Labor Day

Biden vs. Bork, 1988: Democrats Smear a SCOTUS Nominee

Editor’s note: this article originally appeared in the May 1988 print edition of Crisis. It has been edited for brevity. Many people have asked me what it was like to live through the nomination and hearings of my husband, Robert Bork. I usually answer that it was like being besieged in a battle where the reinforcements [...]

What Plato Advises

During the Labor Day holiday, I read two dialogues of Plato, the "Timaeus" and the "Parmenides." These are among Plato's longer and more difficult dialogues -- the first about creating the world, and the second about the One. In the "Timaeus," we read: "As the ancient proverb well puts it, 'Only a man of sound [...]

What to do on Labor Day, besides nothing

I'm not sure about you, but as I was thinking about how to spend my time today, the thought crossed my mind: What exactly is Labor Day anyway?  Apparently, this holiday became official in 1894, after 13 railroad workers died at the hands of the U.S. military in Illinois during the Pullman Strike. The holiday [...]

Get Thee to NYC on August 26th — I’ll Be There!

If you are able, I urge you to join Bill Donohue at the Catholic League rally in New York City on August 26 at the Empire State Building.  I will be there, I wouldn't miss a chance to join the protest against the landlord who decided to pull the plug on the lights honoring Mother [...]

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