In June, the U.S. attorney's office for the district of Arizona charged six individuals who had previously been convicted of homicide in the U.S. with illegally reentering the country.
This statistic -- published in the U.S. attorney's monthly report on immigration and border crimes -- shines a revelatory light on our justice system and our ...Read more
"They're killing people."
That was the simple declarative sentence President Joe Biden uttered in response to a question a reporter asked him as he left the White House on Friday.
"On COVID misinformation, what's your message to platforms like Facebook?" the reporter had shouted as the president was walking toward Marine One.
Biden turned and...Read more
Two years after World War I ended -- in fiscal 1920 -- the federal government spent approximately $6,358,000,000, according to Historical Table 1.1 published by the White House Office of Management and Budget.
At the same time, it collected approximately $6,649,000,000 in taxes -- and ran a surplus of $291,000,000.
When that federal spending ...Read more
Can Barronelle Stutzman, a Christian, run her flower shop in keeping with her faith?
The Supreme Court -- with determinative votes cast by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh -- has effectively decided she cannot.
"My faith is a part of every aspect of my life," Stutzman said in a sworn statement ...Read more
Master Sergeant Leo P. Day, who had served 16 years in the U.S. Army and was then stationed at the Presidio, went out that evening after dinner.
He stood on the cliff overlooking Baker Beach and surveyed the scene with his binoculars.
To his right stood the Golden Gate Bridge and the majestic headlands of Marin. To his left, the posh ...Read more
"This decision might as well be written on the dissolving paper sold in magic shops."
So wrote Justice Samuel Alito in the concurring opinion he filed last week in a case that pitted the City of Philadelphia against Catholic Social Services (CSS).
The court voted 9-0 in favor of CSS. But the arguments presented were far from unanimous.
Chief ...Read more
St. John Paul II -- speaking for the Catholic Church -- stated plainly that abortion is murder.
"The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth if we recognize that we are dealing with murder and, in particular, when we consider the specific elements involved," he wrote in "Evangelium Vitae."
"The one eliminated is a human...Read more
Who should control taxation in America? The American citizens who live and work here or politicians who live somewhere else?
That question seemed to be settled in 1783 when Great Britain ended its war to stop the United States from becoming an independent nation.
Our revolution was precipitated by the British Parliament's repeated efforts to ...Read more
Americans, President Joe Biden's budget proposal suggests, should not worry that he plans to significantly increase federal deficits over the next eight years.
Why? Because he intends to begin reducing them -- but not eliminating them -- nine years from now.
Of course, even if the now 78-year-old Biden were to run for reelection in 2024 and ...Read more
A reasonable person living in the United States over the past seventeen years might have been occasionally tempted to emulate a type of cicada that lives in the regions around Washington, D.C.
This insect -- known as Brood X -- spends most of its 17 years sheltering underground.
When the soil grows warm enough in the spring of its final year, ...Read more
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, both nominated by Republican presidents, have both written absurd opinions on abortion laws.
The case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, which the Supreme Court will hear this year, could give them an opportunity to redeem themselves.
At issue in this case is a Mississippi law that bans ...Read more
Commuting by subway -- or some other form of public transportation -- and commuting by car epitomize two dramatically different lifestyles in the United States.
In the former, for example, an American might live in a high-rise building in a densely populated urban area. He rides an elevator to the street each morning and then descends via an ...Read more
Here is one demonstrable fact about the difference between Catholic and public schools: Students who study at Catholic schools do better in reading and math.
We know this because students who attended Catholic elementary schools in 2019 tested better in mathematics and reading than students who attended public schools.
The latest issue of the ...Read more