Joe Biden wants to stop the coarsening of society. Great. But how?

During a talk to the United States Conference of Mayors today that centered on President Obama’s gun control efforts Joe Biden said, We’ll not be able to stop every act of senseless gun violence or any other kind of violence, we know that in the future. … I think we can begin again, not because of guns alone, but I think we can begin an endeavor that stops the coarsening of Ame... More

The U.S. Bishops to Biden: “This is not a fact.”

In the courtroom, you are asked to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. In politics, our elected officials stick to a different standard. No one is really surprised by this. A politician describes the country’s current situation and their own views in the best possible light. They put a silver lining on all bad news. They oversell their own plan as the only real way to ... More

Joe Biden, the Bible, and federal budgets

Ever since Barack Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination back in 2008, there’s been talk of making Hillary Clinton his Vice President. The combination of an African American and a woman on the same ticket would not only confirm that the Democratic Party is the party of progress, it would provide Hillary Clinton a launching pad for the White House in 2016. Now that Democrats have had th... More

Thoughts on VP-nom Paul Ryan, Catholic family man, Budgetmaster

I didn’t want Mitt Romney to choose Paul Ryan because I thought Ryan should stay in the House to continue heading up the Budget Committee. That said, this is a bold and serious selection, and I like it. Some thoughts, in no particular order: 1) Ryan is a serious plans and actions man, and has already shown his mettle in a policy fight. From schooling Obama to his increasingly displeased face... More

The incoherence of Joe Biden on Obama foreign policy.

Our veep. Updated: I removed a mis-placed reference to Libya pending more information and augmented my critique of Obama’s handling of the killing of Osama. —————- I know, I know: it’s not a fair fight, really. Charity almost compels me not to write something that puts “incoherence” and “Joe Biden” in the same sentence. Almost, but... More

Heads We Win; Tails You Lose. Obama is Hoist On His Own Petard.

"Sire, the peasants are REVOLTING!" "You said it, they stink!" Really hard to see the Administration’s political end-game or the calculation behind the HHS mandate. My first thought is, “Wow, that was dumb.” They clearly did not believe crazy uncle Joe and the other prominent, experienced-in-Church-politics male Catholic in the room when they said this would ... More

101 Today

That is how old Mother Teresa of Calcutta — Blessed Teresa — would be today if she were alive. On the anniversary of her death, events this week make her speech at the National Prayer Breakfast all too essential to reread. Moral courage and clarity in the face of great evil. Before Bill and Hillary Clinton and everyone, she said: I can never forget the experience I had in visiting a h... More

Biden Goes to China

My last two articles here at CatholicVote were on Vice President Joe Biden and China’s one-child policy. That’s incredibly ironic. I could never have imagined that my next piece would be forced to cover Biden’s comments in China regarding the one-child policy. And how especially ironic that the first article discussed reports that Biden had referred to Tea Party members as “terrorists.” ... More

Perry and Romney slam Biden’s remark on China’s one-child policy

Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney both attacked Vice President Biden over his comments on China’s one-child policy that in brutally enforced by coercive abortions. Mitt Romney: “Instead of condoning the policy, Vice President Biden should have condemned it in the strongest possible terms,” Mr. Romney’s statement read. “There can be no defense of a governme... More
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VP Biden “Understands” China’s One-Child Policy

The Vice President is on a tour in China. In a speech yesterday at a Chinese university, he said that he “understands” and is not “second-guessing” China’s one-child policy. He spoke in the context of the economic crisis: What we ended up doing is setting up a system whereby we did cut by $1.2 trillion upfront, the deficit over the next 10 years. And we set up a grou... More

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