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  • “When they come to destroy your business because you are pro-traditional family”

    04/21/2015 8:23:18 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 32 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    When some homosexual couple comes to your Christian business for services at their immoral event, don’t panic. Go ahead and take their business! Then explain what is going to happen next.
  • Mitt Romney endorses pro-abortion Republican Scott Brown over pro-life rival in Senate race

    07/08/2014 4:28:47 PM PDT · by SumProVita · 47 replies
    MANCHESTER, NH – Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has endorsed pro-abortion Republican Scott Brown over his pro-life rival in the primary to see who becomes the GOP's candidate for U.S. senator from New Hampshire.
  • Uganda accuses U.S. of blackmail

    06/23/2014 6:13:09 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 16 replies
    The U.S. has been accused of blackmail by Uganda, after President Barack Obama's administration cut funding to Uganda and cancelled a joint military exercise. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - This action is a response to a new Ugandan law which criminalizes homosexuality, and Ugandan official Ofwono Opondo was not happy. "We think it is simply blackmail," he said. "We have said it before, homosexuality is not a fundamental human right. In our own constitution, it is not guaranteed as a fundamental right."
  • Love Weaker than Commerce

    06/20/2014 9:08:22 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 3 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | June 20, 2014 | Dr. Francis Beckwith
    "Up until very recently, marriage had been universally thought of as consisting of three essential characteristics: conjugality, permanence, and exclusivity. This had been more or less reflected in our laws." (Worth the Read!)
  • DOJ Retaliates Against Priest for Suing over Govt Shutdown of Mass

    01/19/2014 12:26:38 PM PST · by SumProVita · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    A Catholic Navy Chaplain, who sued the Department of Defense and the Navy after he was banned from celebrating Mass at a Georgia naval base during the recent Government shutdown, appears to be the target of a Federal government retaliation.
  • Why Lois Lerner Took the Fifth

    07/11/2013 6:43:33 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 12 replies
    Power Line ^ | July 10, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Patterico unearthed something that, to my knowledge, had not been reported previously: a November 2011 Business Week article about the business operations of non-profit universities that concludes with this: Lois Lerner, the IRS’s director of tax-exempt organizations who is overseeing the investigation, says many schools are rethinking how and what they report to the government. Receiving a thick questionnaire from the IRS, she says, is a “behavior changer.”
  • The Mystery Check For Bs. 300 Million Found In The Hands Of A Former Iranian Minister Of Finance

    02/08/2013 7:23:49 AM PST · by SumProVita · 5 replies
    The Devil's Excrement ^ | February 7, 2013 | Miguel Octavio
    Think about it: An Iranian man arrives in Germany from Turkey, fails to report that he is carrying more than 10,000 euros in financial instruments, a check for Bs. 300 million (more than US$ 60 million at the official rate of exchange) is found in his briefcase and he seems to care little if the check is taken from him. "On the border of Holland and Germany in Dusseldorf, a man from Iran was arrested for having a check for 300.000.000 Bsf (54 million euro) from Banco Venezuela in his suitcase."
  • Why is Justice Scalia Wearing Sir Thomas More’s Hat?

    01/22/2013 8:19:47 AM PST · by SumProVita · 56 replies
    The Acton Institute ^ | January 22, 2013 | Joe Carter
    At most inaugural events the sartorial buzz is about what designer dress the First Lady is wearing. But yesterday everyone was more interested in a Supreme Court Justice’s hat. Many people were left wondering: Why is Antonin Scalia wearing a renaissance era painter’s hat?
  • A watershed election. A Weimar election?

    11/11/2012 11:12:37 AM PST · by SumProVita · 30 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | November 8, 2012 | James V. Schall, S.J.
    The state, with its main duties, the taking care of everyone, defines what is important from now on. One might say that our people coldly looked the Leviathan in its eyes. They did not flinch as he brought them into his body. These are dramatic observations, no doubt. We now wait to see what happens next. We have established who is in power. We will not pass this way again. And in establishing who is to rule us, we reveal our own souls. The liberty to do whatever we want that Aristotle spoke of while describing democracies is now firmly...
  • Analysis: Guttmacher Institute Equates Abortion Limits With Forced Abortion

