Obama: “We can’t cut our way to prosperity.” USPS: “Yes, we can!”

Normally people ought to avoid declaiming on things they clearly know next to nothing about, e.g., Phil Simms on holding calls. Hey: I'm still a pig. Yesterday President Obama, owner of the largest deficits in American history, sought to avoid the damaging political optics of the upcoming, automatic, deeply problematic “sequestration” cuts by instructing us all, “We can’... More

Reader: Cain endorsing Newt?, Palin praises Santorum, Doctors in MA oppose euthanasia

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. With Herman Cain suspending his campaign on Saturday, rumors are that he will endorse Newt Gingrich today. http://cvote.to/9H   Yet Mark Block, Cain’s campaign manager, told ABC: “I have no knowledge that Cain is endorsing anyone anytime soon.” http://cvote.to/9I   Usually when a candidate rises in... More

Reader: Supercommittee superfails, Winning the Latino vote in ’12, Could Ron Paul win Iowa?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. (Sorry for missing the last few days.) The 12-member Supercommittee tasked to cut $1.2 trillion for federal spending has failed to reach an agreement. Shock. http://cvote.to/8h Ron Paul has a legitimate shot of winning Iowa, says Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post. http://cvote.to/8i Former Florida Gov. J... More

The Democrats’ Deadly Sin

“Envy is sadness at another’s good,” wrote Fulton Sheen in Victory Over Vice. “In our time, envy has taken on an economic form.” What happens when an entire political party crafts its appeal and reelection strategy around envy? Sadly, the Democratic Party has been doing just that for a long time, and with renewed vigor under the presidency of Barack Obama. President Obama demands that ... More

CatholicVote members respond to the budget crisis and Medicare reform

Faithful Catholics often are stereotyped as caring about one or two issues at the expense of everything else. At one level they are right. Abortion and marriage are indeed foundational, and they will always be of primary concern for us. But does this mean that Catholics must remain silent during the debate over how to reform the federal budget, or how to reform the entitlement programs that are ba... More

Great argument to cut off government funding: Indiana Planned Parenthood sees flood of donations after defunding

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (and possible presidential candidate) recently signed a bill that removed all state aid to Planned Parenthood. So what happened? The Huffington Post headline says it all: “Indiana Planned Parenthood Sees Flood Of Donations After Defunding.” “It’s astonishing,” [... More

MoveOn.org discovers fasting

I’ll admit to being surprised that MoveOn.org sent an email out today calling for fasting. At first I thought it was an April Fool’s Day prank. After all this was the same organization that had a web ad featuring Pope Benedict XVI holding a gavel in front of the Supreme Court saying: “God already has a job, he does not need one on the Supreme Court.”  (Yet, neither one w... More


Devastating ad from Citizens Against Govt Waste

Wow. This ad is like a 2×4 to the head. We need to stop the bickering and live within our means. Government spending (and debt) has gone out of control. Both parties are to blame. More importantly, WE THE PEOPLE are to blame. The question before us, is who best understands this problem? And who is willing to lead us out of it? What do you think of this ad? ...READ MORE... More




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