Category Archives: President Obama

When Standing Up Means Actually Standing Up

An estimated crowd of 1.6 million people gathered in Paris on January 11 to stand in solidarity and in condemnation of the violent attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo by Islamic Jihadists just four days earlier.  Another two million rallied in other cities around Paris on January 10 and 11, including 300,000 in Lyons [...]

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 [...]

Stephen King, JFK, Jesus, Reagan and Obama

What kind of story would attract the guy directing the new Star Wars and new Star Trek movies to do an Internet-only TV series? Stephen King’s Kennedy assassination novel 11-22-63 is what. J. J. Abrams has been announced as the director of the story as a Hulu miniseries. I just finished the massive 880-page 2012 book [...]

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 [...]

Did Notre Dame Just Go Off the Cliff?

Despite its ongoing lawsuit against the Obama administration over its employee health care plan, the University of Notre Dame’s student insurance plan will cover contraceptives and abortifacients. This is bad news.  Really bad. And for a lot of people holding out hope for, or actively working for, the renewal of Catholic identity at Notre Dame, [...]


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