Disregarding the exponentially longer tradition of the teachings of the Catholic Church on abortion, officials at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, have elected instead to continue the much shorter tradition of having sitting presidents give the commencement address at the university’s spring graduation ceremony.

Hillary the MovieThe U.S. Supreme Court agreed March 20 to hear a free speech case and will choose between defending the First Amendment and the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002. The case involves Hillary: the Movie, a critique of onetime presidential candidate Hillary Clinton by Citizens United, a conservative non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) 4 organization.

The major media have widely reported that President Barack Obama has greatly underestimated the extent of the deficits to come, according to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the new president’s fiscal 2010 budget proposal published March 20. However, little attention has been devoted to the fact that even the CBO budget projections look very optimistic.

Missouri Highway Patrol troopers at a shooting scene. AP ImagesA recent report issued through the Missouri State Highway Patrol is stirring alarm among citizens and some elected officials that Christians, political conservatives, and opponents of unconstitutional government action are being targeted for intimidation and harassment — or worse. The drafters of the report clearly are attempting to create in the minds of law-enforcement personnel an association between violent “right-wing extremists” and the millions of law-abiding Americans who oppose gun control, the United Nations, the Federal Reserve System, the income tax, illegal immigration, and abortion.

Detail of Obama wavingIt is said that on the final day of deliberation at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a female passerby asked an exiting Ben Franklin, "Well Doctor, what have we got — a republic or a monarchy?" He replied, "A Republic, if you can keep it." But if Ben Franklin were alive today to witness the unlimited, king-like power of President Barack Obama, he would answer that we are definitely living under an elected monarch.

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