Joshua Mercer

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Joshua Mercer

Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also bimonthly columnist with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and five children.

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Religious freedom is a constitutional right not a “tax exempt status”

I don't mean to pick on my friend Matt Lewis, who wrote a splendid article called When 'leave us alone' became 'bake us a cake!" He's talking about proposed legislation in Arizona which would allow... More

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Why do we have a national romance day?

Look, I love celebrating the feast days of Catholic saints. And Saint Valentine was a martyr for the faith, so he has my profound respect. But when exactly did we decide that February 14th should be ... More

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Rand Paul’s very clever attack on Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton is traveling to Kentucky later this month to raise money for Democrat Alison Grimes' campaign against Mitch McConnell, R-KY. So fellow Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul (... More

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The President sends author of Obamacare to China

Max Baucus was the chief author of Obamacare in the United States Senate. So Max is proudly running for reelection, right? No way. Back in April 2013, Baucus announced that he wasn't going ... More

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Kudos to Katie Couric

This doesn't happen often, but I have something positive to say about a major media personality. Here is a report by Katie Couric (for her new talk show) about sex trafficking. Sex trafficking is ... More

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Cuomo says pro-lifers not welcome in New York, Jindal invites them to Louisiana

Governor Bobby Jindal (pictured on the right) is letting pro-life New Yorkers know that they will feel right at home in his state of Louisiana. "Hey displaced and persecuted New Yorkers… You ... More

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Republicans likely to maintain control of House

Barack Obama came to North Carolina today to give a speech. But two Democrats from the Tarheel State reacted vastly different to his arrival in their home state. Senator Kay Hagan has a 100% voting... More

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Why do we support marriage as a union of one man and one woman?

It's not about romance. And it's not about the desires of adults. Speaking before lawmakers in Indiana yesterday, Ryan Anderson eloquently stated why the state has an interest in marriage that ... More

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Why are young people pro-life, but also favor marriage re-definition?

My friend John Burger asked that very question to marriage defender Ryan Anderson. Here's what he said: I think it’s largely that they haven’t had the argument made to them. Forty years ago, ... More

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It’s one of the greatest achievements in human history — and no one is talking about it

As a child of the 80s, I remember We Are the World. Yeah, the song is terrible, but it was nice to see rock stars care about charity. Back then poverty in Africa was in the news all the time. But thin... More


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