Category Archives: Politics

Loaded Language on “Marriage” Heads to the Supreme Court

During Pope Francis’ Encounter with Families in the Philippines this week, the Holy Father commented on particular threats to the good of the family, saying, “The family is also threatened by growing efforts on the part of some to redefine the very institution of marriage, by relativism, by the culture of the ephemeral, by a [...]

Congress, Catholics, and the Vanishing Pro-Life Democrat

Yesterday, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released some statistics on the religious composition of the new 114th Congress, which includes more Catholics (with 164) than any Congress in history. That’s about 31% of Congress that identifies as Catholics, compared with about 22% of American adults. Sadly, while the number of Catholics in [...]

Leo Strauss, Conservatism, and Catholicism

Over at Public Discourse, I have a review of Michael and Catherine Zuckert’s excellent new book on Leo Strauss, the German-American teacher of political philosophy whose legacy has proven so controversial.  In the review, I try to orient Strauss in relation to American conservatism.  The relationship is more complicated than many people think, I argue. [...]

The President and Who We are as a People

The always excellent Andrew Ferguson has a good piece at the Weekly Standard commenting on President Obama’s habit of using the expression “who we are as a people.”  As is usual with Ferguson’s writing, it is both funny and insightful. Partly restating Ferguson’s points, and partly developing them, I would say there are three things [...]

The President’s Immigration Order

We will soon see what, exactly, the president’s executive order on immigration looks like.  The various accounts of it that have been floated over the last few months, however, give some sense of what it will be like, and also raise some serious concerns about it.  Probably it will involve the president’s decision to defer [...]

Obamacare architect calls American voters stupid

The architect of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber, is caught on camera saying voters are ‘stupid’ and can easily be fooled by lack of political transparency. He said that backers of Obamacare purposely made the law complicated so the average American citizen would not understand what was happening. We have long said that Obamacare was built on [...]

Where the Louisiana Senate Candidates Stand on the Issues

We’re in overtime in Louisiana! Because no candidate received over 50% of the vote on November 4, the top candidates are facing off on December 6. The two candidates are Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy. The CatholicVote.org Research Team has been hard at work this election season to ensure that Catholic voters [...]

How Congress Makes or Breaks a President

The conventional wisdom says America’s success or failure is all about the president. Bush was a bad one, so the economy tanked … and Clinton was a good one so the economy soared. Obama’s a good president but he can’t “get things done” because Congress just says no to everything, and now that will just [...]

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 [...]


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