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Hillary Clinton’s Catholic-Related Emails

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton took an interest in Catholic affairs. The following are interesting selections taken from her declassified emails, which are easily searchable, thanks to The Wall Street Journal‘s tool. Here are three on the contraception fight:

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Russia and China: Friends, or Foes?

(I wrote the following for The Washington Times‘ online edition, and it was published on 8 August 2013. The global situation has changed somewhat since then, but I think that this column is still relevant.) Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent

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America Turns Nativist Against Pope Francis

After Donald Trump’s outrageous attacks on the Holy Father, many Americans — for now, especially those on the right — seem to agree that the Pope is an evil foreign tyrant. Look at those numbers of support! This is not

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Posted in Culture, Current, Politics

4 Reasons to Become a Monarchist

1. Monarchies are pro-people. Monarchs represent all, while politicians are necessarily partisan and divisive. Aristotle: “The idea of a king is to be a protector of the rich against unjust treatment, of the people against insult and oppression. Whereas a

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Posted in Politics

A Cheikh’s Summary of Israeli-Lebanese Relations

Cheikh Malek el-Khazen here explains Israeli-Lebanese relations. He is heir to the House of Khazen, of the Lebanese nobility. What is the general Lebanese opinion on Israel? Officially, Lebanon is at a state of war against Israel. Currently, the borders

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Posted in Current, Historical, Politics

6 Quotes from Judge Feldman’s Ruling on Marriage

Here are six excerpts from Judge Martin L. C. Feldman‘s landmark ruling against same-sex civil marriage in Robicheaux, et al. v. Caldwell. “The Court first takes up the most hefty constitutional issue: Equal Protection. The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution commands

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Libertarians and Catholicism

I have argued before that, in their fullest, libertarianism and Catholicism are incompatible — but to what degree are they so? Leaders of the libertarian movement have certainly said silly, anti-Catholic things. Ludwig von Mises, for example, compared Christ to

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Posted in Current, Economics, Politics

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