Category Archives: Republican Party

All Souls: A Personal Prayer for Departed Artists

Yesterday, Nov. 1, actor and United States Senator Fred Thompson passed away from lymphoma at the age of 73. I had the inestimable pleasure of sitting next to him during a press luncheon several years ago. It was an election year, and one of the publicists told me it was because she knew that Thompson and I were simpatico, […]

From Bush to Fiorina to Trump — How Do Catholics Feel?

For The Tidings, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I polled some Catholics of my acquaintance, both in L.A. and beyond, on their feelings about the GOP candidates, in the wake of the Sept. 16 presidential debates at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. A reminder: They commented on former HP […]

House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood. What happens next?

The United States House of Representatives passed a bill this afternoon defunding Planned Parenthood 248-187. Three Republicans voted against the bill. They were: Representatives Charlie Dent (PA), Robert Dold (IL), and Richard Hanna (NY). Two Democrats voted for the bill. They were: Representatives Dan Lipinski (IL) and Collin Peterson (MN). Representative Steve King (R-IA) basically […]

Jailing Elected Officials Threatens Democracy, Risks Judicial Dictatorship

Kim Davis, Democrat, went to jail rather than violate her Christian values. For this, she is getting hammered by those who think they own the Democratic Party and can decide who gets to be a “real” Democrat. Donald Trump, Republican, supports sending her to jail. Meanwhile, Republican Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an order in […]



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