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Elliot Polsky is majoring in philosophy, economics, and Catholic studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is from Burnsville, Minnesota, and enjoys reading and learning in his free time.
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Christians have always honored Mary, the virgin mother of God. In the Catholic tradition especially, Mary has received many titles for the many apparitions attributed to her. Hence, Our Lady of Guadalupe, of Lourdes, et cetera. Episcopal painter, Mark Dukes, decided to add “Our Lady of Ferguson” to the litany.
“Hand’s up, don’t shoot” is back and still false. With the latest string of protests following the police killings of Alton Sterling (Baton Rouge) and Philando Castile (Minnesota), the “Hands up, don’t shoot” chant is back. Hollywood, CBS, ABC, and NBC have once again failed to give context to the chant in their coverage.
“Is the pope Catholic?” It used to be an obvious rhetorical question along the lines of where bears go to the restroom. But not anymore.
The Independent and The Guardian’s journalistic prose does little to hide their horror that the Archbishop of Philadelphia advised Philadelphia Catholics to follow – get this! – a Catholic teaching on sexuality.
The writer of the new award-winning show Hamilton decided to teach the youths a lesson about Jesus in an interview with Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation.
In the upcoming movie, Imperium, Daniel Radcliffe plays an FBI agent infiltrating a neo-Nazi sect. That should be a movie everyone can get on board with: the freedom-loving American versus the oppressive Nazis. Think again.
E! Entertainment Television isn’t planning to celebrate America’s independence from the crown this Fourth of July. Its greatest patriotic effort has mustered one article about red-white-and-blue apparel and another about holiday-themed make up. It will, however, be broadcasting naked celebrities in bed with Kanye West.
On The Late Show Tuesday, Stephen Colbert misreported Pope Francis’ recent comments on Christian treatment of gays in order to blame the Roman Catholic Church for historical violence and to make fun of its sacraments and rites.
All the racists who didn’t vote for America’s first black president have a chance to redeem themselves this year by voting for his wife, Hillary Clinton. History Professor and Salon contributor, Nancy Isenberg, has added another thrilling volume to the long tradition of groundless, Marxist histories.
Dehumanizing people only works one way for leftists. Michael Ian Black’s new children’s book, A Child’s First Book of Trump, explains the “wild” “beasties,” called the Trumps, to our “youngest citizens,” according to its satirical description. USA Today notes that while the book is supposedly for the youngest citizens, “Older citizens might need a primer too.”
According to a YouGov survey, 75 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds voted for the UK to remain in the EU. Only 39 percent of those 65 and over voted to remain. Therefore, the young were, in the words of the Huffington Post headline, “screwed by older generations.”
Who needs a crisis when you can invent one? BBC fanned Brexit fears this morning when it falsely reported that, according to “sources within Morgan Stanley,” the giant bank would be shipping 2,000 jobs to the EU in response to yesterday’s UK vote to leave the EU. Bloomberg Business Journalists Twitter list could boast that at least 12 of its journalists helped to spread this inaccurate BBC story on Twitter before BBC was corrected by CNBC’s more serious journalism.
The New York Times pro-abortion propaganda strikes again. Journalists Donald McNeil and Pam Belluck have written another stunningly one-sided piece – this time about abortions in countries affected by the Zika virus, which according to research, threatens to cause severe birth defects in new children.
Oscar, Tony, and Emmy award winning actress, Helen Mirren, travelled to Israel to host the Genesis Prize, which is colloquially called, “the Jewish Nobel.” According to Haaretz, she “has visited Israel several times, and has been a vocal critic of pro-Palestinian activists who have called for a cultural boycott of Israel.”
It’s a Match made in Hollywood – antique game show and even more antique liberal actor. Alec Baldwin is back as executive producer and host of ABC’s re-booted game show, Match Game, premiering June 26. This fine actor and foul-mouthed leftist brings back Newsbusters memories. So, here are Baldwin’s top seven run-ins with liberal hypocrisy and mania since 2007.
Samuel Rodriguez is the president of the national Hispanic Christian leadership conference and a Time magazine nominee for the top 100 most influential people on Earth. This morning, Fox and Friends invited Rodriguez to discuss his views on the election.
Alexandros Orphanides’s June 19 anti-imperialist tirade on The Huffington Post has as much jargon as a chemistry textbook, but fewer defensible arguments than the National Inquirer. According to Orphanides, the immigration problem facing us today isn’t the influx of illegal immigrants into the U.S. in 2016, but the illegal immigrants that infested North America in 1607.
According to The New York Times reporter Pam Belluck, online contraceptive apps are bringing an end to the world where a doctor might make a girl feel “uncomfortable” asking for contraception by telling her, “You’re too young.” Now, even girls as young as 13 can buy contraception online, and Belluck doesn’t seem to have any problem with that.
On Wednesday, comedian and Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj spoke at the 72nd Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner attended by both politicians and the media. After using jokes to call all conservatives, the GOP and Fox News employees blood-loving racists, Minhaj—in all seriousness—accused Congress of being complicit in the deaths of “thousands of Americans” for the sake of NRA bribes. And that’s just some of what he said.