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Civil Society is Solidarity’s Natural Home

Here’s a depressing chart that compares American public education spending to student performance since 1970. (Via, Cato Institute.) And here’s a depressing chart that compares federal anti-poverty spending to the poverty rate since 1962. (Via, National Affairs.) One could find lots of disheartening charts like these, but these two will suffice for our purposes. Consider [...]

Inconvenient Truths

Catholics United, a left-wing advocacy group, has been calling on our bishops and priests to pledge to “keep politics out of our pulpits.” Catholic rectories and chanceries are hardly teeming with advocates of “far-right political causes,” as Catholics United has suggested, but for groups like Catholics United, who desperately want to see President Obama reelected, [...]

Paul Ryan: Civil Society is the Source of Solidarity

On Wednesday, Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan traveled to Cleveland State University to deliver what was billed in the press as a speech on poverty. But Ryan gave a speech that was about much more than anti-poverty policies or entitlement reform. The heart of Ryan’s speech was an articulation and defense of civil society, one that resonates [...]

Abortion-Inducing Drugs vs. Insulin: The Lack of Justice in the HHS Mandate

The following is a guest post by John Kennedy, CEO of Autocam. Kennedy is the business owner that filed suit last week, through our Legal Defense Fund, against Kathleen Sebelius and the Department of Health and Human Services to oppose the HHS Mandate. You can read more about the lawsuit here: CatholicVote.org/Freedom Are abortion-inducing drugs [...]

Between a Rock and a Libyan Hard Place

Last night’s presidential debate proved a fairly even match, which means those who want Mitt Romney to win next month are probably inclined to think he won the debate, and those who support President Obama are probably confident that he won. Even if undecided voters are still left undecided, the boost in confidence among the [...]

Bidenpalooza and the Death of Freedom

As Josh pointed out, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a press release flatly contradicting Vice President Joe Biden’s claims about the HHS Mandate from last night’s debate. Turns out Biden’s “facts” weren’t really facts after all. Many thanks to the USCCB for clarifying the matter. Now, speaking of clarifying, do the [...]

Mr. Vice President

What do you call a man who, though entrusted with the defense of innocents, “refuses” to defend the lives of those he believes to be innocent? What do you call someone who insists that his faith “defines” him but selectively refuses to act on that faith? And what do you call a man who, having [...]

Playing with Fire

The Obama campaign does not want this election to be a referendum on the President’s record. And so for months we’ve been told that this election is a choice between two contrasting views of the American future—“the clearest choice of any time in a generation,” as President Obama said at his party’s convention in Charlotte. [...]


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