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
This is not a true story. It is hypothetical. But is it so fantastical it could never happen?
A 69-year-old woman was walking her poodle in a public park in Northern California in late November. She was not wearing a mask.
She walked by groups of people who were.
A police officer, meanwhile, monitored her movements from the security of his ...Read more
Do you remember this tragic and horrendous story?
It started on the afternoon of April 27, 2018, when a 28-year-old man in Nogales, Arizona, tried to rob a taxi driver. It eventually led to the murder of a police officer.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation later explained what happened in its annual summary of cases involving law enforcement ...Read more
One American gets up in the morning, gets in his car and drives down a congested highway to work.
Another wakes at noon and rides a subway to a saloon.
Which of these two -- if America's future takes a wrong turn -- would pay what might be called the "Buttigieg tax"?
CNBC's Kayla Tausche asked Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in a ...Read more
Is it better for a 3-year-old child to spend more time with a government employee or a mother?
President Joe Biden is pushing for a federal program to put preschool children in the hands of the former -- theoretically, as a benefit to the latter.
What about summer vacations? Should children have them? Or is it better to keep them in school 12 ...Read more
Noe Victelio Rivera-Batres is a citizen of El Salvador who was convicted of illegally crossing the border into the United States three years ago and then ended up living in Las Vegas.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement summarized his story in a press release it put out three weeks ago.
Rivera, it says, is a 50-year-old man, who "is a ...Read more