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Blockbuster New Viganò Letter

Blockbuster New Viganò Letter

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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has a new statement. He released it to me in English through an Italian journalist: Scio Cui credidi(2 Tim 1:12) Before starting my writing, I would first of all like to give thanks and glory to God the Father for every situation and trial that He has prepared and will prepare…
Kavanaugh On Flight 93

Kavanaugh On Flight 93

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Credit: C-Span/YouTube Screenshot A reader writes: I’ve been intentionally tuning out all things Kavanaugh today – because really, what will I learn? – but I found it instructive this morning to revisit the famous “The Flight 93 Election” essay that Michael Anton wrote. These two paragraphs jumped out at me: A Hillary presidency will be…
The Kavanaugh Kangaroo Court is Revictimizing Victims

The Kavanaugh Kangaroo Court is Revictimizing Victims

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There are many reasons members of the U.S. Senate might object to the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Take, for instance, the decisions he handed down from the D.C. Court of Appeals, where he substantially affirmed the Patriot Act, the surveillance state, and a broad use of executive power. Instead of discussing Kavanaugh’s…
Russell Kirk and the Logos

Russell Kirk and the Logos

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To find the truth in history, the grand Russell Kirk argued in the late 1960s, one must approach the subject with all due humility, respect, and prudence. One must never “indulge in dreamy visions of unborn ages, or to predict the inevitability of some political domination.”  As Kirk rightly understood, no one has the right…
Some black Americans see racial comeuppance in Cosby saga

Some black Americans see racial comeuppance in Cosby saga

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After spending years building his persona as a model husband and father, Bill Cosby took an abrupt turn nearly 15 years ago with a now-infamous speech to an NAACP convention. He used his celebrity status to condemn poor African-Americans, chiding them to pull up their sagging pants, deriding them for having children…
Cracked $2 billion transit hub tarnishes San Francisco’s rep

Cracked $2 billion transit hub tarnishes San Francisco's rep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials struggled Wednesday to find the source of unusual cracking in support beams that shut down a just-opened, $2 billion transit center meant to serve as a bold architectural statement from a wealthy, high-tech city. The Salesforce Transit Center opened to great fanfare last month as an embodiment of…
Make-or-break Senate hearing day for Kavanaugh, accuser

Make-or-break Senate hearing day for Kavanaugh, accuser

WASHINGTON (AP) — With high drama in the making, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh emphatically fended off new accusations of sexual misconduct Wednesday and headed into a charged public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his nomination and enshrine a high court conservative majority. The Senate Judiciary Committee — 11 Republicans, all…
Networks plan wall-to-wall Kavanaugh hearing coverage

Networks plan wall-to-wall Kavanaugh hearing coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest broadcasters and cable news networks are clearing their daytime schedules Thursday for coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of sexual assault when they were high school students in the 1980s. With the…
What’s happened with bump stocks since the Las Vegas attack?

What's happened with bump stocks since the Las Vegas attack?

The gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting was armed with 23 AR-style weapons, 14 of them fitted with "bump stocks" that allowed them to mimic fully automatic fire. The devices were little-known before they were used in the Oct. 1 rampage, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. And in the immediate aftermath,…
Andrew McCabe memos set for House Judiciary Committee subpoena: Report

Andrew McCabe memos set for House Judiciary Committee subpoena: Report

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House Judiciary Committee Republicans are reportedly moving toward issuing a subpoena for memos by fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.