Tag: "Barack Obama"

The Fluke Doctrine
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The Fluke Doctrine

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Sandra Fluke, the champion of free birth control for women, has reached a new low in her quest to shame the American public into believing that when it comes to promiscuity and sex, employers with well-formed consciences are badly in need of government intervention. In addition, Fluke has a serious problem with religious freedom if […]

Pres. Ronald Reagan
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The End of the Reagan Era?

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With Barack Obama’s second inauguration, liberals are touting an altogether new epoch: the end of the Reagan era. Unfortunately, I believe they are largely correct. We are witnessing a period of left-wing ascendance, marked by gay marriage, forced taxpayer funding of abortion, an exploding government class, and big government. As to the latter, Ronald Reagan […]

The Challenges that Face the Prolife Movement
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The Challenges that Face the Prolife Movement

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As the prolife movement contemplates four decades of legalized abortion in the United States and asks itself what really needs doing to halt this hideous scandal, prolifers should consider adding a new word to their vocabulary: ambivalence. According to the dictionary, ambivalence is the state of having mutually conflicting emotions or thoughts about something. And […]

Question: What Can we Expect From a Second Obama Administration on the Life Issues?
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Question: What Can we Expect From a Second Obama Administration on the Life Issues?

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Answer: More of the Same President Barack Obama has compiled quite a record of abortion advocacy and funding since taking office in January 2009. Let’s review it, issue by issue. Supported Sex-Selection Abortion: In May, 2012, the White House announced President Obama’s opposition to a bill that would ban the use of abortion to kill […]

Will UN Treaties Become a Hot Topic in the Presidential Race?
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Will UN Treaties Become a Hot Topic in the Presidential Race?

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Few politicians are interested in making obscure UN treaties a political talking point. Nevertheless, the Republican and Democratic parties stand at polar opposites on the question of whether or not the United States should ratify new UN treaties, particularly human rights treaties. The platform adopted at the Republican National Convention last month specifically names four […]

As Secularism Advances, Political Messianism Draws More Believers
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As Secularism Advances, Political Messianism Draws More Believers

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John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign speech about his Catholicism made news again this year when former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said reading the speech made him want to “throw up.” Santorum took umbrage with Kennedy’s remarks because they, in his estimation, claimed a complete separation of personal faith from governance. While the “throw up” […]

God, Democrats, and the Europeanization of America
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God, Democrats, and the Europeanization of America

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The battle at the Democratic convention to exclude God from the party’s platform is no minor moment. Do not underestimate what transpired there. And while it speaks to so many things, at many levels, it reminds me of the recent battle within the European Union to exclude God from the EU constitution. That comparison is […]

He DID Build This!
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He DID Build This!

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A very controversial slogan during this heated election season is “We did build this.” This phrase centers around the debate of who is responsible for the building of small businesses — government or small business owners. Many are deeply divided on this issue, and it has become a core theme for choosing the direction of […]

Cardinal Dolan's Endgame
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Cardinal Dolan’s Endgame

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My most recent column, “In Defense of Cardinal Dolan,” generated quite a bit of feedback. Some readers were convinced that it reflected a sense of false hope born of naiveté; others thought they detected a rather large dose of satire. For the record, one of these assessments is correct, but I’ll leave it to you […]

Obama Waives Restrictions on Foreign Aid to Countries Using Child Soldiers
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Obama Waives Restrictions on Foreign Aid to Countries Using Child Soldiers

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The Washington Times reported the Obama administration waived sanctions that would prevent countries from receiving foreign aid for violating the Child-Soldier Prevention Act. Obama, who co-sponsored the legislation in 2008 as an Illinois senator, has now permitted aid to countries that have used children as young as 11 to fight under a “national interest” exclusion within […]

In Defense of Cardinal Dolan
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In Defense of Cardinal Dolan

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Chances are you’ve already caught wind of the firestorm that is brewing around the annual Al Smith Dinner. For those unfamiliar, the entire controversy is based largely on unverified, secondhand, claims that Cardinal Timothy Dolan has extended an invitation to attend the prestigious event as a co-keynote speaker to President Barack Obama – the most […]

Obama's Progress
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Obama’s Progress

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Try to define progressivism. In fact, ask progressives to try to define progressivism. All we really know is that they’re, well, progressing. They and their ideas and their politics are always changing, evolving. This means that what they believe and hold fast and dear today may not be what they believe and hold fast and […]

