Elections Have Consequences

  The next time someone tells you there is no difference between the parties on abortion, look them in the eye and call them a liar:   With a rare tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence, the Senate on

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State Interests in the Primary Process

I’d like to post a question that reader G-Veg sent to me regarding states and the primary process. Cursory research suggests that the most common reason cited for states running Primaries is to avoid fraud.  This is certainly the reason

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Election Day

Don’t worry!  We are done with elections for a while!  I am not going to start writing about 2012 already!  However, as annoying as the election commercials, mendacious politicians and all the assorted insults to our intelligence that are part

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Let's find the fallacy!

Yesterday The Nation‘s John Nichols wrote a rather scathing piece about President Obama: the piece is entitled “Whiner-in-Chief” and the first line reads, “The Obama administration really needs to get over itself.” Of course, I tend to agree with perspectives

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Levin on the Palin Phenomenon

As the election becomes more a matter of history than immediate emotion, it is a good time for sober analysis of what went on in the 2008 election. Yuval Levin has a very good analysis in Commentary Magazine of the

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A Prayer

O Father in Heaven, Today we stand at a crossroads, and we ask humbly for Your guidance.  We pray for the graces to discern with open eyes and a clear understanding of Your intent for us this day.  Help us

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Defend Marriage. Defend Life. Protect the Future.

Readers in California, please don’t forget that as you attempt to chose a pro-Life candidate for President of the US you are also being called to defend marriage by voting Yes on Proposition 8. Whether they are beloved friends, co-workers or relatives,

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The Case For Not Voting?

Peter Suderman has another provocative essay at Culture 11 bearing the above title, with the more interesting (and in the case of his actual essay, accurate) subtitle, “Why we care too much about politics”, in which he echoes some themes

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The Lion of Pennsylvania

Much has been said of Archbishop Chaput’s statement on pro-choice politics and their standard bearers.  Rocco Palmo of Whispers in the Loggia now reports that Bishop Joseph Martino of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, made another bold statement for the

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