America: a Land of Ceaseless Conflict

America: a Land of Ceaseless Conflict

What these episodes suggest is that the idea of bipartisan comity, or some new era of national unity should Biden win, is self-delusion. When Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to a judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2017, Sen. Dianne Feinstein was taken aback by the Notre Dame …

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Ten Days That Shook the Presidency

Ten Days That Shook the Presidency

Trump has four weeks to turn it around. And his task, while easy to describe, is not so easy to accomplish. He needs to persuade undecided and soft Biden voters that Joe is simply not up to the job of president. What a difference a week can make. Saturday, Sept. …

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Last Best Chance to Capture Supreme Court

Last Best Chance to Capture Supreme Court

Are there Republicans who would really walk away from this last, best chance to secure the court, simply because the process offends their sense of proper procedure? This may be a hard vote for Murkowski, Collins and a few other Republicans. But to vote down a qualified conservative nominee, on …

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Will the Catholic Bishops Call Out Joe?

Will the Catholic Bishops Call Out Joe?

During the South Carolina primary, Fr. Robert Morey of Florence denied Biden communion on the grounds he had excommunicated himself by taking the stand he has taken on the killing of the unborn… Had moral truth changed? Did Catholic teaching change? No, Biden changed. As a cradle Catholic and recipient …

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A Fatal Failing of Establishment Elites

A Fatal Failing of Establishment Elites

Biden’s gaffe and Burchard’s slur have this in common: Both manifest a measure of condescension toward a large bloc of voters. Hillary Clinton did something similar in 2016… In his half-century in national politics, Joe Biden has committed more than his fair share of gaffes. Wednesday, he confused Pearl Harbor …

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Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values?

Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values?

What are these “values” of which politicians incessantly talk? Are they immutable? Or do they change with the changing times? “My religion defines who I am. And I’ve been a practicing Catholic my whole life,” said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012. “I accept my church’s position on abortion as …

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Mayor Pete and the Crackup of Christianity

Mayor Pete and the Crackup of Christianity

Buttigieg declared his candidacy Sunday, and his bid ensures that America’s deepening moral divide will be front and center in 2020… “(T)here is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so,” said Hamlet, who thereby raised some crucial questions: Is moral truth subjective? Does it change with changing …

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Must the West Beg the World for Forgiveness?

Must the West Beg the World for Forgiveness?

Are all civilizations and cultures equal, or are some more equal than others? As the Democratic Party quarrels over reparations for slavery, a new and related issue has arisen, raised by the president of Mexico. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has written Pope Francis I and King Felipe VI to demand …

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