of our Lord’s Nativity

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Fidel Castro Dies

  Fidel Castro, who turned his island homeland into a vast prison of which he was the Warden, died yesterday at age 90.  My usual rule after someone dies is De mortuis nil nisi bonum, but I can think of

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Less of Me

Something for the weekend.  Less of Me sung by the Statler Brothers.  I heard this song sung by the Statler Brothers endlessly back in the early seventies as my parents had the radio on in the kitchen tuned,  as always,

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Me as a Psychologist

  Hattip to Instapundit.  The shock of recognition.  It is a very, very good thing that I am an attorney instead of a psychologist!

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Thanksgiving Day Proclamation 1946

By the President of the United States of America A ProclamationAt this season, when the year is drawing to a close, tradition suggests and our hearts require that we render humble devotion to Almighty God for the mercies bestowed upon

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Happy Thanksgiving!

  Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers, commenters and contributors of TAC!  I have an endless amount to thank God for, but I will limit myself to my bride of 34 years and counting, my two kids home with us

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The Pilgrims and Socialism

From  Of Plymouth Plantation, by Governor William Bradford: All this while no supply was heard of, neither knew they when they might expect any. So they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a

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Johnny Cash: Thanksgiving

A reminder from the late, great Johnny Cash that we all have so much to thank God for when we sit down with our families this Thursday.  Perhaps we should also recall these words from Theodore Roosevelt in his final

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My Dad and the 2016 Elections

    Like most people I guess, the two people in this world who had the largest impact on me were my parents.  Considering how large they loom in my memories and in my heart, it is hard for me

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Not All Bad Things Are Hitler

….and 2016 USA isn’t 1932 Germany. The only problem I have with the really interesting article DarwinCatholic wrote is that he had to point these two aspects out. Here’s a tiny sampler, go read the rest— and share it, please.  DarwinCatholic

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The Bubble

Credit where credit is due:  it is from Saturday Night Live, it is funny and it mercilessly satirizes liberal reaction to Trump’s election.

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Tad and the Turkey

Stories cluster about Lincoln like barnacles on a great ship. Many of them cannot be sourced at all and have to be consigned to legend. One such story that is probably just a legend is that of Tad and the

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As God is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly

  Well actually some Turkeys can.  Wild Turkeys can fly, albeit clumsily and not more than about 100 yards at a time.  Domestic Turkeys, bred for the table, cannot fly, largely due to their overdeveloped chests, home to all that

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Review of Hacksaw Ridge

  Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the

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We Have No King But Jesus

  The feast of Christ the King is a very new one, although the image of Christ as King is as old as Christianity.  Pope Pius XI established the feast with his encyclical Quas Primas  in 1925 to remind the

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PopeWatch: Instruction Manual

  From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Telling the press today that instructions of Pope Francis’ IKEA gift to them had numerous inconsistencies, four cardinals wrote a letter to him

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The Liberty Song

  Something for the weekend.  The Liberty Song sung by Bobby Horton. Written by Founding Father John Dickinson in 1768, the song was sung by patriots in America to the tune of Heart of Oak.  The video below is the most

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To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King

Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. Isaiah 40:15 To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King was  written

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The Meltdown of the Left

  Large parts of the left in this country seem to be having a psychotic episode since the election of Trump.  John Sexton at Hot Air gives us a disturbing example:   In Georgia, Secretary of State Brian Kemp issued a statement

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November 14-18, 1965: Battle of the Ia Drang

The first major battle between the United States Army and the Peoples’ Army of North Vietnam, the battle of the Ia (River) Drang in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam, involved approximately 2500 North Vietnamese troops, the 66th and 33rd

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PopeWatch: Correction of the Roman Pontiff

  In a very interesting interview by Edward Pentin of Cardinal Burke the following was said:   What happens if the Holy Father does not respond to your act of justice and charity and fails to give the clarification of

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