    11/09/2012 7:42:00 AM PST · by SumProVita · 3 replies
    C-FAM (Friday Fax) ^ | November 9, 2012 | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    In June of this past year, photos of a Chinese woman and her dead child flooded the Internet, accompanied by the account of how Feng Jianmei was abducted from her home and forced to undergo a late-term abortion by local family-planning officials. Mrs. Feng’s story spread across international news headlines and provoked outrage by national governments. The European Parliament issued a terse statement calling the incident “unacceptable.” A recent article makes the case that any law which restricts abortion--such as waiting periods or parental consent--is the equivalent of China's brutal forced abortion policy that victimized Mrs. Feng. The article from...
  • A Mother’s Promise to the Nation

    11/07/2012 4:46:20 PM PST · by SumProVita · 6 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | November 7, 2012 A.D. | Stacy Trasancos
    I know I speak for many, many other mothers out there this morning and I know they would say the same thing I am about to say. The United States has just elected Barack Obama to a second term as President. News reports tell us that the narrow victory may have hinged on the women’s vote. It appears that the “lady parts” rhetoric about how women’s rights depend on contraception and abortion resonated with enough American women that it affected the election. They didn’t want to “do it with just anybody.” No, it had to be with a “really great...
  • Death Panels Here, Doctors Plea for Help

    10/22/2012 7:17:09 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 49 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | October 20, 2012 | Sharon Sebastian
    Doctors across America are sick. A new and desperate plight has surfaced in emergency rooms across the nation for both patients and doctors alike. The following blog by one valiant doctor speaks for thousands of doctors being forced to go against their natural instincts and abilities to allow further hospital care and re-admit patients. Effective October 2012, doctors at hospitals across the land are being forced by the Obama administration to break their Hippocratic Oath. Obama's revamped Medicare has now begun forcing doctors at hospitals to turn their backs on patients no matter how critical their need for re-admittance. Obamacare...
  • Another Obamacare surprise

    10/22/2012 6:57:24 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 22, 2012 | Scott Johnson
    Obamacare is a monumental house of horrors. Open a door and find another monster. Robert Samuelson opens the door on the law’s distinction between full-time and part-time workers. You think Obamacare might have something to do with suppressing the growth of full-time employment? Consider Samuelson’s observations.
  • Campaign 2012: Economy and Empowerment

    10/20/2012 2:02:00 PM PDT · by SumProVita
    First Things ^ | October 17, 2012 | George Weigel
    A robust economy is not only an economic imperative; it is a moral and cultural imperative. A robust economy makes honorable work possible for all who wish to be responsible for their own lives and the lives of their loved ones. And work, according to Blessed John Paul II in the 1983 encyclical Laborem Exercens, is an expression of our participation in God’s sustaining “creation” of the world. A robust economy makes possible the empowerment of the underprivileged—the true “preferential option for the poor” in Catholic social doctrine, according to John Paul’s 1991 encyclical Centesimus Annus—even as it helps conserve...
  • Let’s Talk About the REAL War on Women

    10/20/2012 7:43:19 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 12 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | October 2012 | Sr. Anne Marie Walsh, SOLT
    PBS recently aired a documentary on women in 6 different countries called, “Half the Sky,” based on the book of the same name, by Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn. Countries featured in the documentary were Sierra Leon, where rape as a weapon of choice during the civil war there has now become mainstream; Cambodia, where sex-trafficking brothels are filled with younger and younger girls who are locked up and even caged, made to take “clients” non-stop; Viet Nam where girls, especially from the countryside, are discriminated out of educations and left with little hope for much of a...
  • Deaf Black Women Not Diverse Enough for College

    10/16/2012 7:30:22 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 6 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | October 15, 2012 | Matthew Archbold
    Deaf Black Women Not Diverse Enough for College This is unbelievable. A deaf black women who acts as a diversity officer at a college isn't diverse enough for the college. I know what you're thinking. Deaf. Black. Sure sounds like the college hit the diversity jackpot. I mean she's not 1/8 Cherokee like Elizabeth Warren but hey, deaf and black is pretty darn diverse. You know, their Human Resources guy won some kind of diversity award when they hired her. I bet there's a plaque right next to his night school diploma. But it turns out that the the black...
  • ‘Operation Demoralize Is Working Just as Planned’

    09/10/2012 5:39:28 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 9, 2012 | Ed Driscoll
    To place the weekend’s polls into perspective, Matt Drudge offers some historic flashbacks: ● POLL: O 49% R 45%… ● FLASHBACK: CARTER +4 OVER REAGAN IN SEPT 1980 [+8 IN OCT]… ● FLASHBACK: DUKAKIS +17 OVER BUSH AFTER DNC 1988… As William A. Jacobson writes at his Legal Insurrection blog, “Operation Demoralize is Working Just as Planned”: It’s November 7. Barack Obama has won. The Republican presidential strategy has failed. The media is jubilant. The right-blogosphere is going through a serious introspection. The left-blogosphere is dancing on our graves and shoving it down our throats. Four years of fighting the...
  • The Tyrant

