Why Progressive Catholics Fear Poland’s Proposed Abortion Ban
Liberal secularists are always up in arms about abortion. They see it not as the slaughter of innocents but as a great symbol of social and economic advancement for women. In the U.S., abortion in most states is legal …
Poland elected a new conservative (and somewhat euroskeptic) government last year. Law and Justice became the first party to win an absolute majority in the parliament since the end of communism.
It was a result that appalled many Polish liberals (…
Poland’s Election (Updated with Links)
Poland has been one of Europe’s success stories in recent years, but Sunday’s election saw the defeat of an incumbent market-friendly government that was, by any measure, successful. CNN has the details:
Poland’s parliamentary election has seen the …
Senate Appropriators Don’t Think We Have Enough Illegal Immigration
Last week the Senate Appropriations Committee approved one of those amendments that no one pays attention to, but should. At the behest of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to allow the State …
In 2009, my elder two daughters both had plans to move to western Europe, so they asked me to apply for Polish citizenship. This would allow them in turn to derive citizenship through me and acquire a European Union passport that …
Climate Conference Collapsing
The global warming crowd just experienced a double whammy.
COP 19 was shocked when China led a block of 132 nations in a walkout over “loss and damage.”
Loss and damage is an entirely bogus concept which would assign legal liability to …
The New York Times #standswithBrussels in condemning Poland’s new conservative (let’s stick with that term for now) government.
Here’s an extract (my emphasis added):
[I]t should be made clear to the Polish government that its retreat …
Today on the homepage, I have a piece about symbols — “Symbols and ‘Mere Symbols,’” actually. This piece was sparked by a couple of symbols that arose out of the recent Paris attacks: the hashtag “#PrayForParis” and the peace sign …
Letter from Cracow, Poland’s Crown Jewel
Cracow — When I first came here 24 years ago, Poland’s cultural and spiritual capital was just beginning to recover from 50 years of deferred maintenance.
Unlike every other major Polish city, Cracow was not flattened by World War II. The …
With western Europe reluctant to permanently base troops in the region, the Baltic countries, and even regional powers like Poland, are increasingly relying on their own resources — although a NATO base with German, American and other allied troops permanently …
UN Climate Summit Goes into Overtime as Obama Rides to the Rescue
As has become the usual practice at the UN climate summits, COP 19 in Warsaw has gone past its Friday closing time and is now in overtime.
This year’s talks became bogged down by a series of challenges.
Russia raised fundamental …
50,000+ Poles Cheer CFACT Speech Against UN Global-Warming Treaty
As the UN kicked off COP 19 a few kilometers away, more than 50,000 enthusiastic Poles gathered in downtown Warsaw on Monday to celebrate National Independence Day while millions more watched on television. CFACT president David Rothbard delivered an impassioned address which …