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  • Pope Francis, without the politics (free-enterpriser comments)

    01/12/2014 8:09:14 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 38 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | January 8, 2014 | Rev. Robert A. Sirico
    In 2005 I was invited to Rome by the BBC to provide commentary for the events surrounding the death of Pope John Paul II and the subsequent conclave that would elect Joseph Ratzinger as Benedict XVI. On the day the cardinals entered the conclave, I was on camera with the veteran BBC correspondent Brian Hanrahan (who died in 2010) and who seemed incredulous that the College of Cardinals might elect Ratzinger who had just given a memorable homily to the cardinals in which he decried the “dictatorship of relativism.” Could so narrow-minded a man, I was in effect asked, become...

    05/17/2012 2:59:13 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 174 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/17/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The text editor of the 1991 literary agency booklet that described Barack Obama as “born in Kenya” said Thursday the line in question was “nothing more than a fact checking error.” Miriam Goderich issued a statement to the Political Wire saying the future president never suggested “in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii”: “You’re undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more...
  • Obama's Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: 'Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii'

    05/17/2012 10:58:09 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 899 replies
    Breitbart News has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama's then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, which touts Obama as "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii."
  • Freedom in Free Fall

    02/20/2010 1:40:36 AM PST · by bronxville · 1 replies · 319+ views
    Acton Institute ^ | 2/16/2010 | Kevin E Schmiesing
    The 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, a joint publication of the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, measures the world’s nations according to a range of criteria from the ease of starting a business, to protection of property rights, to various forms of government interventions. Among the 15 “biggest losers” during the past year was the United States, placing it among the likes of Libya, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, and Venezuela. (The inclusion of the relatively more respectable United Kingdom is cold comfort.) America’s plunge in the rankings is the result of a range of misguided policies, including increasing tax rates...
  • Less Religion Means More Government

    10/10/2009 2:12:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 1,303+ views
    ce ^ | October 10, 2009 | Anthony B. Bradley
    Soviet communism adopted Karl Marx’s teaching that religion was the “opiate of the masses” and launched a campaign of bloody religious persecution. Marx was misguided about the role of religion but years later many communists became aware that turning people away from religious life increases dependence on government to address life’s problems. The history of government coercion that comes from turning from religion to government makes a new study suggesting a national decline in religious life particularly alarming to those concerned about individual freedom.The American Religious Identification Survey, published by Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., reports that we should expect...
  • Cyanide Suspected In Sickening 7 L.A. Firefighters

    09/07/2009 8:06:25 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 14 replies · 2,121+ views
    NationalTerrorAlert ^ | 9/6/09 | National
    As the fire and homicide investigation continues, officials say several firefighters were exposed to cyanide gas in two separate incidents as they were mopping up hot spots near the small city of Acton on the northern edge of the massive blaze. The poisonous cyanide fumes are suspected in acute breathing problems suffered by Los Angeles firefighters battling the Station Fire in the Aliso Canyon. One firefighters suffered life-threatening respiratory arrest and remains in hospital after she was knocked out by noxious fumes on Sept. 1 near Acton. Two days later, six firefighters suffered severe breathing difficulties in another part of...
  • Southern California fire threatens historic Mount Wilson Observatory

    09/01/2009 12:54:39 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 99 replies · 1,919+ views
    The Scientific American ^ | Sept. 1, 2009 | John Matson
    The so-called Station Fire, which now covers more than 120,000 Southern California acres and is burning largely uncontained, continues to threaten the century-old Mount Wilson Observatory, home to astronomer Edwin Hubble at the time he made his landmark observations of the universe's expansion. The observatory is currently unmanned due to the fire threat and the attending smoke, but a webcam atop Mount Wilson's 150-foot solar tower has provided observatory managers and concerned observers with a view from the scene. At 12:55 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) the camera showed a great deal of smoke but no flames. ...According to the Los...
  • EWTN - Friday at 8pm - Mary Ann Glendon Former US Ambassador to the Vatican

    05/29/2009 12:26:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 435+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 29, 2009
    Friday, May 29 Mary Ann Glendon - Former US Ambassador to the Vatican and member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Fr. Robert Sirico - President of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty.
  • A bailout would sacrifice freedom for dependency

    09/29/2008 10:23:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 516+ views
    Throughout our nation's history, the size and scope of government has grown by leaps and bounds during times of crisis, financial or otherwise. The political class' natural instinct is for government to rush to the rescue, particularly when an election is near. The current financial meltdown appears to be no exception, as our government responds with a $700 billion taxpayer-funded bailout proposal that was at best a Band-Aid and at worst a more deadly strain of the same disease. Rather than punishing taxpayers, an array of smarter options is at the government's disposal: abandon cheap-money policy; remove financial incentives that...
  • Christ, Christmas, and Capitalism

    12/26/2006 8:58:41 AM PST · by rhema · 4 replies · 414+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | December 26, 2006 | Bill Steigerwald
    The Rev. Robert Sirico is not your ordinary parish priest. He is not only the pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in Kalamazoo, Mich., he’s the co-founder and president of The Acton Institute, a market-friendly think tank devoted to promoting “a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.” Father Sirico, a frequent contributor to the country's top op-ed pages and regular commentator on TV, has made it his extra-spiritual calling to educate future religious leaders about the principles – and moral virtues -- of a free-market economy. I talked to him by phone Tuesday...
  • CA: Legislative action at a glance - August 24, 2004

    08/24/2004 7:02:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 209+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/24/04 | AP - Sacramento
    Some of the legislation voted on Tuesday by the California Legislature, and bills signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: CAMPAIGN MONEY: - Political parties that donate to candidates in the last 16 days before an election would have to disclose the contribution within 24 hours. AB890, by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Sherman Oaks, was approved by the Senate 30-1 and returned to the Assembly for concurrence in amendments. TIME SHARES: - Consumer protections would be strengthened for the sale and marketing of vacation time-shares. AB2252, by Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez, D-San Fernando, was approved by the Senate 30-1, sending it to the Assembly...

    07/17/2004 4:05:43 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 507 replies · 9,020+ views
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    There is a large fire in the Santa Clarita Area of Los Angeles County....if you are in SoCal, that is the very large smoke clouds to the north.
  • Patriot's Day Reenactments Concord TODAY

    04/18/2003 11:35:23 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 2 replies · 399+ views ^ | April 19, 2003 | None

    01/24/2003 9:06:04 AM PST · by one2many · 27 replies · 1,637+ views
    historical archives ^ | 1866 | Acto & Lee
    The Lord ActonGeneral Robert E. Lee Correspondence Bologna November 4, 1866 Sir, The very kind letter which Mrs. Lee wrote to my wife last winter encouraged me to hope that you will forgive my presuming to address you, and that you will not resent as an intrusion a letter from an earnest and passionate lover of the cause whose glory and whose strength you were. I have been requested to furnish private counsel in American affairs for the guidance of the editors of a weekly Review which is to begin at the New Year, and which will be conducted by...