About Conspiracy Theories

Psalm 83 For they conspire with one accord; against you they make a covenant (83:5).    “Conspiracy theorist” is a term thrown about much these days, usually to belittle those who believe that sometimes people engage in, well, conspiracies. Call someone a conspiracy theorist...
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Our Freedom, Their Life: What We Owe the Unborn and the Infirm Elderly

As an argument against face-mask mandates, “My body, my choice” collapses, for the same reason that it collapses as an argument to justify abortion. The body of the person asserting freedom of choice is not the only body in question. I may prefer to be free from the inconvenience...
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How to Assess the 2020 Election

I’m just coming off a long Andrew Sullivan blog post, and I beg my gentle readers not to think less of me for poking into the thought processes of a writer who is not, by general definition—or for that matter his own—the hottest new pledge bro for Knights of Columbus. I don’t...
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INTRO Winter 2021

  Recently while listening to a Jordan Peterson podcast I heard the bestselling author say this: “Those who formulate the best arguments win. They win everything.” Well then, I thought, why haven’t we won? Why hasn’t the movement for life turned back the movement for death?...
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Maria McFadden Maffucci advocates for disabled adults amid Cuomo nursing home scandal (Fox & Friends)

Mom advocates for disabled adults amid Cuomo nursing home scandal Feb. 24, 2021 – 5:43 – Human Life Review Editor-in-Chief Maria McFadden Maffucci calls out Gov. Cuomo’s nursing home cover-up scandal and argues the New York State government has ‘no plan’ to protect...
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Don’t Forget Andrew Cuomo’s Other Coronavirus Victims

Editor’s Note: Dear Reader: We share here a column (www.nationalreview.com/2021/02/dont-forget-andrew-cuomos-other-coronavirus-victims/) published on National Review Online about the other victims harmed by Governor Cuomo’s dangerous nursing-home policies—New Yorkers...
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The Price of One Life

  Akin to my namesake Holden Caulfield, I can’t stand the movies. What could be more phony than a bunch of highly paid actors pretending to be other people in scripted situations? Yet there is no denying the draw of drama, which goes back to the ancient Greeks and continues...
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HOT TOPIC: The Pro-Life Movement Does Not Go Cheap

To start with the obvious: no advocacy movement can be expected to fight against every injustice. We don’t damn the no-smoking movement for not taking on opioids with the same energy.
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HOT TOPIC: (First Things) SYSTEMIC RACISM AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD

  Once I saw a billboard that encouraged black women to abort their unborn babies. It read: “Black women take care of their families by taking care of themselves first. ABORTION IS SELF-CARE.”...
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The Statue of Liberty’s Arm

  No, the picture that accompanies this blog isn’t a still frame from the original Planet of the Apes when Charlton Heston, seeing Lady Liberty’s beached head, realizes in horror that he hasn’t traveled to another galaxy but rather to a future America where war has reduced...
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