Archive for December 2011

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Was Iraq all for naught? No.

There’s a genre of fiction called alternative or “what if” history. As in, what if Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee defeated the Union at the Battle of Gettysburg? Or, what if Hitler had not been born? Or, what if the United States had not invaded Iraq? That’s a fair question, now that U.S. troops have... Read more »

Congress does right; defeats $6 billion corn ethanol subsidy

Unbelievable, but true. One of the most sacred of cows, the corn ethanol subsidy will not be renewed. Here’s where Friends of the Earth and I agree. Here is part of its news release: Corn ethanol no longer a sacred cow; After long campaign, diverse coalition prevents renewal of blenders’ tax credit Washington, D.C. — Congress... Read more »
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Finally. A deal on the payroll tax extension

Ron Paul can't take the heat, departs kitchen

For those too young to remember: President Harry Truman famously said, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

Hallelujah! Chicagoans (not Brits) buy Chicago Sun-Times!

Chicago for decades had enjoyed the honorific of being America’s “best newspaper town.” That was until foreigners and out-of-towners gained control of the Chicago Sun-Times. Now, with the new ownership, not a Brit, Australian or Canadian is in sight, and glory be to God for that. A parade of foreign owners, publishers and editors has... Read more »
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Cardinal George compares some gay activist anti-Catholic rhetoric to KKK's

I don’t know specifically what rhetoric he was talking about when he compared it to the Ku Klux Klan, but some of the stuff you hear about Catholics these days gets pretty nasty. Agree or disagree?  Deserved or not?

Newt Gingrich: The next Catholic president?

It came as a surprise to me to, even though I’m Catholic, that he is a convert. Here is a very informative article about the man. Hat tip to Blithe Spirit.

Do Catholics want to 'impose their morals on America?'

No. Catholics as much as anyone understand that this is a democracy. So when it comes to “imposing,” it won’t happen. Yes, Catholics, as citizens, have as much of a right to seek a moral society as they see it as do “progressives,” athetists and others do–through the democratic process. How else do you think... Read more »
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Courts and asinine law makes Illinois congressional redistricting a pawn of politics

If you’re wondering why political reform is so enfeebled in Illinois, consider a federal appeals court decision last week that zapped a Republican effort to make the state’s congressional redistricting fair, balanced and honest. A three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Democrats‘ unabashed drawing of Illinois’ 18 districts in a... Read more »
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