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Multiculturalism For The Masses . . . But Politicians Assimilate All Too Quickly To Washington’s Ways

September 10, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Multiculturalism For The Masses . . . But Politicians Assimilate All Too Quickly To Washington’s Ways

By DEXTER DUGGAN Assimilation traditionally was a hallmark of becoming American. Old ways and old countries may not have been forgotten, but they were superseded by accepting U.S. citizenship and the united identity that was assumed to bring. The assimilationist standard, though, often seems set aside today. Mushrooming multiculturalism is pushed forward by those not so fond of the U.S. except as a place to hang their hats for a little bit while knocking down the customary walls around our selfish homes that established our separate existence in the world. Videos of screaming, defiant illegal aliens demanding that the U.S. dance to their tune more than prove they view this nation as their servant, instead of being a sort of…Continue Reading

After DACA, Faithful Are Hungry For Eternal Truths

September 9, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on After DACA, Faithful Are Hungry For Eternal Truths

By CHRISTOPHER MANION On Tuesday, September 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the U.S. government was rescinding the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program, commonly known as DACA. As Sessions explained, DACA “essentially provided a legal status for recipients for a renewable two-year term, work authorization and other benefits” to some 800,000 adult illegal aliens. “This policy was implemented unilaterally to great controversy and legal concern,” Sessions added, “after Congress rejected legislative proposals to extend similar benefits on numerous occasions to this same group of illegal aliens. “In other words, the executive branch, through DACA, deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize on multiple occasions. Such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an…Continue Reading

The Yellow Kid And New Media

September 8, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Yellow Kid And New Media

By MIKE MANNO Anyone who has any appreciation for the history of the mass media will surely know about certain dates, events, men and women who made that history. And even the casual observers of history will at least recognize the names of Charles Dana, William Randolph Hearst, Horace Greeley, Joseph Pulitzer, Nellie Bly, Edward R. Murrow, and of the penny press, KDKA, Revolutionary pamphleteers, and the Harvest of Shame. But one name that does not roll easily off the tongue is that of Mickey Dugan, a cartoon character of R.F. Outcault, better known as the Yellow Kid. The kid appeared in a strip called Hogan’s Alley where he and a colorful ensemble of other characters lived in the tenements…Continue Reading

Remedial Education Under Fire — From The Left

September 7, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Remedial Education Under Fire — From The Left

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK One can understand why some readers of this column will be reluctant to give credence to a report prepared by the Center for American Progress (CAP). CAP is the think tank funded by George Soros and staffed at various stages of its existence by former members of the Clinton and Obama administrations, such as Tom Daschle, Neera Tanden, John Podesta, and Austan Goolsbee. The group describes itself as a “public policy research and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas.” But the old clichés about even broken watches being right twice a day and blind squirrels sometimes finding a nut apply here. It strikes me that, in spite of…Continue Reading

Trump Played Fair By Pardoning… Arpaio Was Railroaded By Legal System

September 6, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Trump Played Fair By Pardoning… Arpaio Was Railroaded By Legal System

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Commenting on President Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio for misdemeanor criminal contempt of court, national conservative radio talk host Mark Levin raised the question on August 28 of what are people supposed to do when judges themselves defy the Constitution. Dominant media’s slant assumed that Arpaio actually was a “racist” who broke the law by policing against massive illegal immigration. But what if he was the victim of judicial manipulation that’s familiar to Arizonans who suffer under a corrupt open-borders establishment willing to destroy even prominent officials in the Grand Canyon State who don’t follow its line? Perhaps illustrating why Trump won the presidency after so many voters hoped he’d…Continue Reading

Helping The Catholic Alcoholic

September 5, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Helping The Catholic Alcoholic

By REY FLORES The fallen human, born with original sin, is not perfect, but there are absolutely no reasons we shouldn’t strive to be saints. Our life here is to work toward eternal life in Heaven with God, so it’s time to get to work, folks. As an alcoholic in recovery, I too have known the destructive results of a maddening and spiritual disease. Everything from coming from a broken home, to broken hearts and broken bones, it’s no fun out there in our self-imposed hell. The path of destruction left behind by alcoholics is not pretty. It can ruin lives — if not completely, at least partly. It can take a long time to recover one’s own life, if…Continue Reading

Reasons To Believe

September 4, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Reasons To Believe

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Pope Francis made headlines back in 2013 when he responded to an open letter published in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica by its atheist editor Eugenio Scalfari. Scalfari asked “if God forgives those who do not believe and do not seek faith if they sincerely obey their conscience?” The Pope’s answer: “God’s forgiveness and mercy is open even to the Godless”; the “key task for unbelievers is to obey their conscience; the goodness or the wickedness of our behavior depends on this decision.” Predictably, some in the media seized the moment to contend that the Pope was diminishing the Church’s role in salvation history and suggesting a moral equivalence between Christianity and atheism. There is no…Continue Reading

A World Still At Unrest . . . That’s Tear Gas, Not Incense, Rising By The Bells Of St. Mary’s Basilica

September 3, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on A World Still At Unrest . . . That’s Tear Gas, Not Incense, Rising By The Bells Of St. Mary’s Basilica

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The neighborhood around St. Mary’s Basilica here, downtown on East Monroe Street, has seen its portion of historic happenings, probably the same as any city’s share of memorable events as a small settlement grew to a substantial spot on the map. Construction of an adobe church began in 1880 for the oldest Catholic parish in Phoenix. St. Mary’s remained the city’s only one until 1924. It’s hard to believe that fact today, less than a century later, when a motorist from California can consume more than two hours to drive west to east across the sprawling metropolitan area when the freeways are well-flowing. Probably St. Mary’s high point as a Catholic place of worship occurred…Continue Reading

Summer Doldrums News Roundup

September 2, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Summer Doldrums News Roundup

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Hugo Black, a racist Democrat, joined the Ku Klux Klan shortly after successfully defending the murderer of James E. Coyle, a Catholic priest. Black built his winning Senate campaign around multiple appearances at KKK meetings across Alabama. He kept his membership secret until he was confirmed as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. “I would have joined any group if it helped get me votes,” he said later [Black’s portrait still hangs in the halls of the Supreme Court in Washington]. Big Brother, call your office: A California state senator wants to punish people who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns.” So if you refuse to refer…Continue Reading

Can The GOP’s Shotgun Marriage Be Saved?

September 1, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Can The GOP’s Shotgun Marriage Be Saved?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016, Republicans awoke to learn they had won the lottery. Donald Trump had won the presidency by carrying Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. All three states had gone Democratic in the last six presidential elections. The GOP had won both houses of Congress. Party control of governorships and state legislatures rivaled the halcyon years of the 1920s. But not everyone was jubilant. Neocons and Never-Trumpers were appalled, and as morose as they had been since the primaries produced a populist slaughter of what GOP elites had boasted was the finest class of presidential candidates in memory. And there was this sobering fact: Hillary Clinton had won the popular vote. Her margin would rise…Continue Reading