    09/09/2012 11:12:03 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 13 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | Tuesday, 07 February 2012 | James V. Schall, S. J.
    The tyrant is always among the most important to understand. ...snip.... What else strikes us as odd is that the tyrant almost invariably arises out of a democracy. Democracy breeds tyrants. We are loath to hear it. But we are also reluctant to examine the guiding spirit of the actual regimes we designate as “democratic.” A democracy is a regime in which “freedom” rules. Here “freedom” is defined, not as allowing us to follow what is virtuous, but the relativist permission to do whatever we will. The democratic regime makes no judgment about right or wrong. As a result, right...
  • Wayne Root leaves Libertarian Party, backs Romney

    09/07/2012 5:42:25 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 27 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 09/06/2012 | Jason Pye
    Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Party’s Vice Presidential nominee and political commentator, resigned this morning from the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) to, according to his resignation letter, “elect good people and change the direction of this country outside of a third party.” In the letter to the LNC, which is available at Independent Political Report, Root explains that his decision much is not unlike those of previous Libertarian Party presidential candidates, including Ron Paul and David Koch; both of whom left the LP to become prominent Republicans. When I asked if he was now backing Mitt Romney, Root responded, “I...
  • Pentagon Report: Obama Admin Fails to Set Up Voting Offices on Bases

    09/06/2012 6:21:29 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 18 replies
    Breitbart Big Peace ^ | September 5, 2012 | Tony Lee
    The Pentagon’s Inspector General discovered nearly half of U.S. military bases abroad lack offices where troops can register to vote or apply for absentee ballots. The Pentagon’s report notes the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2009, requires an installation voting assistance office (IVAO) on every military base that is not in a war zone. The Pentagon attempted to contact the offices at 229 military bases, but could only reach 114 IVAOs. Republicans have accused the the Obama administration, which just recently sued to make it more difficult for military voters...
  • DNC Platform Still Guts Pro-Israel Language

    09/06/2012 5:58:17 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 4 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | September 6, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Despite yesterday’s chaos on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in an attempt to restore Jerusalem and God to the Democratic Party 2012 platform, full pro-Israel language from the 2008 platform has not been and will not be restored. The current Democratic platform regarding Israel had a couple sentences restored yesterday: Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths. But the full language of the 2008 platform is still gone:
  • DOJ Representatives Seen High-Fiving Occupiers Protesting RNC…

    08/30/2012 4:46:22 PM PDT · by SumProVita · 13 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | August 30, 2012 | Zip
    Comrades. Via Breitbart... What are uniformed field representatives of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Relations Service (CRS) doing assisting Occupy/anarchist activists outside the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa? Exclusive video captured by Breitbart News during Occupy/anarchist demonstrations outside the RNC Tuesday shows CRS field representatives, wearing DOJ logo polo shirts and hats, conversing with Occupy protesters. In one case, a CRS representative and protester are seen to high-five each other.
  • Special Operations OPSEC targets Obama for reckless intelligence leaks

    08/18/2012 6:14:39 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | August 16, 2012 | Dan Spencer
    The good folks at Special Operations OPSEC see their mission as stopping President Obama and others, from politically capitalizing on U.S. national security operations and secrets, which allows the special operations and intelligence capabilities to be degraded., and educating the public about the importance and necessity of Operational Security. The video does a good job of doing that. The Former Special Operations and C.I.A. personnel are upset about the “avalanche” of leaks obviously intended to politically benefit Obama...
  • Paul Ryan's radical beliefs about budgets, politics, and society

    08/17/2012 8:44:03 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 10 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | August 16, 2012 | Carl E. Olson
    This is, without doubt, brazen and even radical stuff, full of the sort of triumphalistic, jingoistic, and greedy rhetoric you expect from Republicans and conservatives. Brace yourself: ...snip... Oh, wait. My apologies; the quotes above were all taken from the 1960 and 1964 Democratic Party Platforms. How did that happen? Whoops.
  • Biden’s ‘good friend,’ donor receives $20M federal loan...

