I walk from the ashes…my crucifix warm on my kevlar.

Was thumbing through a news mag the other day—you know, the kind that still comes out on paper, because I’m old-fashioned like that sometimes—and happened upon an article on threats to national security. This picture was randomly used in it. U.S. Army Pfc. Ryan Genaw, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, observes a hill for a possi... More

On D-Day anniversary, Google honors the drive-in

I credit Tom Hoopes for making me aware of the cultural importance of what our culture celebrates. And as Tom notes, yes, that includes what Google trumpets on their heavily-trafficked website. It’s June 6th so naturally Google is commemorating an important anniversary, right? Yes, Google is celebrating the 79th anniversary of the drive-in theater. Look I’m not a killjoy. I think the... More
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Reader: Another conservative Latino VP prospect, Oldest Catholic college drops “Catholic,” Who might miss OH ballot?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Luis Fortuño Hey, I’m pretty depressed about Mitt and Newt leading the pack. So let’s talk about the #2 slot. A lot of conservatives say it would be great to have a conservative Latino as the GOP VP candidate. So Marco Rubio, right? Well, Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal notes there’s actually a... More

Reader: WI Gov says it’s a Christmas tree, NARAL offers Obama reelection advice, Thompson hedges on stem cells

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says it’s not a ‘holiday’ tree, it’s a Christmas tree. His spokesman Cullen Werwie confirmed to the AP that the designation and change from past practices was intentional. “It’s a Christmas tree,” Werwie said. “In all honesty, I don’t know what more to say about... More

Reader: Santorum wants tax cuts for manufacturing, Pentagon weighs more cuts, Personhood Amendment tied in polling

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. In Iowa, Rick Santorum notes that unemployment for persons with college degrees is only 5%. Says we must revitalize manufacturing and processing. http://cvote.to/7c The Pentagon is weighing base closures and military benefits in the face of budget cuts. http://cvote.to/7d Says it all: Americans reduced debt... More

Reader: HHS Secy raising money for NARAL, Perry rakes in the cash, Dems win WV Gov race

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. The Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is helping to raise money for the pro-abortion group NARAL in Chicago tonight. (Remember, Sebelius claims to be Catholic.) LifeNews.com reports that NARAL has been touting Sebelius’ appearance by saying she “is guiding the implementation of th... More

Re: Who’s an Isolationist?

Former Ambassador Jon Huntsman Carson’s got a great write-up on Jonah Goldberg taking NPR’s Mira Liasson to task for her sloppy use of the word isolationism. As Carson notes, Goldberg regrettably criticized Patrick Buchanan unfairly. But all in all, good that Goldberg didn’t let just Liasson get away with using the term like that. It is true that Republican candidates are (finall... More

In Cincinnati, Vice President tries selling donors on ‘Biden 2016′

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Vice President Joe Biden, a strident supporter of abortion who professes to be Catholic (yes, that doesn’t make any sense), talked about his own future plans recently. Politico reports: “Vice President Joe Biden surprised a gathering of donors in Cincinnati last week when he floated the prospect... More

Obama-Reid Willing to Sacrifice Troops for Funding of Planned Parenthood

The following release was sent out today: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2011 CONTACT: Joshua Mercer, mercer@catholicvote.org Obama-Reid Willing to Sacrifice Troops for Funding of Planned Parenthood CHICAGO – Military families will suffer because of the rigid pro-abortion ideology of President Obama and Senate Democrats, says Brian Burch, President of CatholicVote.org. A senior White House offi... More

How many Libyans died in the mean time, Mr. President?

Eight years to the day from the day the sky lit up over Baghdad as W. Bush acted decisively, with Congressional approval and a massive international coalition, to eliminate an odious and threatening regime in Iraq, the United States has begun launching missiles to vigorously support a no fly zone over Libya to ground the air force of whats-his-name Qadaffi. The French air force has already begun s... More

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