A Jealous Faith

The excerpt below from a column by Francis Cardinal George is an indication of why, although he has often been a disappointment as an administrator, I will miss him when he is no longer at the helm of the Chicago Archdiocese:  

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ObamaCare as Cargo Cult

  Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish nails it: Our modernity is style rather than substance. It’s Obama grinning. It’s the right font. It’s the right joke. It’s that sense that X knows what he’s doing because he presents it the

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Reactionary Liberals

  I have long been struck by how the policies of liberal elites in this country tend to have amazingly destructive impacts on the poor they hilariously claim to champion.  Joel Kotkin at NewGeography has noticed this also: But   in

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Bittter Clingers

    Daniel Henninger writes what I believe will prove to be a very prescient column in The Wall Street Journal: Mr. Obama’s remark about rural Pennsylvanians clinging to guns and religion is the coin of the realm in his

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Interesting Times

    My favorite living historian, Victor Davis Hanson, has a new post in which he details bad signs aplenty of scary times ahead:   Read the News and Weep That is not conspiracy talk, but simply a distillation of

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George Will: Historians Will Marvel

On This Week on ABC last Sunday, George Will gave a concise, and devastating, explanation of what modern liberalism in this country is all about: This is not about women’s health. This is about providing 300,000 abortions a year. Planned

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Why Do Those Bitter Clingers Vote Republican?

    Liberal elites frequently profess astonishment at why so many  middle class Americans vote Republican.  Thomas Frank in 2004 published a book, What’s The Matter With Kansas , in which he bemoaned the fact that his fellow Kansans, or former fellow Kansans I should say since

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A Liberal Education

The ideological orientation of  academia to the political left is an old story.   Certainly such ideological conformity was well established back in my halcyon undergraduate and law school days at the University of Illinois, 1975-1982.  Outside of my ROTC courses, I was guaranteed

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Stevens to Retire

Get ready for Obama appointment, Round 2. Supreme Court Justice Stevens announces he will retire in the summer. Not sure how the timing will work on this, especially as Obama and the Democrats try to avoid being too contentious right

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Why They Attack Pope Benedict XVI

In some ways, we shouldn’t be surprised at all concerning the attacks on Pope Benedict XVI. The Holy Father was never one of the “chosen religious people” loved by the dying group called progressive Christians, or by the mainstream media; that distinctions falls

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What Will ObamaCare Look Like

[4 updates at the bottom of this post as of 8:08am CST] If ObamaCare somehow passes through Congress and signed by President Obama, what can Americans look forward to? Well the Republican Party’s very own potential presidential candidate Mitt Romney

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Palin Responds to Family Guy Attack on Trig

Sarah Palin and Bristol Palin respond to the vile Family Guy attack on Trig, her son with Down’s Syndrome: People are asking me to comment on yesterday’s Fox show that felt like another kick in the gut. Bristol was one who

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USCCB Scandal Deepens, U.S. Bishops Remain Silent

[Update at the bottom of this post] The scandal that has engulfed the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) shows no sign in abating. Today we learn even more incriminating facts that continue to tarnish the image of the USCCB.

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State of the Union Open Thread

Although I tend to agree with my friend Paul Zummo, the Cranky Conservative, that the State of the Union address is our annual self inflicted ritual of boring torture, I did have the State of the Union on as background noise

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The Construct of Rebellion

In 2010 the Catholic Church in particular and Christianity in general are under attack because age old truths are being abandoned for the Dictatorship of Relativism. One might ask; how did we get here? It didn’t happen overnight; as a

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Doug Hoffman Takes Lead in Poll

Take this with more than a grain of salt, since the Club for Growth supports him, but in the latest poll by the Club for Growth Doug Hoffman, the pro-life Conservative Party candidate  in the special election in the New

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Roman Polanski, Hollywood, and Moral Values

[Updates at the bottom of this article as of 1:47pm CDT AD 10-1-2009] [I’ve done my best to tone down the explicit talk related to Roman Polanski, consider this a PG article instead of the usual G] Famed Hollywood movie

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