Do You Remember Bobby Sands? [Catholics Blogging to Close Gitmo]

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Susan Windley-Daoust (The Ironic Catholic) and Sherry Antonetti (Chocolate for Your Brain!) are launching one of those perennial Doomed Quixotic Efforts that makes Catholicism the Greatest Thing in the World.  See, we’re a little weird, and America has always rightly understood this and been suspicious of us. Our beliefs cut right across party lines. We value truth [Read More...]

Data Mining by … The President?

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I almost let this story pass without comment, figuring in my infinite pettiness that, if you’re the kind of person who would download an app celebrating the reelection of a tyrant, you deserve to be spammed until you can’t tell a real email from a Nigerian erectile dysfunction cure. (I said was a Christian. I didn’t say I was [Read More...]

Who Knew Our President Was Such a Great Comedian?

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This arrived from the White House Press Office today. I thought, “Oh, those crazy guys at Eye of the Tiber must have hacked the WH servers and sent this out as a gag.” But, no, the man who’s grinding his jackboot into our religious liberty actually issued this statement today. As the kids today say, [Read More...]

“Be content to trust in the Lord”

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No profound thoughts or gnashing of teeth this morning. There’s simply relief that this is all over at last, and that we can get back to living and worshiping as we shiver in the shadow of tyrants. Our faith was forged in the shadow of tyrants: a shadow that fell upon the ground in the shape of [Read More...]

The Kill List and The Choice

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Some conservatives seem baffled that I’m not signed up for the Good Ship Romney yet. I’m not “undecided.” I’m waiting to see if he asserts or rejects the right–claimed by Obama–of creating a kill list that includes American citizens, without even providing evidence of their crimes. I’m waiting to get some flicker of a sense [Read More...]

Civility and the New Media

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The Knights of Columbus has an ongoing Campaign for Civility that aims to promote a more civil discourse in American politics, and I just contributed two pieces to their efforts. The goal is to dial down the rancor that characterizes so much political dialog, and which has contributed to the hardening divisions between ideological opponents. Civility is not always easy, and [Read More...]

This Guy for President: 2016

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I think I’ve been pretty clear about my disdain for our two party system, particularly for the way in which the Republican Party has abandoned core principles of conservatism in favor of corporatism and imperialism. I like Ron Paul, but more in a nutty-uncle way than in a leader-of-the-free-world way. Honestly, America doesn’t need a [Read More...]

To Answer a Question

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Why, after George W. Bush made so many mistakes and violated so many core principles of conservatism, do some of us still think so fondly of him? Because he’s a good man, and no reasonable person could doubt that he loves this country and her people in all our messy weirdness. Because I can’t imagine [Read More...]


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