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    The Obama Administration’s Assault on Religious Freedom

    Has the Obama Administration declared war upon religious freedom in the United States? This is not as extreme a question as it appears at first blush. What initially appeared to be a series of unrelated act is now taking on the color of a conscious strategy to eliminate the ability of religious groups to control any aspect of their lives outside the barest of liturgical | Read More »

    Milblogger Neptunus Lex Killed In Plane Crash

    One of the amazing things about the Internet is the way people you barely know can affect your life. One of those guys was Captain (ret.) Carroll LeFon who blogged at the eponymous Neptunus Lex. Back in 2004, when the Iraq war was running hot and I was new to the idea of having actual people read what I’d written, Lex lent his help, good | Read More »

    Washington Post’s Lisa Miller: Romney and Santorum Families Hurt Women

    In his homily of January 22, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said the following: As the historian Gertrude Himmelfarb observed more than a decade ago, “What was once stigmatized as deviant behavior is now tolerated and even sanctioned; what was once regarded as abnormal has been normalized.” But even more importantly, she added, “As deviancy is normalized, so what was once normal becomes deviant. The kind | Read More »

    Mitt Romney Tells The Big Lie On Honoring Religious Conscience

    Over the course of two election cycles I’ve expressed extreme discomfort at the idea of a Mitt Romney presidency. I have a lot of, to me anyway, good reasons. Boiled down to two, though, the are 1) a lack of evidence that he would govern in a way that can be distinguished from Barack Obama in the key areas of judicial appointments and controlling the | Read More »

    Dahlia Lithwick Hates Medical Research

    The utter fecklessness of Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick is becoming more apparent by the day. Last week she decided that a proposed Virginia law, one that the Republican governor has suddenly gone squishy on, is the equivalent of rape because it could conceivably require something be “inserted into the vagina, and then moved around.” Since then we’ve discovered that not only did Lithwick simply lie about | Read More »

    VA Governor Bob McDonnell Hangs VA GOP Out To Dry

    [UPDATE: I’m informed by someone very much in touch with the Virginia political scene that the root of the problem is the Bob McDonnell’s staff are, at the best, pro-life squishes and they are presently negotiating with themselves over the best way of selling out.] Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, a Romney supporter and leading contender for the VP spot on a Romney-headed ticket, demonstrated his | Read More »

    Dahlia Lithwick’s Sonogram Lie Implodes

    Last week I posted on the egregiously dishonest line of attack being made on a proposed Virginia law requiring all women who are seeking an abortion to be given the opportunity to see an ultrasound picture of the baby before dismembering. The left, led online by Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, who seemingly has the same grasp of medicine and human reproduction that she has of the | Read More »

    Rooting For Injuries

    So everyone wins on this one. I’m not going to do a write up on this one, just give you some stray quotes from the story. The set up: Earlier in the week, conservative talk show host Mark Levin was removed from Toledo’s WSPD for disagreeing with Ron Paul, after being part of that station’s lineup for more than five years. The demand: But when | Read More »

    Yes Virginia, There Is a Baby in There

    The Virginia state legislature is fast becoming the nation’s leader in fighting the abortion holocaust. Last summer abortion clinics were required to meet standards appropriate to a medical facility rather than those resembling a chicken factory. A personhood bill is moving forward which will recognize what anyone who passed high school biology already knows, that a fetus is a separate and distinct human being. But | Read More »

    Return of the Vichy Catholics

    During the legislative debate over ObamaCare, observant Catholics were stunned at the spectacle of Sister Carol Keehan, CEO of Catholic Health Association opposing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the issue. The Catholic bishops accurately predicted that ObamaCare would ultimately require religious organizations to violate their own teachings in order to be in compliance. But nooooooo, said Keehan. The bishops were being irrational | Read More »