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Boehner & Immigration Reform


I suppose this was predictable. Speaker of the House John Boehner has a Republican caucus that is divided on immigration reform. So, how to unite them? Blame Obama. As Politico reports, Boehner is saying the House can't pass immigration reform because they can't trust the President to enforce it. (At least he did not blame Benghazi.) To a degree, I worry that pro-immigrant activists have played into Boehner's hands by calling on the President to stop deportations.



I enjoy March Madness whether my team, the UConn Huskies, prosper or not. But, it is quite an achievement to have both our men's team and our women's team playing for the national championship. This has happened three times in the past. In 1999, the Duke Blue Devils sent both their men's and women's teams into the championship game but both lost, and the Duke men's team was beaten by, you guessed it, UConn. In 2004, UConn's men's and women's teams both took home the crown, the only time that has happened.

Sr. Carol's Talk at IPR Dinner


Last month, the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at the Catholic University of America, where I am a visiting fellow, hosted its annual dinner at which a prominent Catholic is invited to give the Dean Hoge Memorial Lecture and another prominent Catholic is awarded the Bishop Kaine Medallion for lifelong service to the academy, the nation and the Church. This year, the Medallion was given to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the lecture was given by Sr. Carol Keehan.


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