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Politics

June 12, 2014

Can the President Pardon Illegal Immigrants?

At Powerline, Steven Hayward floats the provocative suggestion that President Obama might issue a blanket pardon for illegal immigrants as a way of goading the Republicans
June 13, 2014

Teacher Tenure and Judicial Activism

This week a California court ruled that teacher tenure violated the state constitution by harming the educational opportunities of disadvantaged children.  Already, some conservative activists and
June 16, 2014

Bishop Conley: Thomas More Teaches Us How to Fight For Religious Freedom

“Our federal government increasingly serves a secular agenda, and is increasingly intolerant of human life, the human family, and human dignity.  The federal HHS mandate represents
June 17, 2014

Nancy Pelosi Lectures Her Archbishop: Don’t March for Marriage! I Respond [Updated w/ +Cordileone’s Response]

Just who the hell does Nancy Pelosi think she is? For decades she has said to her catholic critics that they should mind their own damn
June 30, 2014

A Founding Father’s Advice to the IRS

While doing some work on the thought of Alexander Hamilton, America’s first Secretary of the Treasury, I came across a remark that contemporary IRS officials might
July 7, 2014

Catholicism and Libertarianism, Part 2

In a recent post I discussed what I think are some problems in Kevin Williamson’s critique of Catholic thinking about economics and politics.  Here I would
July 19, 2014

Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism

National Journal‘s blog has a post outlining what it claims are Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism, as she stated them at the recent Netroots Nation
July 19, 2014

A Few More Questions for Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren’s speech to the Netroots Nation convention is much on my mind right now.  I thought of some other points after putting up an earlier