Category Archives: Election 2016

At least three Catholics have 2016 on their minds

Before we get started, I wanted to be clear: 1. Just because someone calls themselves Catholic doesn’t mean we should automatically take them at their word. We’ve been burned too many times, from people like Nancy Pelosi to Joe Biden to Lisa Murkowski who all claim to be Catholic yet support legal abortion. 2. Given […]

UPDATED: Where the 2016 candidates stack up on religious liberty

NOTE: As I was finishing this post, I noticed that Maggie Gallagher published a similar article on this same topic over at The Pulse 2016. Go read her article as well!  UPDATED TO INCLUDE NEW REMARKS FROM RAND PAUL. We asked the members of CatholicVote: Should support for religious liberty be a requirement in giving […]

Walker wise to avoid gotcha question, but watch how Huckabee handled evolution

Imagine you’re the Governor of Wisconsin. You’re planning to run for president of the United States. You decide to travel to London. Your rationale for the trip is to increase Wisconsin’s international trade. And during a press conference on international trade the reporter asks you about… evolution? Well, it’s not surprising to me. Reporters love trying to trip […]

Profiles in Cowardice

The headline of Congressman Tim Ryan’s (D-OH) recent op-ed is: “Why I changed my thinking on abortion.” If that doesn’t give away the ending, this line from the second paragraph pretty much seals it: “My faith is important to me, and like many Catholics I strive to adhere to its principles, especially one of the […]

Five Take-Aways from Yesterday’s Midterm Election

Yesterday’s mid-term election was a big win for a Republican Party badly in need of good news. Here are five takeaways from yesterday’s election, beginning with the obvious: 1) A very good night for the GOP. This was always going to be a tough year for Democrats. Speculation that the government shutdown might cost the […]

No, Mitt, Don’t

A Message to Team Romney   Two recent news developments suggest Mitt Romney is sending up trial balloons to see if he should run again for president. First was a Thursday Washington Post op-ed about the need for a strong military. Second was a New Hampshire commercial on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. […]

Christie has a terrible record on judicial nominations

I never got as upset as other folks that Chris Christie hugged President Obama during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I do not believe that it cost Mitt Romney the election. (Romney’s 47% comment and his failure to push back on the ‘war on women’ were more consequential in that regard). And I have defended […]

Scott Walker’s new spokesperson raises questions

It’s no big secret that Scott Walker is thinking about a presidential run in 2016. But first he has to win reelection as Governor of Wisconsin this fall. And to help his reelection effort, Walker hired Alleigh Marre as his new campaign spokesperson. It turns out that Marre has in the past publicly supported legal abortion […]

A damaging video could haunt Rand Paul’s 2016 bid

Let me first state that I think the GOP’s foreign policy under George W. Bush was a disaster. I think many of you would agree with me that it would be better for the GOP to go back to a more modest foreign policy, similar to George Bush I. And on this note, Senator Rand […]


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