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  • A Man For Others - 10/23/2014

    Today I received an email I knew would be coming, telling me that one of my high school theology teachers, Jim Skerl, had died of pancreatic cancer. So ended a thoroughly Christian life, one that deserves to be better known.

  • Krugman Oblivious to Inflation - 10/22/2014

    Nobel economics laureate Paul Krugman got upset on a recent plane flight when he saw Ron Paul on NewsMax TV on the jet’s telescreen.

  • The Devil’s Nanny - 10/22/2014

    It was Chesterton, if I’m not mistaken, who said that nothing narrows the mind like travel.

  • The New Robber Barons Are Democrats - 10/21/2014

    Much of the financial support for the sort of “immigration reform” favored by Barack Obama has come from Silicon Valley.

  • Why Wendy Can't Win - 10/21/2014

    Why does Texas, a pulsating, change-oriented state, full of young people, full of minorities, full of those women the Republicans are alleged (by Democrats) to be running a "war" against -- how come Texas "remains strongly Republican"?

  • The Price of Papal Popularity - 10/21/2014

    Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley's boys in blue ran up the score on the radicals in Grant Park.

  • Witnessing Anarcho-Tyranny - 10/20/2014

    Nowhere is anarcho-tyranny more evident than in this country's criminal courts. A few weeks ago, I was asked to do the arraignment of an older Central European immigrant. His crime? Burning wood in a metal barrel in his own backyard.

  • Buchanan 92 ‘Culture War’ Speech Still Provokes - 10/16/2014

    I can’t think of a political speech in recent decades that more rattles around the back of the conscious of the American mind than Pat Buchanan’s “Culture Wars” speech at the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston.

  • Susan Rice and the ISIS “Strategy” - 10/15/2014

    Talking to NBC’s “Meet the Press” last Sunday, National Security Advisor Susan Rice said the United States would not reevaluate the strategy to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL).

  • manlio on discretion à la sicilienne - 10/15/2014

    One day I got myself lost in what was a very small town. It was an afternoon in late spring, and the sun was beginning to bake.

  • When Duty Doesn't Call - 10/14/2014

    Americans will cease arguing over the federal Voting Rights Act and its intricacies—oh, I imagine around the time Texas starts exporting ground water to Minnesota, or the Lord returns to judge the quick and the dead.

  • Goodbye, Columbus - 10/14/2014

    In 1492, "Columbus sailed the ocean blue" and discovered the New World. And Oct. 12 was once a celebrated holiday in America.

  • Our Judicial Dictatorship - 10/10/2014

    Do the states have the right to outlaw same-sex marriage? Not long ago the question would have been seen as absurd. For every state regarded homosexual acts as crimes.

  • Tech Oligarchs Assault ALEC - 10/8/2014

    In Chronicles two years ago I defended the American Legislative Exchange Council against assaults by George Soros-funded groups seeking to shut down debate.

  • A Frivolous, Open-Ended War - 10/8/2014

    There has never been a war in American history so strategically ill-conceived as the one currently developing against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.