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by | Aug 30, 2018

In their  American Spectator open letter to the American bishops, Bob Luddy and editor R. Emmett Tyrrell have correctly called the Catholic priest abuse scandal horrific and demanded that the bishops, priests, and administrators who failed to resolve these crimes in…

by | Jul 4, 2018

It all seemed to begin innocently enough at the most recent Cabinet meeting when President Donald Trump turned to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget for what he called a “little report” about his agency’s ideas on…

by | May 11, 2018

Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker has been labeled one of the world’s most important intellectuals, winning awards from the National Academy of Sciences, the American Psychological Association, the Royal Institution, and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society — and he’s the planet’s leading…

by | Apr 11, 2018

So Donald Trump labeled the Washington Post just “another lobbyist” in the Washington swamp and charged that its owner Jeff Bezos’ other business Amazon had an unfair advantage against other interests because the Post has an influence on policy beyond any lobbyist’s dream. The…

by | Feb 13, 2018

Americans are constantly being warned that Donald Trump’s presidency means the end of American democracy — this from not simply obvious partisans but Hollywood and TV, the nation’s top journalists and commentators, the academy, mainstream think tanks, Republican and Democratic…

by | Jan 25, 2018

Remember when we all thought the World Wide Web would put average folks in charge, with popular uprisings replacing the dictators and hierarchical institutions to make us all free? In her witty new book Australian technology author and TED celebrity…

by | Dec 18, 2017

America seems more deeply divided today than at any recent period, not only between political parties but within the parties too. Since the U.S. Civil War, basically one party or another has ruled with large coalitions and little deep disagreement…

by | Nov 16, 2017

It was early March 2001 when 21-year-old Abigail Burroughs was told by her oncologist that conventional options for her cancer had been exhausted. The good news was that a new drug Erbitux had a good chance to save her life….

by | Oct 23, 2017

It has long been conservative orthodoxy that the Federal Government will not implement right of center policies without strong cabinet government, that is with political appointees at the top and placed throughout multiple levels of bureaucracy to manage a resistant…

by | Sep 14, 2017

So President Donald Trump has kissed and made up with Democratic Senate Leader Charles Schumer and House chief Nancy Pelosi. “Chuck and Nancy would like to see something happen, and so do I,” he said, agreeing to a debt increase…

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