In the first 18 full months that Joe Biden has been president -- February 2021 through July 2022 -- the federal government has spent $9,728,646,000,000, according to data published in the Monthly Treasury Statement.
Even when the historical spending numbers are adjusted for inflation into July 2022 dollars (using the Bureau of Labor Statistics'...Read more
Ten percent of the households in this country at the end of 2019 -- just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit -- had a net wealth of more than $1.3 million, according to a report published last month by the Census Bureau.
There were also definite patterns among households that had higher wealth and those that had less.
In fact, traditional ...Read more
The American people last year bought $75 billion worth of cellphones manufactured in Communist China and $59 billion worth of computers.
We also bought more than $39 billion in Chinese-made toys and games, $24 billion in clothing and textiles and $19 billion in household appliances.
Over the course of the year, people in this country ...Read more
When Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts led the fight in 1996 to stop a federal law that would define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, he faced some prominent opponents in his own party.
They included then-Rep. Chuck Schumer of New York, then-Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware and then-President Bill Clinton.
The marriage ...Read more
A congressional hearing on Tuesday was suddenly and dramatically interrupted -- by the chairwoman conducting it.
Her aim: Abort a Republican congressman's attempt to present the very first photo of a person who is now 22 years old.
The scene was the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The title of the hearing: "Roe Reversal: ...Read more
Dick Durbin was the man in charge.
It was Jan. 17, 1982, when the Springfield Right to Life Committee held its annual gathering at the Illinois Capitol to protest the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade.
As the master of ceremonies that day, Durbin presided over an event that opened with a prayer delivered by Bishop Joseph McNicholas ...Read more
It happened outside Brackettville, Texas, which sits about halfway between Uvalde and the border crossing at Del Rio.
This was a shooting you probably did not hear about -- in part, thankfully, because no one was hurt.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent was on a road that runs out of Brackettville when he saw a Chevrolet Suburban heading north. It was...Read more
Did George Washington in his first act as president violate the first principle soon to be enshrined in the First Amendment?
Did the Congress that approved the First Amendment compel him to do so?
On April 7, 1789, three weeks before Washington was inaugurated, the Journal of the Senate reported that the Senate had ordered "a committee ... to ...Read more
Not long after al Qaeda terrorists flew commercial jets into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Northern Virginia, Major League Baseball teams started playing "God Bless America" in the seventh inning of their games.
Many of these games were played in stadiums owned by local governments.
Did that establish a religion?
In ...Read more
As President Joe Biden was coming to the conclusion of his address at the AFL-CIO Convention on Tuesday, he made an inadvertently ironic observation.
"We're the most unique country in the world," he said. "We're organized on one notion. Every other country is organized based on ethnicity, religion, geography. But the United States is based on ...Read more
The deal Pope Francis made with Communist China did not work.
On Sept. 22, 2018, the Vatican released two statements about its dealings with this regime. One announced that Pope Francis had officially recognized seven bishops initially appointed by China's atheist government.
The other was called a "(c)ommunique concerning the signing of a ...Read more
John Adams, who would soon surrender the presidency to Thomas Jefferson, ventured up to Capitol Hill on Nov. 22, 1800, to deliver the first-ever in-person presidential address in the not-yet-finished home of the United States Congress.
It was noon on a Saturday. What message did he deliver?
First, Adams congratulated the American people for ...Read more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has developed a habit of invoking her Catholic faith -- and often describing herself as a devout Catholic -- whenever she is called upon to discuss her support for the deliberate killing of unborn children.
On Jan. 22, 2015, a reporter for CNSNews.com, where I am the editor, asked Pelosi about the humanity of a 20-...Read more