Marc Vander Maas

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Finding Out What’s In The Health Care Bill is Fun!

Remember when Nancy Pelosi said that the House needed to pass the health care reform legislation so we could find out what was in it? Well, it turns out that she might have done Congress a big favor by slowing things down and allowing her House members to figure out what was in the bill before passing it. Continue Reading...

Health Care “Reform,” Spiritual Entropy, and Easter

An interesting column from Glenn Reynolds, AKA the Instapundit, at the Washington Examiner noting the failure of the regulators in Congress to anticipate the consequences of their health care takeover, in spite of much effort: …both Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Securities and Exchange Commission regulations require companies to account for these changes as soon as they learn about them. Continue Reading...

Health Care ‘Reform’ And Unintended Consequences

Now that President Obama has signed into law the massive health care overhaul legislation that was passed by the House of Representatives on Sunday night, it’s time to start noting what will no doubt be a fantastic series of unintended consequences of the legislation. Continue Reading...

Acton Media Alert – Dr. Donald Condit on Health Care Reform

Dr. Donald Condit, author of A Prescription for Health Care Reform, was a guest today on Relevant Radio’s The Drew Mariani Show to talk about yesterday’s passage of health care reform legislation by the US House of Representatives and the many moral pitfalls that lurk in the legislation; the audio is available via the audio player below. Continue Reading...

The Scars of Ceausescu

It is a good thing from time to time to step back and remember just what it is that we who believe in the free society fight for each day. I stumbled across Michael Totten’s exploration of Romania – Twenty Years After the Fall of the Tyrant. Continue Reading...

Acton Media Alert: Sirico on the BBC

On Monday, Acton Founder and President Rev. Robert A. Sirico took to the airwaves of the BBC and squared off against Oliver Kamm of the London Times in a spirited debate over the merits of Michael Moore’s latest “documentary,” Capitalism: A Love Story. Continue Reading...

A Reminder

Children are not the property of the state: A Christian family from Germany have been granted political asylum in the US after facing the threat of prison for home schooling their children. Continue Reading...

Rev. Robert A. Sirico on Accountability in Leadership

In the wake of the Christmas Day bombing attempt on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit and the ensuing controversy over the Obama Administration’s handling both of the pre-attack intelligence and the post-attack response, Neil Cavuto invited Acton President Rev. Continue Reading...

Obama v. Jesus: WHO YA GOT?

The Greatest? I post the following excerpt of an editorial from a Danish news outlet without further comment, other than to say that I look forward to giving our PowerBlog community the opportunity to have a grand old time trying to come up with new superlatives to describe just how fantastically stupid this is: EDITORIAL: Obama greater than Jesus He is provocative in insisting on an outstretched hand, where others only see animosity. Continue Reading...