Category Archives: Democratic Party

Iraq, Obamacare, and the Uncertain Future of American Politics

Now that the partial government shutdown is over, the news is becoming more focused on problems with the launch of the Affordable Care Act.  Writing in the New York Times, Ross Douthat offered this analogy: Like the Bush administration in Iraq, the White House seems to have invaded the health insurance marketplace with woefully inadequate [...]

Five Questions with Michael Novak

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. Today we feature an interview with author Michael Novak, who recently penned a book about his life called Writing From Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative. He spoke with CatholicVote’s Joshua Mercer.   Today, the Catholic vote is [...]

Mitch McConnell isn’t the problem. Mark Begich is the problem.

There are many people today who are furious at Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Boehner for accepting this deal and ending the shutdown. Not me.  I’m done with a fighting a losing battle. I’m more than happy to focus attention on the colossal on-going disaster which is the Obamacare rollout. The Defund strategy was doomed [...]

Paul Ryan, Statesman

In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Congressman Paul Ryan made the case for a compromise to end the government shutdown, address the approaching debt limit, and start down the path to long-term fiscal sanity. Our government may be in the midst of a crisis, but Ryan also sees opportunity—there is something to be gained for both [...]

Cardinal Burke: Pelosi Should be Denied Communion

We hear lots of talk about the importance of “dialogue”, and truly the ability to find common ground and converse with those who do not share our Catholic Faith is the basis of evangelization. But Our Lord also commanded His disciples to shake the dust from their feet when they encountered a people who would [...]

The Anthony Weiner Test

Why would anybody seriously consider voting for Anthony Weiner for a position of serious responsibility like Mayor of New York City?  Weiner had to leave Congress under a cloud a couple of years ago because it came out that he had tweeted obscene photos of himself to various women.  In an attempted political comeback he [...]

Abortion and its Evil Twin, Euphemism

   “Nor is the lie the only means of falsehood. They all speak with a Nazi double talk with which to deceive the unwary. Before we accept their word at what seems to be its face, we must always look for hidden meanings.” ~Robert H. Jackson, Closing Argument Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials Hidden meanings abounded [...]

The Abortionistas: Making Celebrities Instead of Arguments

In its unrelenting effort to promote abortion, the mainstream media anointed its latest abortion celebrity. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis is the latest in a long line of media darlings, along with Sandra Fluke, christened for celebrity sainthood for their opposition to anti abortion laws. The 3 major Sunday talk shows prominently featured Wendy, the [...]

The Sacred Ground Rules of Reverend Mother Pelosi

    George Bernard Shaw was fond of saying ‘that no question is so difficult to answer, as that to which the answer is obvious.’ House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked one of those questions by the Weekly Standard’s John McCormack at a press conference last week, “What is the moral difference between what [...]


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