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Clarence Thomas versus John Roberts in a battle of good versus evil

Chief Justice John Roberts essentially argued in the opinion he filed in an abortion case this week that his opinion was both right and wrong.

Justice Clarence Thomas, meanwhile, offered perfect clarity in his dissenting opinion in the same case, June Medical Services v. Russo. He argued that Roberts and the four liberals with whom Roberts ...Read more

Pelosi reigns as this nation's Queen of Debt

In the 2,000 days that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now served as the leader of a division of the federal government that the Constitution gives authority over all appropriations, the federal debt has increased by a record $9,655,515,485,628.06. That is more than all the debt the federal government accumulated ($8,670,596,242,973.04) under all of ...Read more

Will Joe Biden become our first female president?

Some Americans were hopeful in 2016 that Hillary Clinton would become our first female president. She did not.

But now Joe Biden may do it.

Excuse me, you might ask, isn't Biden a man?

Well, he is for now -- under the Biden gender rules. But he need not be next year.

"Transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time," Biden tweeted...Read more

A great comeback in 1918

Two things -- a war and a virus -- almost stopped Americans from playing football in 1918. Both failed.

The Brooklyn Daily Standard Union ran a piece at the top of its sports page on Sept. 13, 1918 that summed up the war situation.

"With Gen. Pershing," it said, "leading our brave American boys in a triumphant march to Berlin ... while a ...Read more

Will Joe Biden be America's second Catholic president?

While the Republican Party has never nominated a Catholic for president, no Democrat has been elected president in the last 60 years without having the support of at least a plurality of Catholic voters, as measured by either an exit poll or Gallup's last preelection poll.

In 1960, the last Gallup poll before the election showed John F. Kennedy...Read more

Biden doesn't think American families should earn more than $125,000 per year

They work hard, but they are not rich.

He is a local police officer in a suburb of a midwestern city. His annual salary is $67,620 -- exactly the national average for his job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

She is a registered nurse at the local Catholic hospital. Since their youngest joined his siblings in high school last fall,...Read more

Is a world where unmarried people have babies by surrogate a better place for children?

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper on Monday, she started the interview with an effusive statement about Cooper's "new baby."

"Well, first let me say how happy I am about your new baby. How lovely!" she said.

"Thank you," said Cooper.

She then told him: "And as you now are a father, you see how important it ...Read more

America will need a medical and political pandemic postmortem

When COVID-19 emerged in China at the end of last year -- then spread to the United States in January -- were there political leaders or public health officials who clearly understood what the virus was about to do to this country and how to most effectively counter it?

No.

On Jan. 17, for example, the Centers for Disease Control and ...Read more

Virginia's Northam values liquor stores over churches

Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia stood behind a podium at the front of the room -- wearing no mask -- but looking like he had an important message to deliver.

He was issuing an order to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority. As part of his strategy to deal with COVID-19, Virginia restaurants and bars would now be able to sell mixed ...Read more

US has run Up $5.5 trillion in trade deficits with China

Since 1985, the first year for which the Census Bureau has posted this nation's bilateral merchandise trade deficits on its website, the United States has accumulated $5.5 trillion in trade deficits with China.

No other nation comes close.

In 2019, America's seven top trading partners -- when measured by the total dollar value of the bilateral...Read more

Quarantined in a Cairo casino

The first strange thing I noticed that morning as I came down the stairs from my apartment was that the "bowab" -- as they call doormen in Cairo -- was not at the door.

He was a conscientious man, and his absence was unprecedented.

The next thing I noticed -- as I walked out that unmanned door -- was how extraordinarily quiet it was in Cairo's...Read more

Pelosi would curtail religious liberty of Catholic organizations

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has joined in an effort to curtail the religious liberty of Catholics.

Specifically, she has joined an amicus brief arguing that the Supreme Court nullify a regulation the Trump administration issued under the Affordable Care Act that would allow organizations that have religious objections to buying health insurance ...Read more

From Wuhan to you and ...

It happened in Chicago, but it did not start or stop there.

A 60-something-year-old woman from the Windy City traveled halfway around the world to Wuhan, China, this past December. Her husband stayed in Illinois. She came home on Jan. 13 -- and brought something with her.

She gave it to her husband.

"The individual did not have symptoms while...Read more

 

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