There’s nothing patriotic about President Obama’s ‘new economic patriotism’

I don’t buy the narrative being pushed by the Democratic Party that Governor Romney was in any way disrespectful, impolite or rude during last week’s presidential debate. He came off assertive, bold, and – to borrow a term from Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly – fresh. He needed to persuade Americans that he’s not the stiff-necked caricature Democrats make him out to be. And polls suggest h... More

A Presidential Debate on Contraception?

Vice President Biden and others charge that Republicans have made birth control the centerpiece of this election.  That is false, of course, but it is a topic worthy of debate.  It could go something like this… Interviewer: President Obama, Please tell us your position on contraception: President Obama: I don’t know why Republicans have decided to wage war on women and restrict access to bir... More

The CDF’s condom conclusion, and mine

When the pope’s comments on condoms ignited (yet another) controversy over the Church’s teaching on the subject one month ago, I and others were criticized for allegedly reading into the pope’s words what we wanted him to say. It was claimed we were twisting the pope’s words to suit our opinion. Yesterday the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a clarification... More

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