Category Archives: Politics

What Do You Mean “We,” Mr. President?

Recently I posted a few comments on the claim made by some conservatives that the president comes off as a narcissist because, they say, of his excessive use of the personal pronoun, as well as the defense of him that can be made on this.  Among other things, I noted that it is not just [...]

Narcissist in Chief?

John McWhorter has an interesting article at the Daily Beast in which he discusses the assertion made by some commentators on the right that President Obama is a narcissist.  McWhorter thinks the charge is off base, and he suggests that it is made simply because the people making it are biased against the president.  Here [...]

An Open Letter to the People of Scotland

Dear Scotland: I understand that sometimes it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, but it seems to me that [...]

Cardinal O’Malley Reacts to New Proof That Obamacare Covers Abortions

  A new report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on September 15 has identified over a thousand health plans eligible for federal premium subsidies that cover elective abortions.  The GAO is an independent reviewing agency of the U.S. government. This news “confirms the U.S. bishops’ longstanding concern about abortion coverage” in the [...]

Non-Partisan Political Prognosticator Predicts Republican Wave

Stuart Rothenberg, one of the two most famous American electoral handicappers (the other is Charlie Cook) is predicting a Republican wave in the upcoming Senate elections–sort of.  Rothenberg makes clear that his numbers do not at this point show such a thing happening.  But he also makes clear that he has been observing elections for [...]

What I Saw at the “In Defense of Christians” Summit

An important effort to defend persecuted Christians in Iraq and elsewhere has been tainted by accusations of Antisemitism against some high level participants.  I think that’s unfair – above all to Christians at the mercy of ISIS at this hour– and would like to offer my eyewitness account of the event in question to offer [...]


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