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by | Jan 28, 2017

On Friday our two little platoons, over one hundred parishioners strong, attended Mass, boarded the buses, and headed into the District to join several hundred thousand of our compatriots for the 44th March for Life. The annual March is a…

by | Oct 14, 2013

Ken Cuccinelli, Republican candidate for Governor in Virginia, has done the arithmetic and, as reported by Fred Kunkle of the Washington Post, says that his Democratic opponent, Terry McAuliffe, has made campaign promises totaling $14 billion in spending over four years, the length…

by | Oct 13, 2013

“CONSERVATIVE CRACKUP ON DEBT SHAKEDOWN,” screeched the headline on Huffington Post (October 9, 2013), a statement to which I took great exception. The unfolding disaster on the Hill is not conservative in the least. It seems to be a toxic…

by | Sep 30, 2013

As a mossback and fiscal conservative, I certainly believe in cutting the federal budget, reforming entitlements, and, yes, deep-sixing Obamacare at the earliest opportunity. But as I watch the unfolding drama (or is it melodrama?) on Capitol Hill, I find…

by | Sep 23, 2013

In the hottest race of 2013, things seem to be turning around for Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor of Virginia. As I wrote here, he is an impressive fellow facing very difficult demographic shifts which are transforming the…

by | Sep 18, 2013

Is the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) becoming a Cassandra? You remember Cassandra. She was given the gift of prophecy but, for holding out on that rake, Apollo, was cursed so that her predictions and those of all her descendants would…

by | Sep 9, 2013

Peggy Noonan got it exactly right. “A point on how quickly public opinion has jelled,” wrote Ronald Reagan’s former speechwriter. “There is something going on here, a new distance between Washington and America that the Syria debate has forced into…

by | Aug 20, 2013

Growing up in St. Louis you come to appreciate the Missouri River very much, especially in the dry season when it makes up almost 60 percent of the flow of the Mississippi River at the foot of the Arch. A…

by | Aug 6, 2013

George Will is an opinion columnist and public intellectual whose reputation may very well surpass that of Walter Lippmann in the annals of American letters. His recent article on “Religion and the American Public,” published in the journal National Affairs,…

by | Jul 31, 2013

The Virginia governor’s race is well underway with Republican Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli running against über Democratic fundraiser and former party chairman Terry McAuliffe. The Cook Political Report has called this campaign “the marquee race on the ballot nationally in…

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