If you thought being a conservative in America was hard, try being one in Hollywood. It takes real courage to stand up in a culture that's suffocatingly liberal and speak your mind on issues like ours. Ask Dean Cain. The former Superman star almost had to be made of steel to withstand the number of attacks fired his way just for doing what other celebrities are applauded for: speaking his mind.
In the last several days, we’ve had so many things changing that we’re having to pray hard to keep up. Certainly, President Donald John Trump is moving forward with his agenda as he is keeping his promises to make America great again. With the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and approaching departure of UN Ambassador Nikky Haley, we can expect more transformation.
It’s not the crime; it’s the cover-up. That phrase conjures images of a perpetrator covering up his crimes. Yet what if the cover-up is done by the news media, which seem to be suppressing news of the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history? “Gosnell,” produced by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer and directed by Nick Searcy, explores the crimes perpetrated by real-life killer Kermit Gosnell, but even more compellingly the film chronicles the way they have been ignored.
Taylor Swift made waves this week when she made the first political statement of her career.
America stands at a precipice.
The September Employment Report was solid despite slower than expected job growth. There were strong upward revisions to prior months and a larger than expected drop in the unemployment rate. Hurricane Florence probably dented hiring in some sectors as well, which should reverse in the coming months.
As a working woman, I’m offended by California’s new law requiring corporate boards to consist of up to half female members by 2021.
Archbishop Charles Chaput possesses both the brilliance to astutely analyze the content of the dominant culture, and the courage to challenge us to think more clearly about it. His recent remarks before the Youth Synod in Rome, which were refreshingly countercultural, are a case in point.
The cost of adjudicating DACA applications has been subsidized by other immigration benefits applicants to the tune of $316.5 million over the last three years, according to information released by USCIS on Friday. This subsidy was needed because the Obama administration did not impose an application fee for DACA status. Most immigration benefits applicants pay for the application for the status they are seeking, with additional fees for a work permit and fingerprint collection; DACA applicants only had to pay for the work permits and fingerprints, leaving legal immigrants and visa applicants to pick up the tab for the cost of adjudicating their eligibility for DACA.