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  • Monthly Archives: March 2010

    Praising the Senate Health Bill: Worldly Wisdom or Nunsense?

    As the beneficiary of 16 years of Catholic education, eight of them under the tutelage of the Sisters of Charity in Cincinnati, I am inclined by habit to nod in swift concurrence whenever the good sisters speak. Not today. A letter released yesterday by 60 leaders of Catholic women’s religious … More

    School Choice is First Casualty of Obama Education Overhaul

    Certainly one of the most unfortunate provisions in the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization “blueprint” is the elimination of school choice and supplemental education services for students trapped in failing schools. The school choice provisions contained within NCLB, while limited, provide an opportunity for children to escape … More

    Border Woes Don’t Stop Just Because Washington Stops SBInet

    Secretary Napolitano just announced that she would be halting SBInet until she could complete her review of the program. SBInet- inaccurately nicknamed the ‘virtual fence’ is actually a system of cameras and sensors at the border to help border patrol agents catch illegal border-crossers. Thus far, the program has been … More

    Obama vs. Netanyahu: Colliding World Views

    The Obama administration has stumbled into a nasty spat with Israel that is based on incompatible views of how best to advance prospects for peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. For President Barack Obama, peace is best achieved through patiently engaging adversaries, assuring them that their dignity will be … More

    Morning Bell: What the Senate Bill Would Do To America

    Another day, another no-show for the Obamacare reconciliation bill. House Democrats were quick to shift blame to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) with Rep. Robert Andrews telling The Hill that the delay “has been much more technical than substantive. … It’s not like what tax has to go or what … More

    Glenn Beck and the Buzz About Social Justice

    Fox News commentator Glenn Beck recently raised concerns about churches promoting social justice.  He noted that the term “social justice” has been linked with Marxist economics and government redistribution of wealth, and he called it “a perversion of the gospel.” Various Christian commentators have responded that social justice is a … More

    The Senate Health Bill: Ordinary Americans Have Been Warned

    As the House of Representatives prepares for a final round of debate on the health care legislation, ordinary Americans must grasp the huge impact on the future of the country. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pulling out all the stops to get the 216 votes needed to pass the Senate … More

    Forget Doctors' Support for the Health Care Bill

    Earlier this month, President Obama held a press conference at the White House with white coated physicians in his push for a government overhaul of the nation’s health care system. Though the presence of physicians in support of the Democrats’ plans for health care “reform” created the illusion that the … More

    Health Coverage for All Americans? Not Under the Senate Health Bill

    As Congressional leaders continue to search for ways to pass the Senate health bill in the House later this week, Americans continue to be subjected to dubious rhetoric surrounding the bill’s provisions.  The Senate bill’s supporters claim that their legislation must be made law, no matter the cost, in order … More

    Senate Votes Against School Choice

    Last night, the Senate considered an amendment by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to reauthorize the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. The amendment failed 42 – 55. The bi-partisan amendment, which was cosponsored by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Robert Byrd (D-WV), and George Voinovich (R-OH), would have allowed new … More