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Political Burnout

October 25, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Political Burnout

By REY FLORES With the revelations exposing the many lies and ongoing corruption of our government officials, everyone from Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, FBI Director James Comey, and countless others, it has been a brutal last six months for Americans. I feel completely spent and burned out. Watching the unraveling of our nation, or at least the recent exposing of what may have existed for a long time now, I find myself disappointed and disillusioned. I realize Christ is King and, no matter who is president of the United States, this always remains true. But still we face the nation’s collective disappointment over our leaders and those who aspire to be our leaders. The skeletons in the closet…Continue Reading

Arizona GOP Activist Explains His “Never McCain” Effort

October 24, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Arizona GOP Activist Explains His “Never McCain” Effort

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — A veteran Arizona conservative Republican activist, Rob Haney, launched an effort to defeat U.S. GOP Sen. John McCain in the November election, even though liberal Democratic Senate candidate Ann Kirkpatrick would replace him. Among various items, Haney points to the powerful McCain’s lack of significant conservative legislation despite decades in Washington, his continuing hostility to conservatives, and the fact that when McCain moved to the Grand Canyon State, he planned to run as a Democrat but was told he couldn’t win the congressional district he wanted with that party. Haney, a supporter of GOP nominee Donald Trump for president, also notes McCain’s inconstancy toward Trump. After being standoffish toward the billionaire, McCain successfully sought Trump’s…Continue Reading

Kaine And Clinton . . . Think That Flapping Their Lips Makes Voters Blind To Reality

October 23, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Kaine And Clinton . . . Think That Flapping Their Lips Makes Voters Blind To Reality

By DEXTER DUGGAN As a native of Mexico born early in the 20th century, new St. José Sanchez del Rio, canonized in mid-October, spoke Spanish. But he also spoke an entirely different language from this year’s Spanish-speaking U.S. Democratic vice-presidential hopeful, Tim Kaine. Shortly before his 15th birthday, Sanchez was tortured and martyred by the sternly anti-Catholic Mexican government of that era for refusing to renounce Christ. He had been a flag bearer for the Cristeros, the heroic Catholics who rose to war against the Godless government that was punishing the Church and her faithful. They threw the government back on its heels. Without their armed resistance, how much longer would the political rulers have been hanging Catholics in rows…Continue Reading

Is The System Rigged? You Betcha!

October 22, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Is The System Rigged? You Betcha!

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “Remember, it’s a rigged system. It’s a rigged election,” said Donald Trump in New Hampshire on Saturday, October 15. The stunned recoil in this city suggests this bunker buster went right down the chimney. As the French put it, “Il n’y a que la vérité qui blesse.” It is only the truth that hurts. In what sense is the system rigged? Consider Big Media — the elite columnists and commentators, the dominant national press, and the national and cable networks, save Fox News. Not in this writer’s lifetime has there been such blanket hatred and hostility of a presidential candidate of a major party. “So what?” they reply. “We have a free press!” But in this…Continue Reading

Banned Books Week: Again

October 21, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Banned Books Week: Again

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK It is that time of the year again as I write this, the last week of September, Banned Books Week. I keep thinking that the trendy leftists behind this yearly tub-thumping against censorship will get hit with an “uh-oh moment” and start sending emails to each other to stop this annual bout of self-congratulatory posturing. Why would they do that? Well, wouldn’t you think they would be alarmed that the American people will notice that they are the same crowd that is leading the charge to censor everything they disagree with in the name of political correctness? Shouldn’t they be worrying about what their response will be if someone asks them how they can lead the…Continue Reading

The Right To Life “Trumps” All Else

October 20, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on The Right To Life “Trumps” All Else

A last-minute plea … To the Glenn Becks, Never Trumpers, Third Party Crowd, and the rest of the voters who are facilitating a Hillary Clinton victory: Each presidential election becomes more critical than the last, as our country continues its fast track to distance itself from our Creator and His laws. Here we are again with another election more important than the last. To the Catholic and the Christian, the two most crucial issues of the day are the right to life and the right to religious liberty, period. Without life, the most fundamental right, all other rights become insignificant. If we lose the right to practice our faith, every other right also becomes inconsequential. Any person or politician who…Continue Reading

Of Straw Men And “Toxic Commentators”

October 20, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Of Straw Men And “Toxic Commentators”

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK The term “a straw man” is a useful figure of speech. It points to a tactic used by commentators to create an unfair or overly simplistic caricature of an opponent or opposition point of view. It is done to carry the day in a debate by casting the opposition’s ideas in the worst light — to make them as easy to cut apart as a child’s straw doll. Everyone — on the left and on the right — agrees it is a cheap shot to use the tactic. But only in theory. Journalists and politicians — and the folks around the water cooler — do it all the time when it is useful for them. What…Continue Reading

Will Trump’s Towering Inferno Of Public Outrage Prevail Over Hillary?

October 19, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Will Trump’s Towering Inferno Of Public Outrage Prevail Over Hillary?

By DEXTER DUGGAN Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tweets attention-getting remarks, but one of his comments on October 11 was so sadly, obviously true, it was boring. With the exception of Bernie Sanders being cheated of this year’s Democratic presidential nomination, Trump tweeted, “the Dems have always proven to be far more loyal to each other than the Republicans!” Exactly. No matter how outrageous a Democrat candidate’s record or life, party members unify and lock arms in his defense, but Republican officials scatter and run for cover or collapse if hostile media say bad things about a GOP hopeful. Of course, these media are a lot less likely to attack their Democrat pals than assault Republicans, so Democrats know they…Continue Reading

Catholics Must Hold Hillary Accountable

October 18, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Catholics Must Hold Hillary Accountable

By REY FLORES My friend Brian Burch who heads CatholicVote.org has launched an ongoing campaign this election season which I encourage us all to take part in until Hillary Clinton’s campaign realizes that they messed with the wrong tribe. In an email sent out October 12 by Catholic Vote.org, Burch starts out with this message; “Two words Hillary Clinton should use at her morning staff meeting: ‘You’re fired!’,” referring to Clinton staff caught demeaning Catholics and evangelicals in recently released hacked emails by Wiki Leaks. Of course the likelihood of Clinton firing any of her crooked campaign staff is nil, particularly for insulting Catholics. We’re more likely to see Clinton reward that kind of misbehavior. Burch goes on to explain in…Continue Reading

Foes Of Columbus Day . . . Should Open Themselves To Discover Its Social Riches

October 17, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Foes Of Columbus Day . . . Should Open Themselves To Discover Its Social Riches

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Those old enough to have been in Catholic elementary school back in the mid-20th century probably remember October’s Columbus Day being celebrated with an added religious perspective. Like the larger U.S. society, the school kids observed the advent of what was regarded as the gift of the beginning of Western, Christian civilization on North American shores. But they also knew that heroic Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, acting for the Spanish crown, and the vanguard he represented meant the arrival of Catholicism to a pagan people. Not anti-religious people, but ones with an incomplete, pagan religious understanding of a limited place in the cosmos. The Cross was planted in a part of the world that wasn’t…Continue Reading