Dan Flaherty

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Dan Flaherty

Dan Flaherty is a freelance writer living in southeastern Wisconsin with a passion for the Catholic Church, the pre-1968 Democratic Party, the city of Boston and the world of sports. He is the owner of TheSportsNotebook.com, and the author of Fulcrum, an Irish Catholic novel set in late 1940s Boston.

Recent Posts

Michigan Dares To Have Planned Parenthood Play By The Rules

The state legislature in Michigan is moving towards a monumental attack on health care in America and taking down women’s health while they’re at it. Did you hear? Perhaps not, amidst the public... More

Obama’s Medicare Myopia Threatens Fiscal Future

By all accounts, the budget talks between President Obama and House Speaker Boehner have stalled, and one reason is a failure to come to some reasonable agreement on spending cuts. Richard Durbin, a l... More

Was The Michigan Labor Fight Worth The Risk?

Conservatives are celebrating today, as the state of Michigan has passed so-called “right-to-work” legislation aimed at undermining the labor unions in the private sector. In the most labor-frie... More

The Resistance To ObamaCare Keeps Going

In the lead-up to the presidential election, the opponents of ObamaCare warned that the November 6 vote was America’s last chance to end the health care law that was passed in early 2010. While the ... More

Stopping The Political Manipulation Of The Poor

Pope Benedict XVI stepped out with a radical, controversial initiative yesterday—the pope issued a directive saying that Catholic charitable institutions have to be…well, you know…Catholic. As i... More

The Sellout Of The U.S. Economy Accelerates

Global trade might not be an issue that gets talked about much during a presidential campaign, but it sure gets acted on a lot in the immediate aftermath. From the Obama Administration’s decision to... More

Obama Quickly Caves To China

Well, it didn’t take long for a re-elected President Obama to choose China and multi-national businesses over the blue-collar electoral base that enabled his victories throughout the Midwest earlier... More

How The Hispanic Vote Can Change America

The Hispanic vote went heavily for President Obama in the recently-concluded presidential election, and its aftermath is the one most obvious consequence of the usual mix of soul-searching, self-immol... More

How The Republicans Can Start Winning The Rustbelt

There’s no been no shortage of Republican self-evaluation in the wake of the 2012 elections. Some of this is overkill—their telegenically-challenged nominee lost by two percentage points to a man ... More

Will The Gutting Of Midwest Manufacturing Continue?

Organized labor delivered its votes to President Obama nine days ago, as did voters who at least sympathize with the causes of labor. Now the question is, will Obama deliver back—and by deliver, I d... More


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