[UPDATE 10-10-12 at 5:16 p.m.: Turns out part of my point is spot-on. A book about to be released by Mark Bowden that chronicles fairly in-depth details of the process within the Obama administration to hunt and get Osama corroborates my point that Obama hunted Osama as the sine qua non of foreign policy. Why did this article appear today and the book will be released soon? As @bdomenech put it... More
Today is Presidents Day. Though America has had only one Catholic president, we’ve had some presidents with very good relationships with Catholics, including some popes. I’ve written about Ronald Reagan and those relationships. I’ve also so written about George W. Bush. Bush was very sympathetic to Catholics, so much so that some speculated that he was considering converting to the Cath... More
Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on.
Don’t like the 2012 Republican presidential field? Blame George W. Bush, says conservative columnist Philip Klein. http://is.gd/uxXhFU
Do you still support Herman Cain-style harsh anti-immigration rhetoric? Here’s your wake up call: “The Coming Latino Majority” in the U.S. Catholic Church. ... More
We welcome Dr. Paul Kengor as an occasional contributor to the CatholicVote Blog. Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
Of the 56 signers to the Declaration of Independence, all were Christians, but only one was Catholic. Of the nearly 100 signers to both the Declaration and Constitution, all were Christians, but only three were Catholic. Fas... More