Monthly Archives: January 2012

72% of Egypt’s parliament is Islamist

Islamists Win 70% of Seats in the Egyptian Parliament: Egyptian authorities confirmed Saturday that a political coalition dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, the 84-year-old group that virtually invented political Islam, had won about 47 percent of the seats in the … Continue reading

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Everyone is a racist and an anti-Semite

It looks like the Left-leaning Center for American Progress is under fire for “anti-Semitism.” The issue at hand is the use of rhetoric such as “Israel-Firster.” CAP’s problem is that it fancies itself a mainstream organization which endeavors to effect … Continue reading

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The S-Word

In the in-tray today an apocalyptic, adjective-crammed appeal to support the Gingrich campaign. It began as follows: Dear Conservative: In 1964, Ronald Reagan told conservatives that this was a time for choosing. Faced with a radical, progressive President who would … Continue reading

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Vatican Math

Via El Pais: The Spanish Catholic Church is also concerned about homosexuality. During his Boxing Day sermon, the Bishop of Córdoba, Demetrio Fernández, said there was a conspiracy by the United Nations. “The Minister for Family of the Papal Government, … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum & Opus Dei

I touched the other day on the fact that Rick Santorum had included Opus Dei in the list of organizations he chose to praise for the “new evangelization” (he also included Regnum Christi, a group of which I had never … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum on Romney & Religion

Here’s Rick Santorum writing on Romney and religion back in 2007. The whole piece is worth a look, both for what it does say and what it does not. In the following extract Santorum makes the (reasonable) point that a … Continue reading

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Foot, Mouth, Gingrich

Most politicians talk themselves poor in the course of an election campaign, but it needs a little more subtlety than Newt Gingrich appears to be able to muster. Mother Jones (yup) reports: When Gingrich was campaigning in Laconia on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Reading Lessons

To say that Muslims tend to have an exalted view of the Koran is, to say the least, an understatement. As the Economist explains: But when it comes to parsing holy writ, there is one big difference between Islam and … Continue reading

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Defend monogamy, not “happiness”

The New York Times reports on a confrontational interaction between Rick Santorum and people who support same-sex marriage: “If you’re not happy unless you’re married to five other people, is that O.K.?” he asked. That angered the audience, which booed … Continue reading

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God, Secretive Pundit

Also via the Huffington Post: Christian conservative leader Pat Robertson says he has a secret straight from God: He knows who the next president of the United States will be. “I think He showed me about the next president, but … Continue reading

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