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  • Why Is American Catholic Leadership Ignoring the Catechism on Immigration?

    04/07/2018 7:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/07/2018 | Megan Fox
    A few Sundays ago I was encouraged to take a flyer after mass detailing the Catholic position on DACA and immigration. I'll spare you the details, but it is basically amnesty. But is that really the Catholic position on immigration? Is it true that in order to be a good Catholic one must delete the borders of a nation and welcome in any person at any time for any reason without reserve? Nonsense.I know I'm not the only one in the laity who rolls her eyes at the messaging coming from the American bishops on this issue. Sarah Hoyt...
  • This Is What Leadership Looks Like

    03/12/2018 7:21:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 12, 2018 | Tim Mastert
    Well, well, well. So Mister Trump is going to meet with the leader of North Korea. Stunning. For someone who's universally castigated as being a clueless, all thumbs palooka of a leader, this fellow sure gets a lot of things done. Very significant things. One might even say world transforming. You can hate him, berate him, and try very hard to minimize any of his accomplishments, but President Trump is starting to tip the arguments his way. The previous President of the United States was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for…what again? Still no one knows. Where I live in...
  • President Trump = The Better Quarterback Wins (Vanity)

    01/21/2018 3:24:17 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 14 replies
    FR ^ | Sunday, January 21, 2018 | cc
    A high pressure situation with lots of screaming, intimidation, maybe even threats of violence ... the Democrat-Media Complex thought they had President Trump where they wanted him, forcing him into a scenario where he could be shown as overwhelmed, bumbling, inept. But instead, the SchumerShutdown only takes Donald Trump back to 1980s New York City, where he learned bargaining the hard way, with corrupt bureaucrats, lying politicans, and threatening union goons. And Trump learned well then, because look at how he's now handling the shutdown. The only leverage the Dems ever had was to tie the budget to immigration, to...
  • Vanity - Hawaii, America's Paradise, Island Political Smarts, Brains & Leadership lacking badly.

    01/14/2018 5:26:07 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 27 replies
    Watching that Hawaii news conference yesterday evening was painful, to say the least. The Democrat Governor & Civilian Defense Chief who were both badly lost at sea. Neither had a clue or answers to an event that should have a been "top priority" item, like number one...the protection and defense of the island state people, both residents and tourists combined. Folks, there was neither!!! The Democrat leadership on Hawaii whether, local or statewide was 100% missing. The only pragmatic efficient, leadership came forth from the Federal Government Military personnel, The Governor the two US Senators, the Congress Representatives, have nary...
  • The Bigmouth Tradition of American Leadership (VDH - This is good)

    12/27/2017 7:02:49 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    America has always enjoyed two antithetical traditions in its political and military heroes. The preferred style is the reticent, sober, and competent executive planner as president or general, from Herbert Hoover to Gerald Ford to Jimmy Carter. George Marshall remains the epitome of understated and quiet competence. The alternate and more controversial sorts are the loud, often reckless, and profane pile drivers. Think Andrew Jackson of Teddy Roosevelt. Both types have been appreciated, and at given times and in particular landscapes both profiles have proven uniquely invaluable. Grant/Sherman Both Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman were military geniuses. Grant...
  • America's Indispensable Friends

    11/16/2017 4:42:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The world equates American military power with the maintenance of the postwar global order of free commerce, communications and travel. Sometimes American power leads to costly, indecisive interventions like those in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya that were not able to translate superiority on the battlefield into lasting peace. But amid the frustrations of American foreign policy, it is forgotten that the United States also plays a critical but more silent role in ensuring the survival of small, at-risk nations. The majority of them are democratic and pro-Western. But they all share the misfortune of living in dangerous neighborhoods full of...
  • Obama to re-emerge in ‘delicate dance’ with Dems

    08/11/2017 9:11:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 8-11-17 | Video by Veuer
    Former President Obama will re-emerge on the national scene this fall, though Democrats expect him to do so with caution. One aide describes the beginning of a "delicate dance" that aims to put Obama in the Democratic fray, but prevent him from remaining the face of the party. Aides will huddle with Obama in the coming weeks to plot out what shape the former president's fall schedule will take. Advisers close to him say that while he will play an active role in helping his party rebuild, much of his work will be behind the scenes. He is likely to...
  • Who’s in Charge Here…Ain’t You?

