The Georgetown gang that couldn’t think straight.
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ONE WONDERS WHERE these professors were when Georgetown covered up the Jesuit cross at the request of the Obama White House. And did they welcome President Obama with a letter “challenging” him on his record in favor of infanticide (by opposing bans on partial birth abortion and even by opposing bans on destroying “born-alive” infants whom doctors intended to abort)? Of course not. Lord forbid they should challenge somebody on the left who violates a clear and unambiguous Catholic doctrine — but if somebody on the right merely disagrees with a position of their own that has a far more tenuous and ambiguous connection to merely interpretive Catholic teaching, well, that ideological apostasy must be met with all guns blazing!
When four of the letter’s signers were teaching me, they were far more open-minded, less ideological, and more collegial — and certainly not insufferably boorish, which was what their letter to Ryan was.
The budget battles in Washington are battles of political philosophy and policy-analysis, not of theology. Paul Ryan never claimed otherwise. But I think most honest observers will agree with George Weigel, the pre-eminent expert on John Paul II, that Ryan’s approach is far more consonant at least with that Pope’s thinking than are the fulminations of 90 professors who understand the federal budget no better than the ordinary American understands how to work an abacus.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?