Why Da Vinci?

Stanley Kurtz has a conniption this morning on how the "left" still controls the culture in this country. By "left", he means the "Da Vinci Code." His analysis strikes me as ideological panic and intellectual blindness. There’s a more obvious reason for the popularity of the "The Da Vinci Code" than the alleged non-conspiracy of … Continue reading Why Da Vinci?


ABC News has the footage of then-Cardinal Ratzinger slapping the wrist of ABC News reporter Brian Ross when he inquired about the suppressed investigation of alleged sex abuser, father Maciel. The video is revealing.


My extended take on the current conflicts within conservatism can be read here. THE MACIEL TIME BOMB: Now, this is interesting. Why on earth would then-Cardinal Ratzinger re-open an investigation of Father Marcial Maciel’s alleged child-sex racket last December, having suppressed any kind of inquiry for many years? A critical piece of television footage – … Continue reading CRISIS IN FAITH

BEGALA AWARD WINNER 2002 (for excessive liberal rhetoric)

Bush’s ‘mandate’ “includes using the taxing power to transfer wealth from working people to the rich. It includes giving corporations a free hand to eviscerate the environment and control the regulatory agencies meant to hold them accountable. And it includes secrecy on a scale you cannot imagine. Above all, it means judges with a political … Continue reading BEGALA AWARD WINNER 2002 (for excessive liberal rhetoric)


“In fact, Andrew McKelvey’s network [Americans for Gun Safety] kind of operates and sounds a lot like Osama bin Laden and the al Qaeda. A billionaire with an extremist political agenda, subverting honest diplomacy, using personal wealth to train and deploy activists, looking for vulnerabilities to attack, fomenting fear for political gain, funding an ongoing … Continue reading DERBYSHIRE AWARD NOMINEE