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Revenge of the Neo-Jacobins

Some mock America’s statue-smashers as ignoramuses who do not know what they are doing or why. But there are very good reasons why we see monuments cast down all over the West, including the United States. Let’s not wave this off as mindless stupidity. The radical rule is that the more you destroy, the more [...]

Tucker Carlson’s Catholic Mind

Lest anyone think that American politics is in any danger of receding back to pre-2016 partisan boundaries, Tucker Carlson used his Fox News segment last week to go after hedge fund manager and GOP mega-donor Paul Singer… for his free-market economics. Catholics should be thrilled by this development. Carlson condemns what he calls “vulture capitalism,” [...]

Gingrich’s Fourth Wife: America

In a piece written for Fox News on January 20, 2012, Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychologist,opines that Mr. Newt Gingrich might make an excellent President of the United States, not despite his three marriages, but because of them, or rather because of the rare personal qualities that would made the trigamy possible. Allow me at [...]

Congress and Secrecy

You know this story. Congress cannot get its act together, again. It is facing a government shutdown by this Saturday, again. It has retreated to secrecy, again. It seems redundant and ridiculous to say "here we go again," and yet that's what's happening. Congress, which is charged and authorized by the Constitution to write the [...]

Getting it Wrong on the ‘SlutWalk’

  Back in January, at York University in Toronto (coincidently, my alma mater), a police officer advised women to avoid "dressing like sluts" in order to prevent rape. It sparked an uproar, and the officer later apologized. But it didn't end there: Marches called "SlutWalks" have sprung up around the globe in protest. According to [...]

Juan Williams fired from NPR after comment on Muslims

Popular NPR and Fox News Channel political analyst Juan Williams lost his radio contract late last night after making a controversial remark about Islam. Williams appeared Monday on The O'Reilly Factor, and host Bill O'Reilly asked him to comment on the idea that the U.S. is facing a dilemma with Muslims…. Williams responded: "Look, Bill, I'm [...]

Progressive arguments against porn

Sociologist Gail Dines was recently interviewed by PULSE about her new book, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality. The thesis of her book -- that porn destroys sexuality by accustoming our culture to ideas of sex that are unrealistic and completely severed from intimacy and love -- won't be new to most InsideCatholic readers. [...]

Noah’s Ark Found?

Fox News reported yesterday that a group of explorers claim to have found the remains of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat in Turkey. The explorers are Chinese and Turkish evangelicals from a research team of Noah's Ark Ministries: The group claims that carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old, meaning they date to [...]

‘Big Tent’ Catholicism

When a Kennedy scion publishes a book about Catholicism in the final stretch of a hotly contested presidential campaign, skeptics might assume the well-publicized literary event is just a political tactic. Read this motley collection of personal testimonials, and the skepticism deepens.  Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the [...]

Blood in August: On Avoiding World War III

Students of history will always find the month of August a little ominous. In August 1920, the Red Army invading Poland (led by neoconservative hero Leon Trotsky) nearly captured Warsaw and spilled into central Europe, whence it might well have conquered a prostrate Germany, Austria, and Hungary -- just for starters. The heroic Polish defeat [...]

Seven Deadly Social Sins?

Last week, media agencies around the world took an interview with Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti to mean that the Vatican had revised the seven classic deadly sins and added seven new deadly sins to the list. In particular, they focused on "pollution" as one of the new sins that the archbishop was apparently promulgating for the [...]

Abortion Will Be the Key Issue in the 2008 Election

A little-noticed Fox News Channel poll released last week revealed that nearly half of voters -- 45 percent -- need to know a candidate's position on abortion before deciding their vote. The spin put on the poll numbers by the article was that the abortion issue "doesn't seem to draw as much attention as many [...]

The Gospel of Ann Coulter

St. Paul tells us that it was Jesus who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, pastors, and teachers. So far as I can tell, however, there is no office in the Church of "Professional Bomb Thrower." That's just one of the reasons I don't turn to Ann Coulter [...]

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