    08/17/2012 6:02:29 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2012 | Christopher Bedford open foreign luxury car dealership in Ukraine (Title) According to a public summary document, the loan, from the federal government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation, is for “[u]p to $20.0 million,” and is designed to “expand Winner Import Ukraine’s automobile business, [and] construct and operate ‘Winner Autocity,’ which will have two new, state-of-the-art dealership facilities for Porsche and Land Rover/Jaguar automobiles.” ...snip... Under “U.S. Economic Impact,” the summary document says, “This project will have a positive developmental impact on the host country, Ukraine. The project will generate a significant number of new local jobs. Running a dealership for premium automobile...
  • Tax-Funded Sterilizations for Teenagers (No Parental Consent Required?)

    08/16/2012 5:31:16 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 15, 2012 | La Shawn Barber
    In Oregon, a 15-year-old cannot obtain a driver's license or legally drink alcohol, but she can ask a doctor to make her infertile. ...snip... A story on CNSNews goes into detail about an Obamacare regulation that took effect on August 1 that requires health care plans in the U.S. to provide taxpayer-funded (or free, in liberal terminology) contraceptive methods that include sterilization “for women with reproductive capacity.” Because the recommendation doesn’t specify age, it theoretically could apply to any menstruating girl. CNSNews learned that Oregon allows a minor to consent to sterilization. In that state, a 15-year-old girl can give...
  • Landslide on the Horizon

    08/09/2012 5:55:13 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 59 replies
    Ricochet ^ | August 9, 2012 | Paul A. Rahe
    When I read Nate Silver, Sean Trende, Charlie Cook, Jay Cost, and the others who make a profession of political prognostication, I pay close attention to their attempts to dissect the polling data and predict what is to come. But I also take everything that they say with a considerable grain of salt. You see, I lived through the 1980 election, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the collapse of the Soviet Union, and I was struck at the time by the fact that next to no one among the political scientists who made a living out of studying...
  • The Senator Harry Reid wants most to protect

    08/04/2012 6:58:32 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 15 replies
    Power Line ^ | August 3, 2012 | Paul Mirengoff
    "... from what I’m hearing, the Senate Majority Leader is fixated on the Montana race, in which the incumbent Democrat Jon Tester is trying to hold off challenger Rep. Denny Rehberg." ...snip... Legislatively, he can also call for votes designed to make Democratic Senators look and good and Republican Senators not so good. I’m told that, on this front, helping Sen. Tester is Reid’s top priority. Indeed, some say its Reid’s top priority, period.
  • Taxpayers to recover only $24 million from Solyndra (of 527 million)

    08/03/2012 5:10:45 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 2, 2012 | Sean Higgins
    In a little-noticed move, Solyndra LLC officially released it bankruptcy plan this week. The official word from it is that taxpayers will recover only $24 million of the about $527 million that the failed solar panel company drew from its $535 million federal loan guarantee, according to a report from Dow Jones newswire: Documents filed Friday evening in a Delaware bankruptcy court say private equity firms, including one whose chief has ties to the Obama administration, will get back at least half of the $70 million they put into Solyndra early last year as the company battled for survival. US...
  • Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?

    07/14/2012 5:59:02 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 41 replies
    Brietbart Big Peace ^ | July 14, 2012 | Frank Salvato
    As the news stories mount regarding Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s decision to move his chemical weapons stockpile from storage to areas closer to rebel locations, there is one thing the mainstream media is not commenting on: How Syria acquired what is reported to be one of the world’s largest arsenals of bio-chemical WMD? More to the point, what they are not reporting is this: From where did the Assad regime acquire their bio-chemical WMD? In 2006, former Iraqi general, Georges Sada, who served under Saddam Hussein before he defected, wrote a comprehensive book detailing how the Iraqi Revolutionary Guard...
  • Secret Democratic Oppo Research Files for Twelve 2012 Match-Ups Found via Google

    07/13/2012 6:30:30 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 6 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July 12, 2012 | Media Trackers
    It could be one of the biggest political intelligence coups of the 2012 battle to control Congress. Media Trackers, a conservative investigative watchdog group, discovered nearly three-dozen Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee opposition research notebooks – extensive secretive manuals outlining anything that could be used against a political opponent. Several news outlets have reported that some of the files have been quietly published on the DCCC’s website to facilitate their use by independent expenditure groups. On Thursday, however, Media Trackers published a dozen opposition research books that Democrats have so far managed to keep secret.
  • And the Regulatory State Drones On

    07/12/2012 7:36:54 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 4 replies
    The American ^ | July 11, 2012 | Blake Hurst
    Forget the kerfuffle over EPA drone flights; nobody pays attention to the things that the EPA is doing that are truly frightening. ...snip... The EPA is in the process of adopting a ‘guidance document’ increasing its jurisdiction of the ‘waters of the U.S.’ by a factor of almost three simply by removing the word ‘navigable’ from the Clean Water Act. The document will expand federal regulation over vast areas of the country that have traditionally been regulated by the states. Almost any activity undertaken by landowners would require a federal permit, an expensive and time consuming process. Not only that,...
  • Chávez’s dangerous liaisons

