On the final Sunday of the election season, the presidential race is up for grabs. The Senate is up for grabs. But one governing body is not up for grabs and that’s the House of Representatives.
While it’s possible the Democrats may gain seats, not even their own political spinmeisters are selling the idea that they’ll make up the 25 they’d need to re-take control. According to a report in... More
Romney has been endorsed by many pro-life activists and activist organizations.
Right off the bat, let it be known that Mitt Romney was my fourth choice among the GOP primary candidates.
Check my writing in this space from that time and you’ll see me talking up Gingrich, Perry, and Santorum, with barely a word in support of Romney. Since he won the nomination I’ve written a whole lot ... More
Rage Against the Machine's corporate headquarters.
Members of the “Rage Against the Machine” rock group recently gathered easy press accolades by bashing one of their fans.
When Paul Ryan’s appreciation for their music was made public, a member of the group said Ryan is “the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades.”
It always strik... More
A pair of excellent articles published over the last two days illustrate the debate among Catholics regarding the social justice vision of presumptive Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan. Father Robert Barron, writing on RealClearReligion, notes the inherent tension that can seem to exist between solidarity and subsidiarity. And William McGurn in The Wall Street Journal opines that left... More
Two years ago, Paul Ryan, the presumptive Republican vice-presidential nominee, proposed a plan that would allow workers to divert one-third of their Social Security taxes into private retirement accounts, akin to what they can do with their 401(k) dollars. The Left is prepared to attack him on this, sensing an opportunity to bring back an issue they used with great effect in the 2006 mid-term ele... More
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
Here’s a great chance to hear Paul Ryan discuss a key Catholic question with a challenging questioner: How do you help the poor?
Paul Ryan may have said some flattering things about Ayn Rand, but he's no Objectivist
Some of the more well-known criticisms leveled against Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan is that his budget unfairly attacks the poor, his ideas promote Social Darwinism, and that he wants to push Grandma off a cliff. Expect Democrats to regurgitate these talking points ad nauseam until Electi... More
The choice is in—Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his second-in-command as of late last night. Is this the right move? I like Ryan, and certainly don’t think it’s a bad pick, but I wonder if it’s really the best option Romney had at his disposal.
Paul Ryan is now the man of the hour on the Republican ticket
Ryan has built a nationa... More
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