The Left Stuff

NASA administrator Charles Bolden in an interview with Al Jazeera, tells us all we really need to know about the Obama administration: “When I became the NASA administrator — or before I became the NASA administrator — he charged me

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John Adams, Sedition and the Obama Administration

The greatest blunder of the John Adams administration was the Sedition Act.  It inflamed his adversaries and gave color to their accusations that Adams was a tyrant.  It is stunning that the same men who had fought in the Revolution

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Pro-life Victory: Dawn Johnsen Withdraws

The White House on Friday announced that Dawn Johnsen has withdrawn her nomination by Obama to head of the Office of Legal Counsel.  This was after a year during which it became increasingly clear that Republicans in the Senate, joined

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The Obama Administration and Freedom of Speech

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government

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Live and Let Die

  Commenters cminor and dminor, at their always well worth reading blog the minor premise, have a parody of Live and Let Die in honor of the policy of the Obama administration policy towards severely wounded veterans as described in my earlier

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Obama Administration to Severely Wounded Vets: Suicide is Painless!

As the Wall Street Journal reports here, the Veteran’s Administration is providing seriously wounded veterans with a pamphlet entitled “Your Life, Your Choices“, which encourages veterans to refuse treatment and die.

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Witches, Essays, Agriculture and More

I was thinking of writing a lengthy piece over lunch, when I wrote up my task list and realized that “lunch” needed to be no more than twenty minutes long. So instead, I present a number of pieces that struck

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The Anchoress On Fire

The Anchoress is on fire here about the ham-fisted efforts of the Obama administration to stifle dissent.  Eventually someone in Obama’s administration is going to have a “Yamamoto moment” and turn to him and say words to the effect of:    I

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Malta and Doug

As I predicted here, some of the Maltese are beginning to cast a jaundiced eye at Douglas Kmiec, the proposed ambassador to Malta.  Father Z has all the details here.  Doug, the wages of political sycophancy just are not what

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Obama sends Bush's Council on Bioethics packing; what does the future hold?

After disbanding the [President Bush’s] Council on Bioethics, what kind of advisory body will Obama put together? — Elenor K. Schoen considers the question for the Catholic World Report.:

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You Mean Running Up Trillions in New Debt May Not Be Good Politics?

The Washington Post reported Sunday here, hattip to Instapundit, that the White House is getting nervous about the political fallout from the unprecedented spend-and-borrow binge upon which  Obama has placed the country. “Results from a Gallup survey released last week show that

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Miguel H. Diaz Is A Latino, Yeah!

Miguel H. Diaz has been chosen by President Obama, peace be upon him, as the new ambassador to the Holy See.  The secular media and Catholic Left has been hailing Mr. Diaz as a Rahner scholar and “pro-life” Democrat.  Jesuit

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This Is Not One To Fight

The protests around Obama’s honorary degree from Notre Dame University had many of the more politically progressive Catholic voices complaining that pro-life advocates had moved into a practice of loudly protesting absolutely everything that seemed vaguely positive for Obama without

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How Long in the Wilderness?

Reflecting on Nancy Pelosi and the torture controversies, E.D. Kain makes the following prediction: To me, Pelosi’s denial (and accusation against the CIA) lays bare a deeper truth about the Democrats.  Without Obama they’d be nearly as big a mess

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Obama Wants Living Constitution Theory For SCOTUS Nominee

With the announced retirement of Supreme Court Justice David Souter President Obama wasted no time in addressing the issue of what he’s looking for to fill this vacancy.  In so many words he clearly stated his desire for an activist judge with

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Sorry Doug!

Jenkins has found someone to substitute for Mary Ann Glendon.  John T. Noonan, Jr., a Reagan appointee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Dawn Johnsen

Obama has picked Dawn Johnsen to head the Office of Legal Counsel for the  Department of Justice.  Dawn Johnsen was the legal director of the National Abortion Rights Action League back in the eighties.

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Maybe I should turn myself in?

The Obama administration knows who the real enemies of the US are:  conservatives.

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Obama Appoints Anti-Catholic Bigot to Advisory Council

Hattip to Jay Anderson at Pro Ecclesia.  With a sense of irony I would admire under other circumstances, President Obama has appointed anti-Catholic bigot Harry Knox to the Advisory Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  Mr. Knox is a

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Vatican Rejected Three Obama Candidates For Ambassador

Today the Washington Times is reporting that the Vatican has rejected at least three candidates for ambassador.  Could one of those candidates been Doug Kmiec?  Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago?  Caroline Kennedy?  The Headline Bistro is reporting that Senator John Kerry is

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US Ambassadorship to Vatican Difficult for Obama to Fill

According to a Newsmax article from last Thursday, the Obama administration is having difficulty staffing the position of ambassador to the Vatican: According to Massimo Franco, author of “Parallel Empires,” a recently published book on U.S.-Vatican relations, the Obama administration

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 3-18-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. Cardinal George had a private unscheduled 30 minute meeting with President Barack Obama yesterday afternoon.  Outside of the normal platitudes issued between the USCCB and the White

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Obama Broken Promises, A Continuing Series

During the campaign Obama was adamant that he would close the terrorist holding facility at Guantanamo. Now, well he says he will still close it, but it won’t be done quickly.

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Hmmm

  A bit more to the Richardson removal from consideration as Commerce Secretary than I first thought.  Apparently the Obama campaign got $30,000.00 from David Rubin, the man at the center of the Richardson pay for play investigation.  This would

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Under the Bus-A Continuing Series

This is the initial post in what I expect to be a long running series here at American Catholic:  members of the Obama administration who resign in disgrace.  First up:  Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, nominee for Commerce Secretary, who

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Obama taps pro-life Catholic for DNC Chair? — Guess again.

“A Pro-Life DNC Chair!”, crows an apparently elated Michael Sean Winters in America, at the news that President-elect Obama has tapped the Virginian governor for DNC chair: I never thought I would live to see the day. If anyone had

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Obama's Internship?

From the most dependable news source on the Internet, the Onion.  I missed this during the campaign for some reason.  Zapatero and Obama do seem to go together, and, as in the case of Obama and many Americans  in this

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Hmmm

It is usually a bad sign when a President’s Chief of Staff is ducking questions.  To all those outside the Land of Lincoln, welcome to Chicago politics 101! Update I: I think Emanuel may be an ex-chief of staff even

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Buyer's Remorse?

Politico reports here that liberals are concerned that Obama may steer a course as President that is too moderate for them.

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Trust Us, We Were Lying!

One of the arguments I’m starting to get very tired of is that when Senator Obama addressed Planned Parenthood and promised that the first thing he would do as President would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act (thus

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FOCA meet the USCCB

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have made fighting against the Freedom of Choice Act a high priority in their current meeting.  The Catholic Church and the incoming Obama administration are on a  collision course in regard to abortion. 

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Let's Get Started!

Great: President-elect Obama is planning to quickly change President Bush’s ban on federal funding for research that creates & kills human beings to get their precious embryonic stem cells.

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Obama Broken Promises, A Continuing Series

Shazam, as Gomer Pyle used to say in the Sixties!  The Iraqi government claims that Senator Obama has reassured them that he will not precipitously withdraw troops from Iraq, and it appears that the end of 2011 might be a target

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