    08/09/2017 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Allen West
    The movie “Apocalypse Now” came out in August 1979, it was Francis Ford Coppola’s film on the Vietnam War centered on the mission of Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) to assassinate a US Army Colonel gone rogue, played by Marlon Brando. I was beginning my freshman year of college at the University of Tennessee, and as a student enrolled in ROTC, I went to see the movie. Of course, it took me three viewings to really come to grips with the film and understand it. However, everyone remembers the memorable character, and lines, of Robert Duvall who played an eccentric Air...
  • Dedication And Leadership: A Review (And a MUST READ for activism)

    05/25/2013 3:26:43 PM PDT · by narses · 14 replies
    On March 14, 1948, Douglas Hyde handed in his resignation as the news editor of the London Daily Worker and wrote "the end" to twenty years of his life as a member of the Communist Party. A week later, in a written statement, Hyde announced that he had renounced Communism and, with his wife and children, was joining the Catholic Church. The long pilgrimage from Communism to Christ carried Douglas Hyde from complete commitment to Marxism, to a questioning uneasiness about Soviet Russia’s glaring contradictions of ideology and action, to a final rejection of the Party. In Dedication and Leadership,...
  • Bob Dole: 'Strong American leadership being restored by President Trump'

    07/08/2017 10:13:47 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/08/2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Bob Dole heaped praise on President Trump for what he described as the restoration of "strong American leadership" put on display during his trip to Europe over the past few days. Calling it a "successful trip" overall, Dole, a former Republican senator from Kansas who ran unsuccessfully for president in 1996, singled out Trump's speech in Warsaw, Poland, as being particularly important. In a statement Saturday, Dole described the speech from Wednesday as "one for the ages, a vital, eloquent, and stirring articulation of the values and shared goals that bind us together with the Polish people, and with millions...
  • Donald Trump: Chuck Schumer ‘Leading Democrats to Doom’

    04/29/2017 10:47:20 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 29 Apr 2017
    During his speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump attacked Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), describing him as a “bad leader” who is “leading the Democrats to doom.” Discussing the opposition from Democrats to his plans to build a border wall, Trump said, “Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress have no leadership, they are rudderless.” “Senator Schumer is a bad leader. I’ve known him a long time, Senator Schumer is a bad leader, not a natural leader at all. He works hard to study leadership … Well if you have to study leadership you’ve got problems,” Trump said. “His policies are hurting...
  • Wow, there is a speaker on Fox News now, David Bossie who is really, really good.

    04/30/2017 6:12:33 AM PDT · by cba123 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/30/2017
    Very good interview with a guy on Fox News, who I haven't seen before.
  • Signs That American Leadership Is on the Rebound

    04/16/2017 10:32:13 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 04/14/2017 | Daniel P. Vajdich and Charles Morrison
    It's not just Trump's strike at Syria. A new generation of veterans in Congress, led by Mike Gallagher, are calling for a return to order. After World War II, the United States created an international system aimed at preventing the kinds of catastrophic conflicts that consumed the first half of the 20th century. This system was underwritten by hard power such as the American nuclear arsenal and the NATO alliance. Yet, underneath those foundations, the American-backed order was really about maintaining norms of international behavior. Throughout the Cold War, successive administrations from both political parties realized that the United States...
  • Paul Ryan sells out conservatives with healthcare surrender

    03/29/2017 1:18:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 75 replies
    the Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | BY MARK MECKLER
    When Mitt Romney selected Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, people cheered. He was young, attractive, idealistic, and — doggone it! — he did P90x. Images of him lifting weights bounced across the internet. Surely this is what the GOP needed, they said. New blood. Youth. Strength. The fact that his losing bid against Barack Obama and Joe Biden was the high mark of his career says a great deal about his legacy. His lack of true leadership has grown more and more evident. During the last week, Speaker Ryan's stature managed to shrink in regard to Congress, and...
  • Freedom Caucus Rep. Resigns from Group Amid Healthcare Failure