    07/12/2012 6:24:07 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 9 replies
    Power Line ^ | July 12, 2012 | Scott Johnson
    Yesterday President Obama made news in an interview with a Miami reporter for a Spanish-language station, observing that Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez has not posed a “serious” threat to the United States.
  • DOJ Witness Can Fly to Washington, But Can’t Get Voter ID

    07/12/2012 5:44:29 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 11, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    The Justice Department actually called a witness in the Texas Voter ID trial today in Washington, D.C. The witness complained she couldn’t find the time to get her parents to drive her to get the free photo ID, but she obviously had time to fly to Washington, D.C., from Texas to testify at trial!
  • New Video: HHS Mandate and Religious Liberty

    06/23/2012 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 5 replies
    Acton Institute Powerblog ^ | June22, 2012 | Michael M. Miller
    What would Diedrich Bonhoeffer have to say about the HHS mandate? Eric Metaxas–best selling author of the biographies on William Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer:Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy gives us some insight in this 2 minute video that explains the real issue behind the HHS Mandate: Religious liberty. He’s joined by economist Jennifer Roback Morse, a Catholic economist and founder and president of the Ruth Institute. The short video distills the fact that opposition to HHS Mandate is not about the morality of contraception or even abortion. It is about religious liberty and maintaing the freedom of religion that our Founders realized...
  • Pelosi: Obama Should Unilaterally Eliminate The Debt Ceiling By Declaring It Unconstitutional

    06/23/2012 7:00:29 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 42 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | June 22, 2012 | Zip
    She does realize he’s not a dictator, right?
  • WHEN YOU'VE GOT ZILLIONS (Jay Rockefeller Killing the Coal Industry)

    06/22/2012 7:13:47 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 20 replies
    Urgent Agenda ^ | June 22, 2012 | William Katz
    Coal is not only vital to West Virginia, it is vital to the United States. Coal production certainly has its environmental issues, but new technology is mitigating them. At a time of economic crisis, it makes no sense to go after a vital industry for some minor environmental gain. The loss, which would include shattered communities and families, would be far worse. So we have Rockefeller, representing a coal state, going after the home industry, which will no doubt make him a hero to the tofu crowd after he leaves office. What happens to the miners and their families doesn't...
  • York: Obama saw corporate job as working for the enemy

    06/22/2012 6:39:41 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 16 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 21, 2012 | Byron York
    New evidence comes in the just-released biography "Barack Obama: The Story," by David Maraniss. Obama spent very little time in business, but he did have a job at a company called Business International for about a year after he graduated from Columbia University in 1983. The book contains new details about the future president's brief stint in corporate America. Obama was a low-level editor in Reference Services, working on reports describing economic conditions in various foreign countries. By all accounts, he disliked the work, not just because it was pedestrian and boring, but because it was in business. "He calls...
  • E-Mails Expose MSNBC Host’s Involvement in #StopRush Boycott

    06/22/2012 6:24:03 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 26 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | June 22, 2012 | Stacy McCain
    MSNBC host Krystal Ball was in close communication with leaders of an online boycott aimed at advertisers on Rush Limbaugh’s popular radio show, e-mails between the boycott leaders indicate. ...snip... Ball, a Democrat who ran for Congress in Virginia two years ago, is a paid MSNBC contributor who was recently announced as one of four co-hosts of a new daily program, The Cycle, on the left-leaning cable news network. It is unclear whether MSNBC executives were aware of the extent of Ball’s involvement in #StopRush, which used the social network in a campaign to drive Limbaugh off the airwaves by...
  • Obama Warns Romney Not To Attack Him On Foreign Policy,...

    06/20/2012 6:21:47 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 45 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | June19, 2012 | ZIP
    Full Title: Obama Warns Romney Not To Attack Him On Foreign Policy, “We Have One President At A Time”… ...because Obama never attacked George W. Bush on his foreign policy when he was president.
  • Cherokees travel to Mass but Elizabeth Warren refuses to meet them

    06/18/2012 6:30:45 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 54 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 18, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    While Warren will not meet with Cherokee women traveling from far away to speak with her, she’s holding fundraisers in the Bay State this week to celebrate her birthday on Friday.
  • Dad rescues ‘brain dead’ son from doctors wishing to harvest his organs...

