Is Laura Bush a feminist?

Sewall-Belmont House is a museum dedicated to advancing women and every year they honor a woman for that purpose.  Past recipients include Katie Couric, Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton.  This year, the board picked former First Lady, Laura Bush, but feminists across the country are hopping mad and twenty-one of them sent a letter of protest to the current board.  One of the many prominent femi... More

Reader: Perry has ‘most at stake’ in debate, Establishment pick usually wins, Cain vs. Clinton, Nuke apology?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has the most at stake in tonight’s GOP debate. Perry has slipped for three straight weeks in the polls and Herman Cain’s support has skyrocketed. Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker noted that Perry was not on the campaign trail at all yesterday. “But the candidate with perhaps... More

Reader: GOP wins 2 House seats, Sandoval endorses Perry, McDonnell super-popular in Virginia

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. It’s been 88 years since a non-Democrat won New York’s 9th Congressional District, held recently by scandal-tarnished Anthony Weiner. The New York City district covers portions of Queens and Brooklyn. But yesterday, pro-life and pro-family Catholic Bob Turner won the seat by a large margin, 54% to 46%. M... More

Prayers for the Special Ops casualties.

One Navy Special Warfare source called it “the worst day in our history by a mile.” Twenty-two Navy SEALs, 8 other U.S. military personnel, and 7 Afghan commandos were killed when their chinook crashed in Afghanistan. Dangerous things are done around the world by men and women dedicated to preserving and protecting our freedoms. Tragedies of this magnitude underscore that fact. The sp... More

8 year-old Afghan girl tricked into carrying bomb

This headline should tell us all we need to know about the kind of people our brave troops are fighting in Afghanistan. Sadly this child’s fate is not an aberration. The abuse and humiliation of women and children is all too common in this culture. It is a barbarism that is difficult for us to comprehend. Were it not for pictures and videos we might not even believe it. Aisha received a prost... More
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Jus ad Bellum et in Bello: Just War Theory, today.

So what to do with Just War doctrine when considering what transpired the other day? In the raid that bagged Osama bin Laden, the United States sent a military team into another country without that country’s explicit authorization or involvement to conduct a military operation against a target within that country’s borders. The team accomplished its narrowly defined mission and then l... More
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