The Obama Nullification Doctrine
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The Obama Nullification Doctrine

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In December 1828, South Carolina had 5,000 copies of John C. Calhoun’s “Exposition and Protest” printed and distributed throughout the state. A defiant document, Calhoun’s “Exposition” outlined a theory of constitutional interpretation first adumbrated in the infamous Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, which asseverated the right of states to declare “null and void” acts of the […]

The Awakened Giant Likes Tea
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The Awakened Giant Likes Tea

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It’s often said, “Be careful what you wish for – you just might get it.” Democrats got it all right. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts – once counted among the constitutional originalists on the high court – has granted President Obama’s supreme wish. By inexplicably siding with the court’s left wing and upholding […]

The Marriage Debate is More Than Just a Word Game
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The Marriage Debate is More Than Just a Word Game

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President Obama’s announcement this May that he supports same-sex marriage underlines the urgent need for the Church to launch a massive new program to educate Catholics on the nature of sacramental marriage and on the vast difference between a marriage like that and civil marriage. The Church should also continue to participate in the debate […]

An 'Imaginary' President Appeases a Very Real Islam
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An ‘Imaginary’ President Appeases a Very Real Islam

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American intellectual Will Durant’s The Lessons of History—co-written with wife Ariel and published in 1968, when the Soviet Union posed a threat to the United States—still offers insightful lessons, especially concerning American-Muslim relations. In the chapter titled “History and War,” the Durants posit some hypothetical speeches and approaches concerning war. First, an imaginary U.S. president […]

The Controversial Faith of Barack Obama
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The Controversial Faith of Barack Obama

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President Obama’s recent statement on gay marriage has again thrust his religious views onto the front pages. In defending his position, Obama stressed that he and his wife were “practicing Christians” and that his stance was supported by Christ’s teaching of the Golden Rule. Since his quest to win the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois […]

Teddy Roosevelt for President in 2012?
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Teddy Roosevelt for President in 2012?

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The 2012 presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most significant elections in American history. The outcome of major political issues such as Obamacare, carbon regulations, and our looming fiscal calamity hang in the balance.  In a larger sense, however, this year’s election sits in the shadow of a presidential election that […]

You Should Be Worried!
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You Should Be Worried!

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“He moved about freely with them in Jerusalem, and spoke out boldly in the name of the Lord.  He also spoke and debated with the Hellenists, but they tried to kill him.” (Acts 9:29, NAB) When St. Paul began traveling throughout the Roman Empire, truly going into the culture of death in order to proclaim […]

Dan Savage: Bully
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Dan Savage: Bully

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They used to arrest middle-aged perverts who get their jollies from talking dirty to children. Today, they get a television show, a nationally syndicated column, a lecture circuit and multiple visits to the Obama White House. You know: “Forward.” The irony is palpable. Dan Savage, sex columnist and founder of the LGBT anti-bullying “It Gets […]

Losing the Jihadists' War on America
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Losing the Jihadists’ War on America

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Have you ever asked yourself why, despite more than ten years of efforts – involving, among other things, the loss of thousands of lives in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, well-over a trillion dollars spent, countless man-years wasted waiting in airport security lines and endless efforts to ensure that no offense is given to seemingly […]

On Hope and Hate: Week One of Obama v. Romney
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On Hope and Hate: Week One of Obama v. Romney

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Something wonderful unfolded in American politics the last few days. Almost immediately after Rick Santorum dropped out of the Republican presidential hunt, David Axelrod and the Obama reelection team unleashed the class-warfare cannons. They expected to enjoy the first salvo of the season, fired by Democratic lobbyist Hilary Rosen. In a CNN interview, Rosen claimed […]

Sick Chickens and Sick Laws
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Sick Chickens and Sick Laws

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When President Obama made his famous declaration about how he was confident that “that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress,” many observers figured the chief executive missed April Fools’ Day by a […]

Justice for Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor
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Justice for Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor

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The Justice Department has dropped charges against a Florida pro-life activist and agreed to pay $120,000 in attorney’s fees just days after Attorney General Eric Holder filed an appeal against a lower court’s ruling in favor of the pro-lifer. Susan Pine, the president of the non-profit organization FACE Life, told LifeSiteNews.com that she learned federal […]

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