Marc Vander Maas

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Too Good To Pass Up

Sometimes you come across a story that’s so powerful that it DEMANDS to be posted. This is one such story: “Usually, if a turd gets into the Senate, it’s because he or she was elected,” Emily Heil reports for Roll Call. Continue Reading...

Acton University – Day 2 Audio Roundup

Today’s lectures from Acton University 2007 (updated as more audio becomes available): Protestantism and Natural Law: Dr. Stephen Grabill Theology and History of Globalization: Dr. Samuel Gregg The Catholic Social Encyclical Tradition: Kishore Jayalaban Knowing Good Works: Guidelines for Effective Compassion: Dr. Continue Reading...

Acton University – Day 1 Audio Roundup

A sampling of today’s lectures at Acton University – Bumped – additional lectures added: Market Economics and the Family: Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse Lord Acton’s Histories of Liberty: Father Peter Laird Economic Thought Before the Enlightenment: Michael Miller The New Deal and the Great Society: Moral and Economic Failure: Anthony Bradley Technology, Culture, and the Market: Dr. Continue Reading...

Acton University 2007 – Opening Night

Diet Eman talks with Rev. Robert Sirico at Acton University Acton University 2007 got underway last night with Rev. Robert A. Sirico’s traditional opening address, which was delivered with a major twist – the participation of Diet Eman, who joined Father Robert to describe her experiences as part of the Dutch Resistance to Nazi occupation during World War II. Continue Reading...

Trivial Pursuit

Here’s a map of the US that replaces state names with the names of countries with similar GDPs. Pretty fascinating stuff in that it allows a look at just how huge the US economy really is. Continue Reading...

Global Warming Consensus Watch, Vol. IV

It’s time again for another action-packed edition of Global Warming Consensus Watch, wherein we highlight the unshakable, unbreakable scientific consensus that Global Warming is a dire threat to our existence and humans are entirely to blame. Continue Reading...

Paging Dr. Kevorkian

The pro-assisted suicide movement always couches its argument in terms of “compassion” and “choice,” downplays the word “suicide,” and breezily dismiss any counter arguments about the (very real) slippery slope that will accompany the legalization of the practice. Continue Reading...

Global Warming Consensus Alert: GWCW IS A TOOL OF EXXON

In what might be the coolest thing ever to happen to me, a Grand Rapids-based “progressive” news outlet has implied that I – as the creative dynamo behind the beloved and highly anticipated Global Warming Consensus Watch posts – am little more than a corporate stooge of Exxon. Continue Reading...

Death With Dignity, Redux

Assisted suicide crusader Dr. Jack Kevorkian is out of prison as of this morning. For a good recap on who Kevorkian is, what he proposes for society, and just how creepy the man really is, I encourage you to check out Wesley Smith’s article at National Review Online. Continue Reading...