So Much For the Trump as Pawn of Putin Meme

    When Senator Hayne of South Carolina told Senator Benton of Missouri that he doubted if Jackson would really hang anyone, Benton, a good friend of Jackson and a man who had shot him in a brawl, one of many

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PopeWatch: Father Benoka

The Cavalry that Christians throughout the Middle East, and particularly in Syria and Iraq have been undergoing continues unabated: Pope Francis telephoned a priest serving refugees at a camp in northern Iraq last month after receiving a heartfelt letter from

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Syria and Iraq

    More from Strategy Page on the situation in Iraq and how it relates to the winding down of the revolt in Syria:   Currently ISIL is trying to gain complete control over eastern Syria and western Iraq. That is

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Speak Loudly and Carry No Stick

      Obama, the anti-Theodore Roosevelt: U.S. and Russian negotiators reached an agreement Saturday calling for an  inventory of Syria’s chemical weapons program and seizing all of its components  within a year. The plan includes imposing penalties if Syrian

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Obama is Charlie Brown to Putin’s Lucy

  Well that didn’t take long.  Putin makes Obama look completely like a clown by reeling back the lifeline he tossed to him on Syria:       Russia is not keen at this stage for a binding U.N. Security

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Oops, I Wonder if They Will Give Back the Donations?

  It will be amusing, if not edifying, to see the rapid back flips today from the same liberals who were all in favor of the Syrian intervention prior to Putin’s proposal.  In the age of Obama, all backing of

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Rank Amateurs

I didn’t think the Syrian fiasco could get much worse.  Now it has.  Fearing the near certainty that Congress would not authorize an attack on Syria, Obama has supported a Russian proposal to have Assad turn over his chemical weapons to

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Biden Predicted War in Syria!

    Our Veep and Beloved National Clown, on September 2, 2012, predicted the war against Syria.  He just was mistaken about the name of the man who wanted to go to war in Syria:   Vice President Joe Biden

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Profiles in Obama

What an Obama like Senatorial delegation Massachusetts has.  Ed Markey, a truly worthless machine pol from Massachusetts, voted present on the Syrian resolution.  Fauxcahontas  Elizabeth Warren, the other seat warmer in the Senate from the Bay State, has indicated she has

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Various & Sundry, 9/4/13

The Priest’s Side of the Confessional When Simcha Fisher wrote last week about reasons to go to Confession, someone protested that Priests would be feel burnt out from hearing too many Confessions. Well scratch that excuse off the list because

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Top Ten Reasons Syria Differs From Iraq

    President Obama was an ardent critic of the war in Iraq.  Here are suggestions for arguments to be made explaining how intervention in Syria is completely different from intervention in Iraq. 1.  Assad has used chemical weapons on

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Various & Sundry, 9/3/13

Tonight’s V&S has a Syria-heavy theme. It’s pretty much what everyone’s talking about, so I apologize in advance. Not so Smart Power If there’s a sub-theme to tonight’s post it’s that everything you heard Democrats say a few years vis

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Syria: Never Mind!

          After coming under intense criticism for his decision to intervene in Syria,  Obama stunned his aides by at the last moment deciding to consult with Congress after all:       After a 45-minute walk

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Ditto

        Some of the best analysis of political issues on the net is contained at the site Baseball Crank.  The site owner loves baseball and has many posts about it.  I, to put it mildly, do not share

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Various & Sundry, 8/30/13

Kevin William’s Modest Proposal Kevin Williamson thinks Allison Benedikt is right – rich liberals have a moral obligation to send their kids to public school. And he has a way to make it fair. People hold capital in the form

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To Intervene or Not to Intervene, that is the Question

      President Obama is deciding whether to intervene in Syria against the Assad regime.  I think any hesitation is for show, and the decision to intervene has been made.  Intervening in the Syrian Civil War is not popular, so

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Various & Sundry, 8/28/13

Obama’s Half-Measures with Syria I disagree with Abrams that we should intervene, but he’s right about Obama’s approach. Why are a hundred thousand killed by conventional means not a cause for action, but several hundred killed from chemical weapons means

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WEDNESDAY EXTRA EDITION

A round-up of some of the best punditry in the Catholic Blogosphere, courtesy of ThePulp.it: “Why Is Mugabe Visiting the Vatican?” – James Kirchick, New Republic . . .Mark Stricherz of Catholic Vote wrote about this here. . . God

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