The Infrastructure Of Health Care Deserves More Debate

To follow the media spin cycle in a presidential election can be enough to drive even the sanest person crazy, and given that I’m far from that, I generally keep it arm’s length. We’ve gone from last month, where it was said President Obama was an absolute shoo-in for re-election—in spite of the fact that average polling data amounted to little more than his lead moving two to four points.... More

Obama’s present policies *will* raise taxes on the middle class.

The one on the left already will raise taxes on the middle class. The one on the right has pledged to assure that tax cuts don't unduly favor the wealthy. One of the consistent charges leveled against Romney in the comments ’round these parts has been that he will raise taxes on the middle class while reducing taxes on the wealthy. Problem is, the study the folks who make that charge hav... More

100% of the news on 47% of the brain.

A rundown of the events of the past week or so: The Inspector General reported that, contra Eric Holder’s assertions, top Justice officials in Washington *did* have damning knowledge of Fast and Furious, the gun-walking scandal that has left at least one American law enforcement official, and hundreds of Mexicans, dead. Our ambassador to Libya, who was barely guarded, was murdered in Bengha... More

Obamacare: In One Sentence.

Spotted over at IMAO, this doctor running for state senate pretty much nails it. Transcript of the one sentence to rule it all: We’re going to be gifted with a healthcare plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people without adding a single new doctor (but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents), written by a committee whos... More
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“This call to arms by the Catholic bishops implies, if need be, civil disobedience”

I understand there’s another major speech tonight by the President of the United States, making the best case he can why he should be reelected. Sisyphean task, that. It will, however, be followed by what I’m most interested in: Cardinal Dolan’s closing prayer. THAT. could be the highlight of the conventions season if the Dems continue their anti-God, anti-Jerusalem, anti-life, a... More

Behold: when a republic slides into tyranny

“A republic, if you can keep it,” Ben Franklin famously responded when asked what sort of government they had just set up at the Constitutional convention in 1787. A republic means the people rule through their elected representatives. Laws are written in the deliberative bodies of Congress. Laws are enforced by the President and the necessary officers of the executive branch. Laws are... More

Are Catholics Becoming Second-Class Citizens?

The HHS Mandate continues to cause problems for faithful Catholics standing up for their religious liberty. There’s a battle going on this week in courts across the nation, where more than 40 dioceses or Catholic institutions are fighting just to have their arguments heard by the Federal Government. The simultaneous filings Aug. 27 were in response to an Aug. 6 brief in which the Obama admi... More

Charlie Wilson supports the HHS mandate

Or, at least, his recent comments make it seem that way. BFFsCharlie Wilson, the Catholic former pro-life former congressman from Ohio’s sixth district wants his seat back. Charlie Wilson voted for Obamacare. He was one of those on-the-fence last-minute votes that put Obamacare over the top. Charlie Wilson recently expressed pride in his votes while in Congress. But when I wrote about his ... More

Well, Charlie Wilson, I guess you didn’t learn.

Charlie Wilson and his bud, Nancy Pelosi, sharing a laugh at a press conference. Charlie Wilson, Catholic Democrat former pro-life former congressman from my district, OH-6, wants his seat back. He lost in 2010 to Republican Bill Johnson and is sore about it. In an article in the Wheeling News-Intelligencer (that’s in West Virginia, by the way, across the river from the district… just ... More

Obama-care and the Court: Nancy Pelosi Invokes Intercession of Ted Kennedy

Lost amid the seriousness of last week’s Supreme Court decision upholding Obama-care was yet another bizarre statement by Nancy Pelosi, the Roman Catholic former Speaker of the House who spearheaded the healthcare legislation that has become the law of the land. Pelosi cited an unusual source helping to guide the high court’s action: the spirit of the late Ted Kennedy. “I knew that when he l... More
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