LOOP: Trump wins at NATO

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THURSDAY, JULY 12
TRUMP AND NATO  Member nations of NATO have pledged their “unwavering commitment” to increase defense funding. This is a victory for President Trump who has long called for other countries to share the burden of military spending. A Forbes report revealed that the U.S. spends more than double in defense spending for NATO than all other countries combined. READ
KAVANAUGH’S DEBT  The Washington Post ran a story shaming Judge Brett Kavanaugh for buying baseball tickets with credit cards. We’re not sure why this is such a scandal, but CNN and other media outlets got worked up over it. READ
KAVANAUGH’S COMMITMENTS   Judge Brett Kavanaugh was originally scheduled to volunteer with a Catholic charity to feed the hungry last night. That was before he was nominated by President Trump on Monday night to fill the seat of Justice Anthony Kennedy. But after meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Judge Kavanaugh showed up for duty and served hot dinners for the poor in Washington, D.C.  READ
KAVANAUGH VS THE MEDIA  Feminist media are pushing a campaign to “normalize” abortion. And they are gearing up their efforts in order to stop the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh.   READ
CROSSING THE TRANS AGENDA  Business Insider is the latest publication to retract a story that offended transgender advocates. And increasingly, so-called mainstream publications are becoming hostile to conservative voices. READ
PRO-FAMILY POLICIES  It has long been considered that low fertility rates were irreversible, and that countries suffering such low rates would continue to spiral ever downward. But Hungary is not just experiencing a fertility spike; it’s turning things around in a way that demographers once thought couldn’t happen. READ
SENATE VOTES ON TARIFFS  The Senate voted 88-11 on a non-binding resolution that suggests congressional approval be required for the president to impose tariffs. READ
SHIP DEDICATED TO McCAIN  Ailing Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, becomes the third namesake for the USS John McCain. The Naval destroyer was named after McCain’s father and grandfather, both Navy veterans. READ
CATHOLIC HIGHER EDUCATION   The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Marquette University violated the academic freedom of professor John McAdams. The professor, who is an evangelical Christian was suspended indefinitely, without pay, over a blog he wrote challenging the university to uphold its Catholic identity.  READ
SOCCER COACH’S FAITH  Croatia faces off against France in the World Cup. The coach of Croatia’s national team, Zlatko Dalic, is a man of sincere faith, who says: “I always carry a rosary with me.” READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saints John Jones and John Wall were both ordained diocesan priests who later joined the Franciscans. Living almost a century apart, these two saints shared a common characteristic—both ministered to the faithful during dangerous times for Catholics in England. Eventually arrested, they were both martyred for the faith: one in 1598 and the other in 1679. READ
DAILY READINGS  “Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.” (Ps 80:4)  READ
TRUTH   We’re not sure who put this together, but it’s brilliant.
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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

1 Comment

  1. Rob Schroeder on

    Why do you cite conservative sources as authoritative rather than using primary sources? I really don’t get it.
    According to NATO, the US currently contributes about 22% of NATO’s budget. Other countries contribute 78% of NATO’s budget. 22% is not double of 78%.
    https://www.nato.int/cps/ie/natohq/topics_67655.htm
    The Daily Wire story you posted cites overall military spending, not spending on NATO. The Forbes graph referenced is literally titled “Military Spending of NATO Countries.”

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