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Tax Reform? Not Without Lobbying Reform

October 7, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Tax Reform? Not Without Lobbying Reform

By CHRISTOPHER MANION The call woke me up at 11 p.m. one winter night in early 1982. The line was noisy, and so was the joint that my acquaintance called from, but that wasn’t the only problem: He was also drunk. “Chris, I’m sitting here in Santo Domingo with my good friend Enrique. He’s the agriculture minister here. I’d like to put you on the line with him — please tell him how much Senator Helms supports increasing the sugar quota for the Dominican Republic.” “Wait a minute, Lynn,” I said, “why don’t you call me at the office at a civilized hour, and why do you think that Senator Helms supports increasing the sugar quota for the Dominican Republic?”…Continue Reading

Moment Of Unity In A Disintegrating World

October 6, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Moment Of Unity In A Disintegrating World

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “An act of pure evil,” said President Trump of the atrocity in Las Vegas, invoking our ancient faith: “Scripture teaches us the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” “Our unity cannot be shattered by evil. Our bonds cannot be broken by violence,” Trump went on in his most presidential moment, “and though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is love that defines us today and always will. Forever.” Uplifting words. But are they true? Or will this massacre be like the Sandy Hook Elementary School slaughter of 20 children in Newtown, Conn., or Charleston massacre of black churchgoers by Dylann…Continue Reading

As Death Rains Down In Nevada . . . Startled Music-Lovers Wonder What Anyone Did To Deserve This

October 5, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on As Death Rains Down In Nevada . . . Startled Music-Lovers Wonder What Anyone Did To Deserve This

By DEXTER DUGGAN When tourists on the big jets arrive from around the world at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas’ high-rise hotels along the nearby Strip are easily visible from the tarmac. There’s no shuttle ride over long miles before reaching the attractions at one of the globe’s entertainment capitals. Among those hostelries are the golden Mandalay Bay and dark, pyramid-shaped Luxor, both of them prominent in visual reports of the October 1 slaughter or mangling of hundreds of country-music fans by a roar of gunfire aimed at a reported 22,000 people enjoying an open-air concert on a field by the Strip. The airport is close enough that some hundreds of the fans fleeing the violence breached its fence, bringing…Continue Reading

Judge Moore & God’s Law

October 4, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Judge Moore & God’s Law

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN When elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000, Judge Roy Moore installed in his courthouse a monument with the Ten Commandments that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai carved into it. Told by a federal court his monument violated the separation of church and state, Moore refused to remove it and was suspended — to become famous as “The Ten Commandments Judge.” Roy Moore is now the Republican candidate for the Senate from Alabama, having routed Sen. Luther Strange, whom President Trump endorsed and campaigned for. Moore’s primary win is a fire bell in the night for GOP senators in 2018. And should he defeat his Democratic opponent, the judge will be coming…Continue Reading

Trip To Burma . . . Pope Will Arrive Amidst A “Textbook Example Of Ethnic Cleansing”

October 3, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Trip To Burma . . . Pope Will Arrive Amidst A “Textbook Example Of Ethnic Cleansing”

By ADELAIDE MENA NAYPYIDAW, Burma (CNA/EWTN News) — When Pope Francis visits Burma, also known as Myanmar, this November, his visit will come at one of the most contentious periods of the country’s history. Over the past month, state-supported violence against Burma’s Rohingya Muslim community — an ethnic and religious minority — has reached staggering levels, causing the United Nations to declare the situation “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” “The scope of the humanitarian crisis is enormous and it’s ongoing,” said Daniel Mark, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, in an interview with Catholic News Agency. “Once again we unfortunately have another terrible crisis that’s focusing people’s attention on something that’s already a terrible situation.” “This…Continue Reading

Don Francis Of La Pampa Dreams His Impossible Dream

October 2, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Don Francis Of La Pampa Dreams His Impossible Dream

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Robert Royal, a Catholic author always worth reading, recently made an observation that clears the air with its candor and acumen. “It’s usually thought that the only Christians who forsake reason are impossible-to-reason-with fundamentalists.” he writes. “In the current moment, we have a progressive group in Rome and beyond that seems to think that Reason in any strong sense distorts or even blocks Faith.” “They know the outcomes they want and aren’t about to let the logical contradictions theologians, philosophers, or ordinary believers notice, stop them,” Royal continues. “It’s an old philosophical truth that that once you abandon the principle of non-contradiction, you can prove anything,” he adds. Speaking of Pope Francis and his Jesuit adviser, Fr,…Continue Reading

Until It’s Outdated Next Week . . . Politics Is Always Good For An Analysis

October 1, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Until It’s Outdated Next Week . . . Politics Is Always Good For An Analysis

By DEXTER DUGGAN Political fortunes rise and fall hourly, daily and weekly. As The Wanderer reaches 150 years of publication, that’s a lot of time for politics to have been gyrating. Of course, they were spinning around long before then, too. Just read the Bible. Except kings didn’t have to ask voters to elect them. But, once elected, some politicians appear to think they’ve become kings, accountable to no one else. Still, there were some definitive angles to the result of the Alabama Republican run-off election for a U.S. Senate seat on September 26. This diagnosis should be good for a few days anyway, until the next occasion for yet another analysis. Another person’s name was added to Democrat House…Continue Reading

Kneel Before Christ, Stand For The Anthem

September 30, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Kneel Before Christ, Stand For The Anthem

By REY FLORES Stand for the American anthem and flag, kneel before the crucifix. It’s as simple as that. I don’t know if I am saddened, angry, or just plain sick and tired of the demonic left-wing radical globalist agenda which has infected just about every inch of society in America today. If it isn’t a bunch of overpaid, steroid-head, woman-beating sports players, it’s the talentless celebrities and fake comedians and so-called entertainers who are doing the will of the radical Democratic Party operatives, who are hell-bent on taking President Trump down, if not the entire United States of America. The NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers’ “oppressed” multimillionaire LeBron James said that Trump voters are uneducated. When I hear the words “genius”…Continue Reading

Will NFL Demand Respect For Old Glory?

September 29, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Will NFL Demand Respect For Old Glory?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “America refuses to address the pervasive evil of white cops killing black men, and I will not stand during a national anthem that honors the flag of such a country!” That is the message Colin Kaepernick sent by “taking a knee” during the singing of The Star Spangled Banner before San Francisco 49ers games in 2016. No NFL owner picked up his contract in 2017. But a few players began to copy Colin and to “take a knee.” Friday night, September 22 in Alabama, President Trump raged that any NFL player who disrespects Old Glory is a “son of a b—h” who ought to be kicked off the field and fired by his team’s owner. And…Continue Reading

The Dangers Of Political And Social Apathy

September 28, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Dangers Of Political And Social Apathy

By MIKE MANNO “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.” Those are the words of Martin Niemoller, a German Lutheran pastor and theologian, writing about the Nazi regime. I don’t know about you, but one of the my biggest frustrations is when people, and I mean good people — many very devoted Catholics — express little…Continue Reading