James M. Thunder

James M. Thunder is a Washington, D.C. attorney.

Pope Francis Chose the Wrong Cemetery

 

On Thursday, November 2, Pope Francis traveled about 30 miles south of Rome to the site of the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery at Nettuno, administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission, where 7,860 American service personnel are buried. Pope Francis celebrated Mass there and walked among the graves, placing flowers on some headstones. The Catholic Church […]

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Is Judge Gorsuch Biased for Business?

 

My purpose here is very narrow. In 2005, when Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was in private legal practice, he co-authored a paper published by the Washington Legal Foundation. (It is an organization, for whom I, too, have written.) This paper is being used by the media as one example to allege that Judge Gorsuch […]

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Does Trump Still Have a Mandate?

 

(*Sounding: noun, the act of measuring the depths or the heights.) Trump Opponents Say He Has No Mandate They cite the fact that he received 2.9 million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. (All of the excess popular votes by Clinton could be had simply from California: 8.7 million to 4.5 million.) Frankly, after every election […]

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Measuring the Depths and Heights of Our Politics

 

(*Sounding: noun, the act of measuring the depths or the heights.) Would Obama Have Beaten Trump? Obama supported Hillary. “There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office than Hillary Clinton.” (Charlotte, N.C., July 5, 2016.) “I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman more […]

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Marching for Life, 2017

 

If you look at the marchers today, you’ll see tens of thousands of young people. This intimidates the pro-abortion crowd because they have long thought that the idea of pro-life would die out over time, that pro-life people were adherents to “that old-time religion” that had been left behind by modern culture. If you look […]

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John Lewis: A Tool of Putin

 

On Friday, January 13, 2017, Georgia Congressman John Lewis (D.-5th) told NBC News’ “Meet the Press” that Donald Trump would not be, in seven days, a “legitimate president.” The only reason he gave was alleged Russian hacking in the November election that allegedly helped Trump and destroyed Hillary Clinton. So, to be clear, Lewis did […]

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Iran Deal: Not Too Late for the U.S. Senate

 

With respect to the Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama and U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D.-Nev.), the Senate Minority Leader, have played the Republican Senators, the Senate as a whole, and, through them, the American people they represent, for fools, in at least two ways: The Corker-Cardin law that passed both houses of Congress and […]

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Killing Innocents—For A Good Reason: Today’s Herod, Caiaphas, and Pilate

 

You have most probably heard the haunting “Coventry Carol” sung principally during the Christmas season. It recounts King Herod the Great’s massacre of all males under the age of two in Bethlehem described in the Gospel of Matthew 2:1-18. Herod had been outwitted by the three Magi who had not returned to Jerusalem, as he […]

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Selma and the Edmund Pettus Bridge

 

It is a moving photograph (no. 5) by Saul Loeb. Saturday, March 7, 2015. The 50th anniversary of the first Selma to Montgomery March, known as “Bloody Sunday.” The front row includes John Lewis, President Obama’s family, former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura. But in large letters above all of them is “Edmund Pettus Bridge.” It […]

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Immigration Law: What Difference Does It Make to the Hispanic Voter, and Why?

 

According to an election eve poll conducted by Latino Decisions, immigration was the top issue for Latino voters in this election cycle. — National Council of La Raza, Press Release, Thursday, November 6, 2014 What is the truth in this statement now that we know that so many Latinos eligible to vote stayed home? If […]

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