    04/26/2012 6:52:49 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 102 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    ...boy recovers completely Although a team of four physicians insisted that his son was “brain-dead” following the wreck, Thorpe’s father enlisted the help of a general practitioner and a neurologist, who demonstrated that his son still had brain wave activity. The doctors agreed to bring him out of the coma, and five weeks later Thorpe left the hospital, having almost completely recovered.
  • Obama Cites “National Security” As Reason For Bypassing Congress To Give $147 Million To Palestinian

    04/26/2012 6:15:14 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 25 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | April 25, 2012 | Zip
    And how is funding the terror-supporting Palestinians in our national security interests?
  • California Bill Would Ban Psychotherapy Aimed at Changing Under-18-Year-Olds’ Same-Sex Desires...

    04/26/2012 5:23:19 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 23 replies
    The Voloklh Conspiracy ^ | April 25, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    "The bill is SB 1172, and it bans “psychotherapy” of under-18-year-olds “aimed at altering the sexual or romantic desires, attractions, or conduct of a person toward people of the same sex..."
  • Where Are the Rolling Heads from NOAA?

    04/24/2012 10:30:34 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2012 | Mike Johnson
    Scandals are shaking the Obama administration. Personnel with the highest of security clearances are being intimate, in the most basic definition of the word, with foreign nationals. Pillow talk, anyone? Other high-ranking officials cavort with clowns and psychics, all paid for on the government dime. Hot tub, anyone? In the meantime, a human tragedy is occurring driven by a much more expensive if equally sordid scandal at NOAA that goes on under the radar of media attention. Steve Urbon of the New Bedford Standard-Times asks, "What about our scandal?"
  • How President Obama Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Executive Power

    04/23/2012 8:16:24 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 3 replies
    The Voloklh Conspiracy ^ | Jonathon H. Daler
    In today’s NYT, Charlie Savage reports on how President Obama evolved from a fierce critic of unilateral exercise of executive power to a proponent. As a senator and presidential candidate, he had criticized George W. Bush for flouting the role of Congress. And during his first two years in the White House, when Democrats controlled Congress, Mr. Obama largely worked through the legislative process to achieve his domestic policy goals. But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress.
  • The utterly moronic "Peoples Rights Amendment"

    04/21/2012 7:07:38 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 27 replies ^ | 4-20-2012 | Stephen Bainbridge
    " friend and colleague Eugene Volokh makes much the same point in his usual erudite way: So just as Congress could therefore ban the speech of nonmedia business corporations, it could ban publications by corporate-run newspapers and magazines — which I think includes nearly all such newspapers and magazines in the country (and for good reason, since organizing a major publications as a partnership or sole proprietorship would make it much harder for it to get investors and to operate). Nor does this proposal leave room for the possibility, in my view dubious, that the Free Press Clause would protect...
  • The Battle of Vanderbilt: The Tennessee Legislature Steps Up

    04/20/2012 6:05:38 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 19, 2012 | David French
    One of the (many) great advantages of living in Tennessee is a legislature with a backbone. As regular Corner readers may remember, I’ve been reporting on a showdown here in Tennessee between Vanderbilt University, its religious students, and concerned alumni. The university has decided that its religious organizations are subject to a so-called “all-comers” policy and must be open to non-Christian leadership. At the same time, it has exempted the university’s powerful Greek organizations — allowing the campus’s most discriminatory groups to exist unmolested.
  • Dodd-Frank threatens to reduce credit availability by $1.2 trillion

    04/18/2012 8:35:45 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 9 replies
    The American - Enterprise Blog ^ | April 16, 2012 | Peter J. Wallison
    The Financial Times today carries a story that U.S. banks have been resisting a new Fed regulation—issued under the Dodd-Frank Act—that would limit their credit exposure to one another. According to the article, the banks have data showing that this would reduce credit availability by about $1.2 trillion. Similar restrictions will apply to all nonbank financial firms—insurers, finance companies, securities firms, hedge funds, and others—that could be designated as systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), a group of federal financial regulators created under the Dodd-Frank Act. If that occurs, these firms will become subject...
  • See This Viral Catholic Campaign Video Targeting Abortion, Gay Marriage & the Contraception Mandate

    04/18/2012 8:20:19 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 18, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Catholics Called to Witness, a conservative, Florida-based Catholic organization, has produced an epic ad about values issues in the 2012 presidential campaign. Just weeks after it was first posted, the three-minute clip is gaining steam across the blogosphere.