The Calm Adult vs. the Petulant Scoffer

10/12/2012 Comments (43)

Vice President Joe Biden debates Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Oct. 11 in Danville, Ky.

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Last night, two Catholic candidates for vice president squared off in a nationally televised debate.

On our right, we observed a young pro-life Catholic provide measured, intelligent, thoughtful statements and answers to questions.

On our left, we watched a “pro-choice Catholic” deliver smirks, scoffs and laughs that fully overshadowed and undermined whatever substance was contained in his statements and answers.

The fellow on the right was smart, sincere and likable. The older man on the left was rude, obnoxious and unlikable.

“I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a debate where one candidate was as openly disrespectful … and openly contemptuous,” observed an amazed Chris Wallace, the...READ MORE

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HHS Mandate: Whither the Clintons?

09/04/2012 Comments (6)

Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, current U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Bill Clinton will be soaking up the spotlight this week, basking in all his glory, with a platform to bring himself a lot of attention at the Democratic National Convention. The occasion will be the re-election of Barack Obama.

Bill Clinton has always been portrayed as a moderate Democrat, as has — to a lesser degree, and certainly compared to Barack Obama — his wife, Hillary Clinton. While readers will rightly take issue with that characterization, they should not take issue with another characterization of the Clintons, one that’s less appreciated but especially worthwhile right now: Both Clintons have been defenders of religious freedom. They really have. And yet they are suddenly...READ MORE

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About Guest Blogger/Paul Kengor

Paul Kengor
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Paul Kengor, Ph.D, is a professor of political science at Grove City College. His books include God and Hillary Clinton and, most recently, The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.