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by Ben Stein | Oct 1, 2022

When I was a child at beautiful Parkside Elementary School next to Sligo Creek Parkway in Silver Spring, Maryland, we were taught that our worldwide rival, Bolshevik Communism, was a horrible, gruesome, cruel gift of death. It was barely better…

by George Neumayr | Sep 29, 2022

The Associated Press published a piece this week casting the confessional seal as sinister. That its reporters would even think to turn a prosaic defense of this venerable privilege into a scandal is a measure of our secularized times. Only…

by Larry Thornberry | Sep 25, 2022

TAMPA — How do I hate September? Let me count the ways. T.S. Eliot was obviously not a Floridian. April is not the cruelest month in the Sunshine State. That honor goes, by popular acclaim, to September. Like just about every other…

by Francis P. Sempa | Sep 22, 2022

The Biden Defense Department’s Orwellian “Naming Commission,” created by Congress in 2021, has recommended that the Navy Department rename the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville, which recently transited the dangerous Taiwan Strait, because it memorializes the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville…

by George Neumayr | Sep 21, 2022

The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes homosexual acts as “acts of grave depravity” and says that “[u]nder no circumstances can they be approved.” But many powerful prelates across the world disagree with this teaching and have subverted it for…

by Francis P. Sempa | Sep 19, 2022

Despite recent calls for the United States to end its policy of “strategic ambiguity” over Taiwan, the Biden White House continues to talk out of both sides of its mouth on the issue, thereby producing not strategic clarity but confusion….

by Elyse Apel | Sep 17, 2022

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill Friday banning most abortions in the state. This made West Virginia the second state, the first being Indiana, to pass legislation significantly restricting abortion since the reversal of Roe v. Wade in…

by George Neumayr | Sep 13, 2022

“We will introduce legislation … to get America in a position at the federal level I think is fairly consistent with the rest of the world,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Tuesday, introducing a bill that would…

by Larry Thornberry | Sep 13, 2022

Dallas Cowboys star quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a hand injury in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’ll likely be out four to six weeks, obliging the Cowboys to lean on backups Cooper Rush and Will Grier. Former Cowboy…

by Ellie Gardey | Sep 9, 2022

A federal judge in Texas ruled Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that insurers must provide free coverage of HIV prevention medications violates a Christian company’s religious liberty and is unconstitutional. Lawyers for the company, Braidwood Management Inc., said…

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