Donald R. McClarey

Ten Years of TAC: Arise Ye Russian People!

  (The American Catholic will observe its tenth anniversary in October.  We will be reposting some classic TAC posts of the past.  This post is from May 10, 2015.)     The Russians are celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany

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Donald R. McClarey

July 17, 1918: Murder of the Tsar and his Family

Death by violence is an occupational hazard for leaders of nations.  The Communists a century ago left no doubt as to the squalid murderers they were and are when they also slew his wife and kids, as well as Tsar

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Donald R. McClarey

Bulgaria With Missiles

Chinese Premier Chou En Lai when asked his opinion in 1972  of the French  Revolution said that it was too early to tell.  (It is possible that he was talking about the French protests of 1968 in which case the

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Donald R. McClarey

They Sold US Out

Blockbuster revelations yesterday as to how the Clintons sold out the US to advance Putin’s hunger for American unranium:       These extraordinary revelations, apparently from frustrated FBI agents, were published in The Hill today. The corruption they suggest

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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

  The Democrats are attempting to divert attention from the interesting WikiLeaks revelations by claiming this is all Russian interference in our election, and that Russian hackers are behind this.  Let us assume for the sake of this post that this

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Arise Ye Russian People!

The Russians are celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany this weekend.  It is fair to say that in that defeat the Soviet Union did the lion’s share of the fighting, the Soviets suffering more than twenty million war dead.  For

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Impotence as Foreign Policy

Since 2008 I have often suspected that the Obama administration is one huge, unfunny, practical joke.  That is certainly the only rational explanation for the reaction of the Obama administration to the ongoing slicing and dicing of Ukraine by Mother

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Religious Cleansing in the Crimea

      Well that didn’t take long. Fearless leader and this thugs are making certain that Crimea is Catholic free.   Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Church are fleeing Crimea to escape threats of arrest and property seizures, a

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Rand Paul: Frontrunner

After winning two CPAC polls and a spat with Ted Cruz in recent days, it is arguable that Rand Paul is the current GOP front-runner for the 2016 presidential election. Of course it is absurdly early to really make the call,

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Mother Russia on the March

  Well, Fearless Leader has won the referendum in Crimea with 95% of the vote, so back to the USSR Russia Crimea goes.  One can determine the trustworthiness of that vote by recalling that 36% of the population of Crimea

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And Down Goes Lenin!

Lenin statues are being toppled all over the Ukraine.  As Iowahawk tweeted, if you are wondering who the good guys are in the Ukraine popular uprising, they are the ones toppling the Lenin statutes. Of course the question is whether Putin

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Link Roundup

Because when you go three weeks between blogposts, things sort of build up in the queue. The Enemy of My Enemy Is Still My Enemy Typically brilliant insight from Simcha Fisher about the sudden conservative and Christian appreciation for Mother

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Russia Defends Traditional Values

Mother Russia has done it again: this time, it pushed through a UN resolution affirming the link between traditional values and human rights. It did so against the protests of European and American delegations, who were primarily concerned about the implications

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In Defense of Mother Russia

I haven’t heard much about the ongoing dispute between the Russian government and the Western media over the fate of the faux “punk rock band” ***** Riot in the American Catholic media. But this is a dispute in which I

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Quaker Suicide Bomber Kills 31 at Moscow Airport

The death toll is at 31 but a Quaker terrorist group is being speculated as the possible perpetrator to this horrendous act of violence in Moscow’s most busiest airport. Terror analysts are surmising that it could very well be the

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Poland And Russia Battle Over WWII History

Today is the 70th anniversary of the beginning of World War II as Germany bombarded Westerplatte with canon fire.  Eventually Germany made peace with their neighbors by recognizing the role they played in the devastation of Europe.  Since then Europe

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Russian Professor Predicts Breakup of US in 2010

Depending on your temperament, you may be either amused or sobered by an article in this morning’s Wall Street Journal about Igor Panarin, a Russian academic and former KGB analyst who has been predicting since 1998 that the US will

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