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So Invite Him In


A story is told about a defiant non-believer who stood outside a shtibl (a small synagogue) one Sabbath afternoon, yelling hostile imprecations, while the congregation inside were eating the traditional Sabbath “Third Meal” (a tradition that treats the Day of Rest with special love and significance). Members of the congregation raced to the Rabbi and told him […]

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Obama Judges Can’t Save Dem Losers


Obama-appointed federal judges have brazenly rewritten election statutes to favor Democrats challenging the outcomes of races in Florida and Georgia. In both states, however, the apparent losers haven’t benefited from arbitrary changes these partisan jurists made in the laws by which election officials are legally bound. Thursday, for example, an Obama appointee changed the rules […]

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Kavanatti #HeToo


So it looks like Michael Avenatti has been busted for busting some woman’s face. The Los Angeles Police Department, not a Trump stronghold, arrested him on Wednesday on charges of felony domestic violence. According to TMZ, a publication that somehow not only breaks the inside scoops on these outlier celebrity incidents, but that also has […]

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Cronyism: Immune to Elections


Last week’s elections changed a lot of things. Trump no longer has the support of both chambers of Congress. Leader McConnell will now be fighting for bills to move further right than left. And, of course the fight over recyclable plasticware in the House will be back in full force — LONG LIVE STRAWS THAT […]

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Florida Almost Certainly Has a Republican Governor-Elect


After the results of required machine recount are in, it is almost a dead-bang certainty that Republican Ron DeSantis will be certified as the winner of Florida’s governor’s race next Tuesday. In the recount, which cost the state a packet, led to numerous lawsuits, and to a bunch of heated accusations by representatives of both […]

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A Second Round of Soundings on Items in the News


(Sounding: noun, the act of measuring the depths or the heights) Packing the Courts Following the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, the Democrats and liberals are suggesting that Congress add two seats to the U.S. Supreme Court. Two can play this game. President Trump could encourage all federal judges, at both trial and appellate levels, over a […]

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Marked for Death 40 Years Ago, Jim Jones’s Nemesis Survives


Forty years ago Sunday, Jim Jones orchestrated the deaths of 918 people in Guyana. He blamed one man, also in Guyana at the time, for Peoples Temple’s demise and hoped aloud that his followers would murder him. “Can they not talk to San Francisco to see that [Tim] Stoen does not get by with this […]

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Tobin: Yes, Italian actor Francesco Castiglione Lived at My Rectory


Baltimore Some nasty sleet covered Baltimore on early Thursday morning. Looking at a twenty-minute walk in it, I nearly scotched my plan to walk over to the Inner Harbor Marriott to see if I could catch Cardinal Joseph Tobin checking out of the hotel after the U.S. bishops’ conference wrapped up at it. I wanted […]

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Progressive Nationalists… When Leftists Love Nationalism


“The true nationalists and patriots were progressives — and environmentalists.” So declared an August 2015 article at the website of Think Progress, founded by the Center for American Progress, citadel of the progressive-liberal left. Back then, nationalism was good to progressives. Now, with Donald Trump having bothered to weigh in, nationalism is bad to progressives. In fact, […]

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Tucker Carlson’s ‘Ship of Fools’


A truer examination of a serious American problem could not be had. In his new book,  Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, Tucker Carlson gets to the heart of the seriously bad situation that confronts America. Ship of Fools is, says the opening flap of the book, […]

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