RE: In Defense of John Roberts

My personal reactions to the Supreme Court decision yesterday have varied, but wherever I find myself at any given moment, I mainly still agree with what Carson Holloway said so well in his post “In Defense of John Roberts,” indeed it is mostly what I would have wanted to have said. I particularly liked this line: But if you think the mandate is just so obviously beyond the scope of the taxing... More

Is The Mandate Really a Tax?

The majority decision of the Supreme Court today says that it is. Chief Justice Roberts agrees, saying, “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness”. But there’s a big problem with that interpretation. The Obama administration claimed that the mandate penalty was not a tax. The legislation is written in a ... More

The Problem With Abortion Politics: Round Two

Thomas Peters takes issue with my arguments against abortion politics. But I’m afraid he’s missing my point. Several of them, actually. Thomas says that today’s SCOTUS ruling on American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock not only demonstrates the split of the Court on First Amendment rights, but also: illuminates one of the critical flaws in Steve Skojec’s thesis about ab... More

Overturning Roe? Not anytime soon—Thanks to Catholics

“Romney and Santorum: Roe v. Wade Should Be Overturned.” Thus read the headline in LifeNews.com. My reaction: No, not anytime soon. Don’t get me wrong, I love LifeNews. Few publications are so thoroughly excellent in what they do. And I like Rick Santorum. As for Mitt Romney, he is not my top choice for president, but I can’t say I dislike him. But what about this headline? The article ... More

Reader: CV mentioned in WSJ, Perry climbs back to 13%, House ready to pass payroll tax cut extension

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. There is little room for dissent with Kathleen Sebelius in charge, says WSJ columnist Bill McGurn. He gives a shout out to the new CatholicVote ad in his column. (Subscription might be required). http://is.gd/gzNO77 Too soon to call it a comeback, but Rick Perry climbs up to 13% in the latest Iowa poll. Per... More

Newly-Released Documents Show DOJ Knew Stupak Agreement Was a Sham

Efforts by the watchdog group Judicial Watch to demand that Justice Elena Kagan recuse herself when Obamacare is brought before the Supreme Court later this year resulted in the release of emails between Kagan (back when she was Solicitor General) and a top Department of Justice official which, unsurprisingly, confirm what pro-lifers have been saying all along about the phony agreement. Namely, th... More

CV INTERVIEW: Don Stenberg defended life before the Supreme Court – now he wants to fight in the Senate

I spoke recently with Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg. He previously served three terms as Attorney General. Stenberg narrowly lost to Ben Nelson in the 2000 Senate race. Senator Nelson, D-NE, made national headlines by casting a vote in favor of Obamacare. But to rematch Nelson, Stenberg must first beat Attorney General Jon Bruning for the Republican nomination. To learn more about Don Sten... More

At Supreme Court: Obama’s EEOC Claims Authority Over Churches, Theology

Do you value your religious freedom? Take a gander at what Obama’s lawyer for the EEOC just argued in front of the Supreme Court on the issue of Lutheran religious freedom: President Obama’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claimed during oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court last week that it can order a church to restore a fired minister to a teaching position. But t... More
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Reader: Jesus not ‘religious enough’ for Obamacare exemption, ND slams HHS mandate, military chaplains & SSM

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Call it the Quote of the Month. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo took issue with the phony religious exemption offered by the Obama administration in their recent abortifacient/contraception mandate. The “religious employer exemption” is “so extremely narrow that it protects almost no one,” said Cardinal Dani... More

Reader: Marriage battle continues in NY, Rep. Weiner quits, NC cuts PP funding, Supremes upholds Pledge, and praise for Conan

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. To put pressure on the New York State Senate, the lower chamber just passed a bill to legalize so-called ‘same-sex marriage’ by a 80-63 vote. With Gov. Andrew Cuomo ready and willing to sign the bill, the last chance to stop marriage redefinition is in the New York State Senate. The New York Dai... More

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