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Langley Long Gone


Intelligence designs at CIA. Leakproof intelligence, leakproof borders. A madman's missive. Driving costs overdrive. Plus much more.

Funny Catholics in L.A.

By on 4.30.06 | 7:09PM

If you have any doubts that something's truly amiss in the Los Angeles archdiocese -- or even American Catholicism -- watch this video. And don't stop just because it hurts.

UPDATE: Ack! If you thought, where is the cardinal? Cardinal Mahony's presiding.

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Good as Gold


The Fed and inflation insurance. An Indian for the UN. More Newtsayers. Still more responses from the field to Ben Stein. Plus much else.

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Advisor in Chief


Putting Newt in his place -- some strong reactions. Also, those passed-over generals. A house of doom. Plus much more.

Bad Language, Good Language

By on 4.17.06 | 11:06AM

Countervailing the barbaric yawps of the blogosphere's sinister side are the remarkable Good Friday meditations composed by Archbishop Angelo Comastri, which are worth reading in full. Occasionally the Archbishop succeeds in identifying exactly the worst of postmodernity's worst ills. This timely precision is a victory for any religion. It is particularly so for Catholicism today.

But the rest of us win as well simply by hearing that such as this is, and can be, still publicly spoken: "our affluence is making us less human, our entertainment has become a drug, a source of alienation, and our society's incessant, tedious message is an invitation to die of selfishness ... Today we seem to be witnessing a kind of anti-Genesis, a counter-plan, a diabolical pride aimed at eliminating the family. There is a move to reinvent mankind, to modify the very grammar of life as planned and willed by God. ... Today bodies are constantly bought and sold on the streets of our cities, on the streets of our televisions, in homes that have become like streets."

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Feeling Better


The spring of our discontent -- surely summer can't be far away. Also: Their corruptions. The Council of Trent reconsidered. Daily reports to Ben Stein. Plus much more.

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Modern Outrages


Misappropriations. Resisting the Catechism. Hillary in her words. McCain attacks. Plus much more.