Eighty Years Ago the Spanish Civil War Begins

    Eighty years ago the Spanish Civil War began on July 17, 1936 with elements of the Spanish military rising against the leftist government.  Rorate Caeli has been running a series on the murderous persecution of the Church in

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Trump Speech Open Thread

  I will be doing a write up on the speech tomorrow.  I would like commenters and contributors to react to the speech in the comboxes as it is delivered tonight.

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Transparent Indoctrination

Further evidence that tolerance has never been the goal of the left in this country: Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported that the California State Board of Education voted unanimously to include study of the contributions of lesbian, gay,

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A Pro at Work

  My favorite speech last night was by Newt Gingrich.  I have never seen Gingrich give a bad speech and he was at the top of his game last night.  Note how he deftly attempted at the beginning of his speech

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Of Veep Speeches and What Might Have Been

  Mike Pence never has been known as an orator, but he rose to the occasion last night and gave the best speech of his career.  He will give the Trump campaign some much needed stability and dignity, and, surprisingly, some

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Exit Ted Cruz: For Now

  Only Trump knows why he decided to give a prime time slot to Ted Cruz when he knew, based upon an advance copy of his speech, that Cruz would not endorse him.  It might well be a final sign

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PopeWatch: Emeritus?

  The personal secretary of the Pope Emeritus is speaking out again.   Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s long-time personal secretary, has given a sweeping interview in which he accuses his fellow German bishops of downplaying Catholic dogma,

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