BXVI’s Benedict Option

BXVI’s Benedict Option

National Catholic Register has just published an extraordinary reflection by Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI, on the abuse scandal and its roots. First, though, let me share with you this passage:Faith is a journey and a…

Libya Is Our Regime Change Nightmare

Libya Is Our Regime Change Nightmare

Fighters for Libya’s interim government rejoice after a tactical victory back in 2011. Creative Commons Eight years after the start of the U.S.-led military intervention to overthrow Moammar Gaddafi and promote “stability,” Libya is still…

Egypt Abandons the So-Called ‘Arab NATO’

Egypt Abandons the So-Called ‘Arab NATO’

Trump lavishly praised Egyptian President Sisi as a “great president” during the latter’s visit to Washington, and Secretary Pompeo went so far as to call him a “remarkable beacon” for religious freedom. Pompeo’s claim isn’t…

How Threat Inflation Wrecks the World

How Threat Inflation Wrecks the World

DoD photo by Cherie A. Thurlby / Released Micah Zenko warns against the pitfalls of imagining that the world is becoming increasingly dangerous: The practical consequences of misremembering a supposedly stable global past, and misrepresenting…

First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole, Julian Assange Arrested, and in Defense of Roger Scruton

First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole, Julian Assange…

The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration et al. (2019). “First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. I. The Shadow of the Supermassive Black Hole,” via Wikimedia Commons Big news first: Astronomers have taken the first-ever picture of…

AP Interview: Pelosi seeking common ground with Trump

AP Interview: Pelosi seeking common ground with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — One day last week, amid spiraling fallout over special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe , House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dialed up the president and requested a meeting. She talked to President Donald…

Suspect arrested in suspicious fires at black churches

Suspect arrested in suspicious fires at black churches

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a person in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana, a federal prosecutor said. U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced late Wednesday that…

Bernie’s Bad Medicine

Bernie’s Bad Medicine

The folly of Medicare-for-all On September 13, Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) unveiled “Medicare for all” — an entitlement to comprehensive medical care for every resident of the United States, free at the point of…

California Has Become America’s Cannibal State

California Has Become America’s Cannibal State

(Mike Blake/Reuters) The state’s tax collectors are the most obsessive bureaucrats in the nation. For over six years, California has had a top marginal income-tax rate of 13.3 percent, the highest in the nation. About…

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested

Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy in London, May 2017 (Peter Nicholls / Reuters) Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who has made enemies of governments around the world by releasing confidential, and…

Pence Responds to Buttegieg’s Attack on His Christian Faith: ‘He Knows Better’

Pence Responds to Buttegieg’s Attack on His Christian…

Vice President Mike Pence walks outside in Munich, Germany, February 16, 2019. (Michael Dalder/REUTERS) Vice President Mike Pence chastised Southbend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttegieg for attacking his Christian faith during an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box that’s…

Baylors Mulkey would welcome White House visit

Baylors Mulkey would welcome White House visit

NEW YORK -- Coach Kim Mulkey would welcome an invitation to the White House, if President Donald Trump were to offer it to Baylor. The president tweeted out his congratulations to the Lady Bears on…

Pistons secure final East berth; Hornets miss out

Pistons secure final East berth; Hornets miss out

Playing without an injured Blake Griffin, the Detroit Pistons beat the New York Knicks 115-89 on Wednesday to secure a playoff berth. The Pistons (41-41) finished in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, and they…

Sharks Pavelski scores goal off jaw, loses teeth

Sharks Pavelski scores goal off jaw, loses teeth

Greg WyshynskiESPN SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Pavelski's face was numb, but his spirits were high. The Sharks' captain opened the scoring in Game 1 of San Jose's series against the Vegas Golden Knights with…