Why I never play the lottery

Dan wrote today about the political manipulation of the poor. Well, no where is this more clear than in state-run lotteries. I never play because it’s a waste of money. And with five children, I don’t have money to burn. But some might argue that it’s fun to plunk down a buck or two even for that extremely remote chance of winning. State governments make millions off those irrat... More


Theologian once disciplined by Archbishop Dolan now claims it is Dolan who ‘betrays Catholic teaching’

Prof. Dan Maguire Hollywood and the media would have you believe that Catholic bishops routinely discipline Catholic professors ‘who get out of line.’ But in fact, it is extremely rare for a bishop to discipline any dissident theologian. Yet, in 2006, Archbishop Dolan (then of Milwaukee) corrected Dan Maguire for claiming that Catholics could support abortion and marriage between coupl... More

Are Christians ‘obsessed’ with marriage and abortion? Not even close!

David French of the Alliance Defense Fund, went to Guidestar (used to research nonprofits) and pulled information on organizations supported by Christians. What he uncovers might surprise you: First, you’ll notice that Christians do give lots of money to what I’d call “pure” culture war organizations, but not as much as the Left. The largest (by budget) include my employer,... More


Injustice. A government policy that hurts the poor the most.

The federal subsidy of ethanol will end with the end of the year if the government does not act to extend it. For the sake of those struggling to make ends meet, let us hope they let it die. According to analysts from Goldman Sachs, the ethanol industry “will consume about 41 percent of the U.S. corn crop this year, or 15 percent of the global corn crop.” With increased demand comes in... More



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