Lies, Libertarians, and the Future: The Virginia Election is a Bellwether for the Nation

It’s Election Day in Virginia. With polls putting the unlikable Terry McAuliffe ahead by six points at the eleventh hour, it’s anyone’s guess how this is going to turn out, but it’s not looking good for lovers of life and liberty. In the mix is no small amount of misinformation. My 16-year-old daughter was assigned a research project for her American Government class, in ... More

A Rallying Cry For Virginia, And For Decency

In less than a week, Virginians will go to the polls to elect a new governor. On the ticket are two contenders: Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s current Attorney General — a pro-life, pro-business, small-government, constitutionalist Catholic father of seven children; and Terry McAuliffe, former head of the DNC — a pro-abortion, tax-and-spend, pro-Obamacare, progressive, anti-Catholic&... More


This Tuesday, Support Rick Santorum!

This Tuesday, Missouri holds its Republican primary and Colorado and Minnesota hold their caucuses. If you have reservations about supporting Mitt Romney, and live in one of these three states, this is your last chance to prevent Mitt from winning the GOP nomination. To put it bluntly, I don’t think Newt Gingrich will be able to challenge Mitt Romney in a 1-on-1 race. Santorum has proven (in... More

Reader: Election 2011 results, Paterno to resign, Christmas tree tax, Bishop warns of ‘Atheocracy’

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Republicans take over Virginia Senate, pending a recount. Bryce Reeves (right) has an 86 vote lead. If that holds, the GOP will control both house of the Legislature and the Governor’s office. Ohio voters rejected GOP’s public union reform plan but also rejected President Obama’s hea... More

Reader: Majority of Democrat voters rarely or never go to church, DC Circuit rules for Obamacare, Election Day 2011

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. New Gallup poll claims that a majority of Democratic voters (52%) rarely or never attend church. Election Day today: Personhood Amendment in MS, Public employee reform plan in OH, Guv race in KY, GOP hopes to win State Senate in VA, Controversial anti-immigration candidate up for recall in... More

Update: Victory for Marriage in New York!

As Josh mentioned, the special election that I’ve been following closely in New York’s 9th Congressional District (Brooklyn and Queens, NY) to replace disgraced Anthony Wiener took place yesterday and I’m happy to report that pro-life, pro-marriage Catholic candidate Bob Turner defeated pro-abort, pro-gay-marriage David Weprin by an astonishing 8%! For the first time since 1923 a... More

A Super Tuesday for Social Issues? [Updated]

Well, at least a mini Super Tuesday. The North Carolina Senate just voted to allow the people of that state to vote to define marriage as between one man and one woman in May 2012 by a vote of 30-16 (the N.C. House voted to pass the same bill by a margin of 75-42 yesterday). … that sound you aren’t hearing is the sound of the mainstream media ignoring the news. Meanwhile, the special e... More

Required Reading: Public Discourse’s Symposium on the 2012 Election

Public Discourse is a flagship of conservative thought which features some of the top Catholic intellectuals of our day. So I’m happy to see its editor Ryan Anderson announce their symposium to prepare for the 2012 election — “Liberty, Justice, and the Common Good: Political Principles for 2012 and Beyond: Today, Public Discourse launches a ten-day symposium on “Liberty, Justi... More

Why is the Minnesota Catholic Conference opposed to a Voter ID bill?

Seems straight forward enough: To cut down on voter fraud, ensure that all persons who vote show their ID. Two state representatives in Minnesota want their state to join eight others in requiring identification to verify that you are who you claim to be. Currently in Minnesota, if you are registered 20 days before the election, you can show up at the polls in Minnesota without a state ID and stil... More


EXCITING NEWS: Catholic Families for America joins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 24, 2011 CONTACT: Joshua Mercer, Catholic Families for America Joins Dr. Kevin Roberts to join PAC Advisory Board CHICAGO – President Brian Burch announced today that Catholic Families for America has joined the family of organizations. Based in Texas, Catholic Fam... More




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