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New York’s New Catholic Governor: Come to NY for Abortions

In January 2019, a year before COVID-19 descended upon New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo and a beaming group of New York progressives enacted a hideous piece of legislation. They made abortion possible right up until the moment before delivery and even stripped the baby of protections if he or she accidentally survived the scalpel. Their [...]

Post-Comfortable Christianity and the Election of 2012

Shortly before he died in Oxford in 1988, the Jesuit retreat master and raconteur, Bernard Bassett, in good spirits after a double leg amputation, told me that the great lights of his theological formation had been Ignatius Loyola and John Henry Newman, but if he “had to do it all over,” he’d only read Paul.  “Everything is [...]

The GOP: A Party in Flux

With Rick Santorum having dropped out of the race, Mitt Romney is apparently the Republican nominee for POTUS, barring a “black swan” event swooping down out of nowhere. Why has the Republican Party taken so long to decide upon its presidential nominee? The two most common explanations given have been the structure of the primaries [...]

Romney’s Good Enough

So it looks like it's Romney. Now what? Now we do our best to help him defeat Obama, for various reasons. One oft-overlooked reason is that there's a very good chance of the Republicans taking over the Senate, and that's quite important. The voters who'll vote for Republican senators sometimes won't show up at the polls [...]

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