Sacrosanct social safety net: Why devout Catholic Paul Ryan threatens cafeteria Catholics

Sacrosanct social safety net: Why devout Catholic Paul Ryan threatens cafeteria Catholics

Jeffrey T. Kuhner Rep. Paul Ryan poses a mortal threat to our social safety net. This is the argument being made against him by many liberal Catholics. It will be the next wave of the left’s assault on the Republican ticket after Mitt Romney’s decision to choose Mr. Ryan as his running mate. The attack […]

Say this for the French: Passionate about American popular culture

Say this for the French: Passionate about American popular culture

John J. Metzler PARIS — One of the more common misperceptions in transatlantic relations is the near instinctive knee-jerk comment that “the French don’t like Americans.” That is unless you overlook much of the music on French radio which is American, a considerable segment of prime time TV are American programs, and a majority of […]

From late-night arrests in the USSR to Soros-funded ‘progressive’ assaults on freedom in the U.S.

From late-night arrests in the USSR to Soros-funded ‘progressive’ assaults on freedom in the U.S.

Lev Navrozov I was born in Moscow; I went to a Soviet school, where I discovered that there were things one should never mention in class. In particular, my parents told me never to reveal to my classmates any conversations we were having at home and never to discuss anything going on in our family. […]

Sean Penn, the latest lightweight, hypocritical celebrity traitor

Sean Penn, the latest lightweight, hypocritical celebrity traitor

Jeffrey T. Kuhner Sean Penn loves dictators, especially if they are anti-American leftists. Recently, the Hollywood star visited Venezuela to campaign for strongman Hugo Chavez. Mr. Penn joined Mr. Chavez at a major rally in the city of Valencia. The actor has been a longtime friend of the despot. With Venezuelans going to the polls […]

‘Playing God’ with birth rates: The soft underbelly of geopolitics

‘Playing God’ with birth rates: The soft underbelly of geopolitics

Sol W. Sanders   Paying a visit to my phlegmatic Punjabi physician in New Delhi in the early 1960s, I found him uncharacteristically upset. Amniocentesis had come to India and some of his patients were asking him to abort fetuses if they were female. Out of moral scruple, he was refusing, losing patients — and […]

Dirty Harry, dirty Democrats

Dirty Harry, dirty Democrats

Jeffrey T. Kuhner Democrats are accusing Mitt Romney of being a criminal. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claims the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has not paid taxes in 10 years. What is Mr. Reid’s source for this explosive allegation? He states it is an “anonymous” investor in Bain Capital. Leave aside that a Bain investor […]

Gaffes? No, Romney nailed it, speaking truth to media-bureaucratic power

Gaffes? No, Romney nailed it, speaking truth to media-bureaucratic power

Sol W. Sanders   Poor ol’ Mitt Romney. He forgot politicians are supposed to cater to the media. And when he spoke truth to power of the left-wing comme il faut Anglo-American journalist mob, they came down on him like the proverbial ton of bricks. And so what were all those uncommon observations labeled “gaffes” […]

The gay agenda for Christians vs the gay agenda for Islamists

The gay agenda for Christians vs the gay agenda for Islamists

Jeffrey T. Kuhner The homosexual lobby wants to outlaw Christianity. This is the real meaning behind the uproar over Chick-fil-A. The chicken sandwich franchise has become a lightning rod for the culture war. Liberals despise it; conservatives back it. Supporters of gay marriage want to prevent the Atlanta-based chain from expanding, demanding new restaurant permits […]

Uh oh. Liberal Jewish Democrats realize Obama is not the One

Uh oh. Liberal Jewish Democrats realize Obama is not the One

Wesley Pruden The Democrats have a Jewish problem, and his name is Barack Obama. Reluctantly, many Jews, loyal Democrats by birth and tradition, have concluded that he’s not The One they thought he was. With even greater reluctance, the White House has concluded that their Jewish problem is real, growing, and they better do something […]

World unhinged: A bumper crop of bizarre

World unhinged: A bumper crop of bizarre

Sol W. Sanders   Settling in with a drink and interesting talk a few years ago — it would be the last session we had, unhappily — with Ed Seidenstecker, the best of the WWII American Japan scholars, the conversation took a serious turn. As we dissolved in that witlessness that overtakes one in Hawaii, […]

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