Tag: "presidential election"

Bill Mazeroski's Famous Walk-Off Home Run, 1960 World Series, Game 7
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The Electoral Series

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Game by game, state by state.

Dear America
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Dear America

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The presidency is bigger than the person who occupies the office. No outside enemy could have ever taken the Unites States by force. Rather, this enemy which is more clever and insidious, is attacking us from within. We are imploding as a country. Look around America, what do you see? It isn’t very pretty out […]

US Presidential Election
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“You Be You”

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I sit here listening to one of my favorite reflective CD’s (Carl Herrgesell’s Reflections in the Key of Peace), playing in the background as I attempt to put little letters together and form words on a blank page. We are days away from a national election that has stirred in me an unprecedented level of both […]

Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton
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Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton

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She gets their first-ever presidential primary endorsement.

Unmusical Pro-Obama Ditty is Seriously Laughable
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Unmusical Pro-Obama Ditty is Seriously Laughable

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About the new video from a group that calls itself the Future Children Project, which promotes its pro-Obama message in a song performed by a children’s choir: You people must be joking. Really. This agitprop is so bad I thought it was political satire. It didn’t seem possible that anyone would seriously expect American voters […]

Whoopi Goldberg - Big Whoop
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Whoopi Goldberg – Big Whoop

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I don’t watch The View. I tried a few times, many moons ago; but found that even with the presence of conservative Elisabeth Hasslebeck, I couldn’t stomach the show. I’m also a huge fan of Ann Romney. Huge. But even her guest spot on The View couldn’t entice me to tune in. Appearing the same […]

My Fellow Christian Americans…I am Confused
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My Fellow Christian Americans…I am Confused

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All of us are immersed in this politically charged atmosphere.  Like lightning hitting dry brush, words can easily set off a firestorm. There are some who love this climate, mostly politicians I imagine, or perhaps those who have something to gain financially or otherwise in the process or outcome.  The rest of us begrudgingly tolerate […]

Economic Issues, Not Abortion, Worry Women Most
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Economic Issues, Not Abortion, Worry Women Most

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If it weren’t so obvious, it might be ironic. On Monday, a USA Today/Gallup poll among likely voters in the top 12 battleground states revealed a startling demographic shift: Women are moving toward Republican Mitt Romney, thanks in large measure to the candidates’ respective performances in the first presidential debate earlier this month in Denver. […]

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 […]

A Coward No More: Friendship and Politics
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A Coward No More: Friendship and Politics

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I have a very dear friend I have known since high school. We were both baptized Catholic as babies, raised in Catholic homes, and received all of our sacraments. I was in her Catholic wedding and she was in mine. We are Godparents of each other’s children. Where we stray is in our political convictions.  […]

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” […]

Democrats Show True Colors
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Democrats Show True Colors

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But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. (Matthew 10:33) Are you a believer? I’m not asking if you’re a Democrat, a Republican or an independent. I’m asking if you believe in God. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The God of the living, not the dead. The […]

A Catholic Leader with Big Ideas: Paul Ryan Answers the Call
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A Catholic Leader with Big Ideas: Paul Ryan Answers the Call

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But America is more than just a place…it’s an idea.  It’s the only country founded on an idea.  Our rights come from nature and God, not government.  We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. — Congressman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) at Norfolk,VA on Saturday With the USS Wisconsin as a backdrop, Mitt Romney presented Janesville Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as […]

Ryan Focuses Catholic Debate
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Ryan Focuses Catholic Debate

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Even before Gov. Mitt Romney made his vice presidential selection last week, Catholic voters were at the center of this year’s presidential election. President Barack Obama’s controversial contraceptive mandate — and his refusal to brook any meaningful compromise for religious institutions that object to it — had sparked a fierce backlash among many Catholics and […]

Newswoman’s Analysis Betrays Bias … Or is it Ignorance?
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Newswoman’s Analysis Betrays Bias … Or is it Ignorance?

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It must be said: What NBC newswoman Andrea Mitchell knows about suburban moms would fit on the back of a postage stamp. Ms. Mitchell, reporting from Virginia at the Saturday rally where Mitt Romney introduced Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate, announced with authority that Mr. Ryan was “not a pick for suburban […]

Who is Paul Ryan?
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Who is Paul Ryan?

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As you’ve likely heard by now, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced this weekend that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin would be his running mate. Ryan, a practicing Catholic, is best known for his work as chairman of the House Budget Committee; his proposals have made him a favorite of conservatives and a despised enemy […]

Romney Solidifies Pro-Life Stance With Ryan Pick
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Romney Solidifies Pro-Life Stance With Ryan Pick

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You have to love a Congressman who doesn’t equivocate on the Life issues. Here is Paul Ryan to the Weekly Standard’s John McCormack: “I’m as pro-life as a person gets.” Here is Ryan responding to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels controversial suggestion for a “truce” on the Life issues: “You’re not going to have a truce. […]

The Catholic Vote and Romney's Fortunes
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The Catholic Vote and Romney’s Fortunes

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With less than 100 days until the election, Governor Mitt Romney is in the launch position for a vigorous fall campaign with the stars aligning for success in November. Okay, okay. The London trip did start out a little rough, but consider the following: Gallup tracking poll shows the Governor in a dead heat with President Obama, tied […]

The Politics of Resentment
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The Politics of Resentment

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Last month, President Barack Obama declared that “the private sector is doing fine.” Last week, he claimed that his main first-term mistake was a mere failure to “tell a story to the American people.” But Obama’s biggest blunder of the summer may be the bizarre claim he made at a campaign rally in Virginia last […]

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 […]

Democrats’ ‘War’ Talk Says Women are Gullible
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Democrats’ ‘War’ Talk Says Women are Gullible

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In 1968, cigarette maker Philip Morris launched a brand of smokes just for women. Marketed with the provocative slogan, “You’ve come a long way, baby,” Virginia Slims offered an elegant profile and an image that suggested freedom, empowerment and equality. Unfortunately for women, “Skinny Ginnys” were not a cultural or political statement, they were just […]

Etch-a-Sketch or Mr. Flexible?
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Etch-a-Sketch or Mr. Flexible?

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It was a fitting blunder for a candidate with authenticity issues. Asked last week on CNN if the protracted Republican primary season had eroded former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s ability to appeal to independents in the fall, Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom foolishly acknowledged a universal truth in presidential politics: the fact that candidates spend the […]

Santorum or Romney? Culture War or Class War?
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Santorum or Romney? Culture War or Class War?

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The question for Republicans right now seems obvious: Would you prefer Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney to run against Barack Obama? Well, it depends on whether you prefer to engage President Obama on cultural grounds or on terms of class warfare. Obama and his chief political strategist, David Axelrod, are going to give us one […]

Getting Senator Rick Santorum into the White House
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Getting Senator Rick Santorum into the White House

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If we want a new president, it isn’t going to happen without some blood, sweat and tears. And divine grace—plenty of divine grace. So, this being said, just where do you and I come in? It’s going to have to be our blood, sweat and tears. We can’t lay this one on somebody else. Not […]

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