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Politics

August 24, 2015

Can the Republicans Excommunicate Trump?

Can the Republican Party–and maybe the conservative movement–excommunicate Donald Trump?  I mean, of course, excommunicate him politically–cast him into the outer darkness beyond the Republican Party
August 30, 2015

Joe Biden’s Confused Catholicism

The White House is getting ready for the September visit of Pope Francis to the United States, according to this AP article.  The article includes the
August 31, 2015

Is Trump the New Obama? Ways They Are Alike

Over at Aleteia I argue that “Trump is a Mirror.” In writing it I started to notice another phenomenon: There are many similarities between Trump and Obama
September 8, 2015

Kim Davis & Lawlessness in the Age of Obama

The news is filled with stories of civil disobedience and selective enforcement of our laws. However you feel about Kim Davis, or sanctuary cities, or recreational
September 10, 2015

What would the victims of abortion say if they could speak?

What would the victims of abortion say if they could speak? As it turns out, some of them can speak. Yesterday, two survivors of abortion—Gianna Jessen
September 14, 2015

Libertarianism’s Limited Appeal

For a long time I have heard that libertarianism is the wave of the political future, the coming force in American politics.  Maybe it will turn
September 16, 2015

GOP Debate for Life: Bobby Jindal Attacks Planned Parenthood; Tea Party Gives Him the Win

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a convert to Catholicism from Hinduism, may not have high enough poll numbers to be in the main debate, but he gave it
September 16, 2015

The President’s Plot to Exploit the Pope

  This is what the millennials might call “beyond beyond.” This is beyond President Obama’s typical Chicago-style politics.  This is beyond the more vile tenets of
September 17, 2015

GOP Debate for Life: Carly Fiorina Says ‘Shame on Us’ If We Can’t Defund Planned Parenthood

As in the “undercard” Republican debate among lower-polling candidates earlier on Wednesday, Sept. 16 — click here to read about that — the campaign to defund