    03/26/2017 6:35:44 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 47 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | March 25, 2017
    One by one the barriers are falling for an impending Trump triumph. Ted Poe (R-TX), a U.S. Representative and former member of the House Freedom Caucus, has announced Sunday afternoon that he will be resigning from the group that aided in destroying the Paul Ryan-led GOP’s attempt to repeal Obama’s 2010 healthcare act. The House Freedom Caucus has been under fire and was heavily criticized by numerous Republicans before the GOP healthcare plan fell apart on Friday. The Texas Tribune got a statement from Rep. Poe: “I have resigned from the House Freedom Caucus. In order to deliver on the...
  • Let Us Now Appreciate Paul Ryan’s Utter Failure as a Political Leader

    03/25/2017 5:24:41 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | 24 Mar 17 | Jordan Weissmann
    As he gave his brief press conference Friday afternoon confirming that Republicans had pulled their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan both looked and sounded like a hangdog high school football coach spilling out a few defeated platitudes after watching his team get ground into the turf. “Moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with growing pains,” he said, “and, well, we’re feeling those growing pains today.” “We came really close today, but we came up short.” “I will not sugarcoat this. This is a disappointing day for us. Doing...
  • ‘A Day Without a Woman’ Strike Promotes Idea of Women as Helpless

    03/09/2017 2:06:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 7, 2017 | Katrina Trinko
    The way to help women continue to move forward isn’t to propagate the myth that women in the United States are victims, oppressed by the system and unable to help themselves secure a better future.Yet that’s exactly the message of the “A Day Without a Woman” strike happening Wednesday.Various organizers, including the Women’s March crowd and other feminists, are pushing women to “take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor,” as well as by not shopping (except at “small, women- and minority-owned businesses”) and by wearing red.An op-ed advocating the strike published in The Guardian last month by eight...
  • Beyond the Kruger-Dunning Effect (Erdogan's Turkey or Obama's US? EXPLAINED)

    03/04/2017 10:36:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Washington Hatti ^ | 2-25-17 | Abraham Thicke
    The Kruger-Dunning effect refers to the inability of incompetent individuals to accurately assess their own competence. It was first discovered by two psychologists, you can guess their names, who asked students to predict their exam scores before taking the exam. Whilst students gaining high marks accurately predicted their scores, low scoring students grossly overestimated how well they would perform. The phenomenon, replicated many times, is usually explained in terms of metacognitive abilities. Since these skills are critical for both gaining and assessing competence, people with low levels of metacognitive ability are doubly cursed. The Kruger Dunning effect is surprisingly resistant...
  • Leitch surges in latest Mainstreet Tory leadership poll (Tory establishment warning alert)

    02/18/2017 11:23:04 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 6 replies
    iPolitics.ca ^ | 02/17/2017 | BJ Siekierski
    Kellie Leitch is now the first choice for over one-fifth of Conservative party members, passing Maxime Bernier and nipping at the heels of an increasingly polarizing Kevin O’Leary campaign, according to the latest iPolitics CPC Leadership Tracker — powered by Mainstreet Research. Mainstreet reached 804 members between February 9 and 12 and found — with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 per cent, 19 times out of 20 — that Kevin O’Leary was the first choice for 22.01 per cent of members, followed by Leitch (20.90 per cent), and Bernier (17.54 per cent). The first leadership poll, conducted between...
  • WaPo’s Richard Cohen Rips Obama’s Failure of Leadership: ‘Waved a Droopy Flag’

    12/27/2016 6:07:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is no conservative, and certainly no fan of Donald Trump. The headline of a column he wrote during the campaign, after all, was “Trump’s Hitlerian disregard for the truth.” Which makes his column of today, “Thanks to no-drama Obama, American leadership is gone,” which absolutely rips the bark off Barack Obama, all the more remarkable. Observing that Obama “has been all too happy to preside over the loss of American influence,” he describes the current president as having “waved a droopy flag. He did not want to make America great again. It was great enough...