Shrewd, Very Shrewd

    In the age of Obama it is possible for Americans to forget that there are leaders who are very shrewd indeed:     The Egyptian defense minister ordered the engineering department of the armed forces to swiftly repair all

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John Kerry, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Copts

    John Kerry, our hapless Secretary of State, is backing the Muslim Brotherhood in the current incipient Civil War raging in Egypt between the Egypptian military, which removed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood former president of Egypt, and the supporters

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Various and Sundry, 8/16/13

Egyptian Christians Under Assault So a religious minority is being systematically attacked, and the news is greeted with crickets by the mainstream American press. But at least Al Jazeera (!) is there to report on it. Security forces moved to

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Various and Sundry, 8/15/13

Biblical Roots of the Teaching of the Assumption Msgr. Pope drops some knowledge on this Feast Day. The actual event of the Assumption is not described in Scripture. However, there are “assumptions” recorded in the Scriptures and the concept is

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Egypt and the Obama Doctrine

    I was inclined to cut the Obama administration some slack initially in regard to the crisis in Egypt.  It is a tough situation and it was difficult to see anything that the US could or should do.  Mubarak

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What Would Bush Have Done?

As I watched the situation in Egypt descend into chaos and violence, I started to think about how Bush would have handled these situations. Bush’s foreign policy was predicated upon a belief that America had a duty to spread democracy.

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Egypt Thought of the Day

Bryan Caplan asks, a propos of events in Egypt, why some revolutions end up making things better while others make things worse. His answer (which he admits is unconvincing) is that revolutions make things better when they are against totalitarian

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21 Coptic Christians Dead and What To Do About It

A Muslim homicide bomber maimed 97 innocent Christians and killed (and still counting) 21 other innocent Christians at the conclusion of Mass outside a Coptic Church in Alexandria, Egypt.  Of course our impotent President Obama condemned… no one essentially, only

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Egypt: Christian Convert Asks Obama for Help

A sad story coming from Egypt where a father and daughter recently converted from Islam to Christianity.  They have been attending a different church each Sunday and have slept in a different home each night in fear of the government.

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 5-13-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1.  Mark Shea has accused the pro-life anti-abortion torture defenders for creating the ‘nightmare’ of Patriot Act abuse.  A homeschooled kid was arrested under suspicion of sending death threats to President

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