Encouraging Hispanic immigration is a double-edged sword for the GOP: It may increase GOP votes in the short run, but it may increase Democratic voters in the long run. And, frankly, it is hard to imagine any bid the GOP could make on immigration or almost any other Latino issue that the Dems could not [...]
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I don’t think that I want to comment one way or the other on the question of whether those who regard abortion as a political issue of the greatest importance should vote for Mitt Romney, or more generally for Republicans, this fall (and in any case I definitely don’t want to do so right now). I [...]
Here is a link to Michael New’s review of Jane Gilroy’s book on Ellen McCormack. http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/08/6039 McCormack’s 1976 presidential campaign was an important moment in the history of the pro-life movement. New notes: ”This campaign is nicely chronicled in Jane Gilroy’s new book A Shared Vision. Gilroy gives some well-deserved attention to the accomplishments of a [...]
It has been 20 years since the Supreme Court’s decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. On the 20th anniversary of this landmark decision, there has been much recent reflection about the impact of Casey. In LifeNews, Dr. Michael New notes Clarke Forsythe’s recent National Review commentary on Casey and offers some comments of his own. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/02/prolife-movement-has-made-big-gains-since-the-casey-decision/ Here [...]
From the Homiletic & Pastoral Review, here is a review of Jane Gilroy’s book, A Shared Vision: The 1976 Ellen McCormack Presidential Campaign. The review is by Clara Sarrocco. http://www.hprweb.com/2012/05/the-latest-book-reviews-2/ Richard M.
That’s the title of a recent article by Fred Barnes in the Weekly Standard. http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/hidden-persuaders_604174.html?nopager=1 The article’s subtitle is “The unheralded gains of the pro-life movement.” Barnes describes a series of positive developments: the impact of sonograms, the increasing pro-life sentiment among young people, the rapid increase in pregnancy care centers, etc. At the end of [...]