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January 15, 2013

Mr. President: What About the Independence of the Justice Department?

News reports say that the Obama administration is considering a number of steps it might take to advance the cause of gun control.  This tends to
January 15, 2013

Ohio Moves to Root Out Human Trafficking

Last Thursday Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich announced a $5 million initiative to reduce the risk of violence from those with mental health issues. The very
January 16, 2013

Effects have causes. That many abortions *suggests* something.

Last year Planned Parenthood performed 333,964 abortions. that’s one abortion every 94 seconds, for an entire year. Ninety-two percent of pregnant women who walk into a
January 16, 2013

Wendell Berry and the Marriage Conversation

Over the past couple days, there’s been much wailing and gnashing of teeth among some of my friends, thanks to a doozy of a Wendell Berry
January 16, 2013

No, these are not “our kids,” they are their parents’ kids to protect and raise.

During his gun control press conference today President Obama referenced a few young children who were in the room who had written letters to him concerning
January 17, 2013

Joe Biden wants to stop the coarsening of society. Great. But how?

During a talk to the United States Conference of Mayors today that centered on President Obama’s gun control efforts Joe Biden said, We’ll not be able to
January 17, 2013

It’s Okay, Catholics – The President Just Declared Religious Freedom Day

Well that was close. For a while there, it seemed like President Obama and Kathleen (“Himmler Was An Amateur”) Sebelius were hell-bent on strangling the free
January 18, 2013

The White House’s Empty Gun Propaganda

It’s not that I think a national background check on gun purchases is a bad idea. Nor is that I think it’s really necessary to own a semi-automatic assault rifle or that the right to purchase one is intrinsic to the Second Amendment. I don’t think either of these things and based on that, I find the actual policy proposals of President Obama regarding guns to be fairly benign. What is troubling, if unsurprising, is what’s omitted and its solutions that might actually matter and it’s an honest conversation about all facets of gun violence in this country.
January 18, 2013

A Brief Political Catechesis on Ideologues, Pragmatists and Principles

Sometimes I think I’m an ideologue, sometimes I think I’m a pragmatist, but at all times I wish I was principle centered. So I tried to