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Counter Culture Has Failed; Can We Try Culture Yet?

May 16, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Counter Culture Has Failed; Can We Try Culture Yet?

By SHAUN KENNEY Both Fr. James Schall, SJ, and our very own Christopher Manion have written about the concept of America’s impending revolution (The Wanderer, May 10, p. 1) — in short, the prospects of a leftist revolution right here at home. I am saddened to report that the revolution has already occurred. Not only have we lost, but we lost in tremendous numbers with generations of casualties. Some might say it began with the 1968 counterculture movement, but in truth we all know it began far earlier than this. Veterans returning home from post-Second World War Europe, perhaps? The rise of beatnik culture, the advent of existentialism in the works of thinkers such as Derrida, Camus, and Foucault, and…Continue Reading

A Book Review… A Guide To Stop The Political And Cultural Trashing Of Our Lives And Nation

May 15, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on A Book Review… A Guide To Stop The Political And Cultural Trashing Of Our Lives And Nation

By DEXTER DUGGAN Reclaiming the Republic: How Christians and Other Conservatives Can Win Back America, by Robert G. Marshall, TAN Books, Charlotte, N.C., ISBN 978-1-5051-0940-5, 311 pages, hardback, $24.95, 2018. Bob Marshall, who passed a lot of years in the Virginia House of Delegates, serving 13 two-year terms, covers a lot of territory in this valuable political how-to book, from the Founders’ philosophy to precinct door-knocking, and from unacceptable judicial supremacy to voter-registration forms kept handy in the car to hand out. Whether the reader wants to know what the U.S.’s early architects thought about the three co-equal branches of government, or how effective Barack Obama was at voter contact in Virginia for the 2008 presidential election, Marshall, basically an…Continue Reading

To Whom Did Alfie Evans Belong?

May 14, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on To Whom Did Alfie Evans Belong?

By MIKE MANNO Well, the Brits did it again. Not satisfied after killing Little Charlie Gard last July, they found a new victim, err, patient, whom Her Majesty’s government decreed should die, in his own best interests. We all know the story of Little Alfie Evans, a child with an undisclosed — read that: undiagnosed — brain ailment and whose parents, with unmitigated gall, decided to try to save his life. You see, apparently in Great Britain, its Public Health Service — read that: socialized health service — is understood to be a better decision-maker for small children than the kid’s parents. The government’s imprimatur grants to the decision-makers in the health service a wisdom that is not given to…Continue Reading

DC’s Price Of Entry: Shattered Reputations, Ruined Lives

May 13, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on DC’s Price Of Entry: Shattered Reputations, Ruined Lives

By CHRISTOPHER MANION The mainstream media and their allies in the Deep State typically rage at anything President Trump does. It’s as predictable as the sunrise. But the attacks have recently broadened, targeting not only Trump but anybody with the audacity to work for him. The cases of Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, NSC Director General Michael Flynn, and 2016 campaign aide Michael Caputo — all “former” associates of the president — are representative of a much broader search-and-destroy mission on the part of the left. But first, some history. In 1987, President Reagan nominated Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Robert Bork to serve on the Supreme Court, to replace retiring Justice Lewis Powell. The scathing attacks that ensued are…Continue Reading

As An Orange Mane Glows In D.C. . . . Republican Prospects Seem Brightening For Mid-Term Elections

May 12, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on As An Orange Mane Glows In D.C. . . . Republican Prospects Seem Brightening For Mid-Term Elections

By DEXTER DUGGAN Will Republicans in this November’s midterm elections do less walking into walls and more walking on water? Predictions from quarters that wish the GOP ill had foreseen a blue wave of outraged Democrats drowning chronically hapless Republicans in the vote ritual shortly after Halloween. Democrats are frightening enough as the current party of death and degeneracy, and the thought of their becoming more powerful politically in the month before Christmas is no gift by any measure. Political fortunes rise and fall with events, but in early May events were swimming in President Trump’s direction. Sensing the way the tide was running, GOP primary-election candidates often fought to position themselves as the Trumpiest of all. From beneath the…Continue Reading

Are Bibi And Bolton In The Wheel House Now?

May 11, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Are Bibi And Bolton In The Wheel House Now?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Brushing aside the anguished pleas of our NATO allies, President Trump on May 8 contemptuously trashed the Iranian nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions. Prime Minister Theresa May of Great Britain, President Emmanuel Macron of France, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were put on notice that their ties to Iran are to be severed, or secondary sanctions will be imposed on them. Driving the point home, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin ordered Airbus to cancel its $19 billion contract to sell 100 commercial planes to Iran. Who is cheering Trump’s trashing of the treaty? The neocons who sought his political extinction in 2016, the royals of the Gulf, Bibi Netanyahu, and the Iranian Republican Guard Corps. The IRGC…Continue Reading

Conceptions Of The Priesthood… Why Fewer Are Accepting The Call

May 10, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Conceptions Of The Priesthood… Why Fewer Are Accepting The Call

By JUDE DOUGHERTY It is well documented that in the aftermath of Vatican II, vocations to the Catholic priesthood fell dramatically. They subsequently rose under the pontificates of John Paul II and Benedict XVI, only to decline again since 2012. Recent statistical reports are a cause for concern. There is a shortage of priests, notably in Europe and North America. Remedies proposed include an increased use of the permanent deaconate, the ordination of married men, abolishing the requirement of celibacy, and the ordination of women. Conceptions of the priesthood differ and that may be the reason that fewer accept a call. Human nature has not so changed that fewer are capable of the self-sacrifice normally associated with the priesthood. In…Continue Reading

The True Vine

May 9, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on The True Vine

By REY FLORES “I am the true vine; and my Father is the vine-grower. Every branch in me, that beareth not fruit, he will take away: and every one that beareth fruit, he will purge it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now you are clean by reason of the word, which I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine: you the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing” (John 15:2-5). I cannot…Continue Reading

Critics Say Arizona Teacher Strike . . . Teaches More About Politics Than Pay Raises

May 8, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Critics Say Arizona Teacher Strike . . . Teaches More About Politics Than Pay Raises

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Leaders of a major walkout by Arizona public school teachers seeking pay raises actually were motivated by partisan political activism against Republicans. That was the accusation voiced by some hosts and callers on widely heard conservative radio talk programs here as public schools around the state headed into a second week of closure as this hardcopy issue of The Wanderer went to press on May 3. The walkout, which began on April 26, repeatedly drew large crowds of red-shirted protesters to the state capitol here as legislators worked to honor Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s recent pledge to raise teacher pay by a hefty 20 percent by 2020. Teachers rewarded Ducey by walking out anyway. They…Continue Reading

End The PC Filibuster… Let Mr. Smith Take On D.C. The Right Way

May 7, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on End The PC Filibuster… Let Mr. Smith Take On D.C. The Right Way

By MIKE MANNO As a kid I remember watching the great Frank Capra classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and becoming enamored with the idea that one senator, standing on principle, could bring the work of the Senate to a halt. For those who do not remember, the 1939 film was about a naive man, Jefferson Smith, played by Jimmy Stewart, who is appointed to the Senate after the death of the incumbent. In Washington Smith gets caught up in a scandal involving the state’s senior senator, Joseph Paine, played by Claude Rains, and is forced to defend himself by taking the floor of the Senate to speak in his defense. After holding the Senate floor for over 24 hours,…Continue Reading