Category Archives: Republican Party

Paul Ryan, Statesman

In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Congressman Paul Ryan made the case for a compromise to end the government shutdown, address the approaching debt limit, and start down the path to long-term fiscal sanity. Our government may be in the midst of a crisis, but Ryan also sees opportunity—there is something to be gained for both [...]

The Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling: What Would Abraham Lincoln Say?

Does every Supreme Court ruling deserve our total and unhesitating support?  No.  That, at least, was the view of one of our greatest citizens and statesmen, Abraham Lincoln. I thought of this when I read about the rather weak–it seemed to me–reactions of leading Republicans to U.S. v. Windsor, in which the Supreme Court presumed [...]

Dubyapalooza: Catholics Share the Presidential W. Love

After the Dubyapalooza at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, a badly needed reassessment of former President Bush is underway. I offer my 2 cents at the National Catholic Register, based in part on what we covered at the time. For space, I had to cut one quote which I [...]

Obamacare? Oh no. Lawmakers and Aides are better than that.

First, this report is from the same sort of “unnamed sources” that feed bad info, so it may not be true. (Or it may be true, and it’s coming to light and the *%)$#!storm that is breaking because of it will cause all high-level persons involved to treat it like a baby in Kermit Gosnell’s [...]

What Rand Paul should have said at Howard University

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul gave an important speech last week at Howard University – a historically black institution located in our nation’s capital. The prevailing wisdom is that Paul, a Republican, did as best he could given the skepticism of the mostly African American audience. His visit had its ups and downs, and I’ll explain what those [...]

African American voices are being drowned out of the gay marriage debate

In the weeks following Pope Benedict’s decision to abdicate the papacy, the American media made sure to provide a platform to Catholics who disagree with Church leaders on issues like women’s ordination and gay marriage. Networks like CNN, PBS and ABC gave ample time to representatives from the aging LCWR and the left-leaning NC Reporter yet largely ignored the [...]

There’s nothing conservative about redefining marriage

This week is Holy Week. It’s also when the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. I haven’t read the full transcript of today’s proceedings on Proposition 8, but I will over the next couple of days, so expect a follow-up post. In the months leading [...]

Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi will represent the United States at Pope Francis’ Inaugural Mass

Vice President Joe Biden, Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia will represent the United States at the Mass of Inauguration for Pope Francis on March 19th, according to the Daily Caller. I sincerely hope Pope Francis denies Communion to Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden. Not because I’m [...]

How’s That Popey Changey Thing Workin’ out for ya?

Politicians and religious leaders around the world weigh in on the election of Pope Francis: President Barack Obama Pope Francis is a “champion of the poor and the most vulnerable among us.”  Pope Francis “carries forth the message of love and compassion that has inspired the world for more than 2,000 years – that in [...]

Shocking! Bill Clinton changes views on marriage

Former President Bill Clinton has joined President Obama – a man whose 2008 presidential campaign Clinton once referred to as a “fairy tale” – in advocating for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, a bill he signed into law in 1996. Clinton, in an op-ed published March 7th, writes “it was a very [...]


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