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Mark Cuban explains the current student loan crisis in less than 90 seconds

I don’t watch the NBA, but this is enough to make me a fan of the Dallas Mavericks. Their semi-obnoxious owner nailed the problem with $1 trillion in college debt that is crushing Millennials — and the adverse effects its having not just on them but everyone. Politicians love to sell themselves as problem solvers [...]

Paul Ryan grills IRS Commissioner: “I don’t believe you.”

I have watched so many committee meetings and most are more boring than soccer. But when Paul Ryan spoke to the IRS Commissioner, fireworks ensued. The purpose of the Internal Revenue Service is to collect tax revenues for the federal government. It is not to be used as a political tool by the President and [...]

CatholicVote Sponsors ‘Pelosi Buses’ at March For Marriage

Pelosi Intimidation of Catholic Bishop Backfires CHICAGO — Four “Pelosi Buses” full of traditional marriage supporters are headed to the nation’s capital today for the annual March for Marriage. The buses are sponsored by members of CatholicVote.org in response to California Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s recent letter to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone urging him to [...]

The Pope Francis Playlist: Songs Against the Idolatry of Money

Pope Francis likes to warn against the idolatry of money so prevalent in our day… so I made a Pope Francis Playlist. The songs excoriate, lament or exhort those who consider money something more important than God and/or man. What songs did I miss? Let me know in the comments! Dust Bowl Dance You’ve got to [...]

C.S. Lewis and Donald Sterling

What has Donald Sterling to do with C.S. Lewis? This: Sterling’s racist remarks, and the public reaction to them, remind us of the truth–and continued relevance–of C.S. Lewis’s argument for moral realism in his little classic, The Abolition of Man. This is the argument of one of my recent pieces for Public Discourse.  Here is [...]

Boko Haram and “Extrajudicial Killing”

The Washington Post has an editorial on Nigeria’s efforts to deal with the Boko Haram kidnappings.  Besides condemning these heinous acts, it also complains about the approach to the problem by the government of Nigeria.  Among other things, it notes that the government has, according to human rights groups, resorted to “extrajudicial killings.” I have [...]

Is Donald Sterling Getting (Legal) Justice?

Is Donald Sterling getting legal justice?  Maybe not, according to conservative lawyer A.J. Delgado. At National Review Online, Delgado contends that the penalties imposed on Sterling may not actually be justified under the NBA’s constitution and by-laws.  This is not necessarily to say that Sterling did nothing wrong for which the NBA could punish him. [...]

Waking up in St. Peter’s Square

Waking up in St. Peter’s Square feels like a dream. If you plan on going to the canonization, you’re not going to sleep the night before, so it’s not actually a dream. You head to St. Peter’s Square in the wee hours of the morning and pray for a miracle to find a way into [...]

Visualizing the Paschal Triduum

Easter is here! Alleluia! As we contemplate this joyous season, here is a visual representation in word cloud form of the rites of the Paschal Triduum from the past several days. Holy Thursday: Good Friday: Easter Vigil:


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