The Stupid Party: Pretending to Care Since 1980 A reader writes: Laura Bush visited Reno yesterday and my wife and I went to see her to show our support. Mrs. Bush said some things in her speech yesterday that really erked me to say the least. I am forseeing the Stupid party very rapidly becoming [Read More...]

Touchstone Chronicles the Gay Subculture’s Continuing Contempt for the Normal Also, this little observation on the Worship of Perverted Appetite is worth noting from the Touchstone blog. If you find this sort of thing revolting and repugnantly narcissistic, you are small-minded and stupid. [Read more...]

Nope No WMDs So the ex post facto rationale for the War will henceforth be “freedom for the people of Iraq”. I just hope we can give it to them. If the country collapses into civil war, we’ll have some ‘splainin’ to do. “Those who decide that all peaceful means are exhausted assume a grave [Read More...]

A Jesuit reader complains: Dear Mr. Shea, I am trying, in all sincerity, and with charity, to understand your approach to posts concerning Jesuits on your blog. You seem to enjoy linking all of the Jesuits together in a sort of infidelity to our Church, rather than by what actually unites us – vows in [Read More...]

Why Americans are So Popular Abroad From P.J. O’Rourke’s “Among the Euro-Weenies” (1986), in which an American explains Americans to an anti-American Brit: WE BE BAD. . . . We’re three-quarters grizzly bear and two-thirds car-wreck and descended from a stock-market crash on our mother’s side. You take your Germany, France and Spain, roll them [Read More...]

Chris Rake writes: Mark, FYI, re your post on this issue recently, the following letter was published in the Wash. Post on Tuesday: A Sept. 30 front-page article inaccurately reported that the Bush administration supports a provision in the House intelligence reform bill that would permit the deportation of certain foreign nationals to countries where [Read More...]

A reader writes: Last week I attended a church-sponsored event focusing on the Bishops’ Faithful Citizenship document. Words cannot express how disappointed, frustrated and upset I was at the end of this meeting. Not only were the panel members hostile to any mention of “non-negotiable”issues in regards to this year’s election, but they obfuscated any [Read More...]

Elliot Bougis on Icons, Providence, and Pain [Read more...]

The G. K. Chesterton Society Presents: “I Vote for Chesterton” A Lecture by Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society What would G. K. Chesterton think of American politics today? A Chestertonian perspective on the upcoming U.S. elections. Falcon Lounge Royal Brougham Pavilion Seattle Pacific University Tuesday, October 12, 7:30 PM All attendees are [Read More...]

Karl Keating writes: A friend of our apostolate has made an online video out of our “Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics.” The last few weeks we have been working on the scripting, professional voice-overs, and matching the visuals to the voice. And now it is done. We have uploaded the video to our web site. [Read More...]