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  • Obama poll numbers dive; Americans disenchanted

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot A New CNN/ORC poll has very, very bad news for President Obama.Let’s go right to the numbers: More than 50% of the polls respondents now disapprove  of how Obama is handling the presidency. A majority of Americans (52%) now disapprove of how the president handles both the economy and foreign […]

  • Life In The Age Of Narcissism – 2015

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot What do Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin, Paris Hilton, Warren Beatty, Madonna, Tom Cruise and Bruce (aka Caitlyn) Jenner have in common? Well yes, they’re all celebrities. But there’s something more. Something that might have even driven them to become famous. They’re all hopelessly self-absorbed. They’re all intense mirror-gazers. They’re all […]

  • And now, public affairs as a cheap reality show

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot Let’s talk about Donald Trump. Not too much, just for a moment. OK? Donald Trump is a walking, talking reality show. He’s the Donald Trump Show and he’s pulling big ratings. He’s gaining this attention because he’s tapped into a very real and very strong sentiment shared by lots of […]

  • Ten Top Reasons To Love August

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot August is sort of the forgotten month. Stuck somewhere between the 4th of July (everyone’s favorite summer holiday) and the nondescript Labor Day, August often gets lost in the shuffle. But August is a wonderful month — a month that simply does not get enough attention and is wrongly unheralded. […]

  • Five Good Things About The Trump Boomlet

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot Nothing seems to be able to stop Donald Trump’s fledgling presidential campaign this summer. Nothing! And, we’ve got to admit — it’s sort of fun to watch. Here are five good things about the sudden Trump surge: 1) Trump is raising important issues that candidates in both parties have not […]

  • Pope’s favorables dip; now lags behind John Paul

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot Has Pope Francis peaked? The latest Gallup Poll would suggest that he has — at least in the US, anyway. Here’s the deal: The Pope hit a high favorable rating of 76% among Americans at the beginning of last year. But it’s been pretty much downhill ever since. Now the […]

  • PLEASE Don’t Call It A ‘Tragedy’!

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot Don’t call it a tragedy. Instead, call it was it is: an atrocity. It’s an atrocious act by a jihadist; an act fed and perpetrated by radical Islam; an act of terrorism. ALL active military should be armed; all responsible retired military should be armed; “gun free” zones must be […]

  • In America, Is Open Debate Even Possible Anymore?

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot And so we ask an important question. In America, is it possible to have open, vigorous, no-holds-barred debate? Is it? Is it really possible? It’s a shame we have to even ask the question but consider the following: – If you question the theory of climate change (formerly known as […]

  • For the Fourth: 101 Reasons to love America!

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot Happy Birthday, America! In no particular order, this is our own rather subjective list of 101 reasons to love America. You can feel free to add or subtract from this list or create your own list. America gives you the freedom to do that — and a lot more: 1) […]

  • This is NOT a defense of Chris Christie

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot Let’s get this clear right from the start: this is not a defense of Chris Christie. On the eve of his presidential campaign launch the Governor of New Jersey needs no defense. In fact, if Chris Christie were here right now and I told him I planned to pen a […]

  • Reagan still matters

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot It’s been 26 years since Ronald Reagan left office. Yet, Reagan and his presidency still loom large. Reagan’s is the quintessential American story: Born in a small midwest town, he faced hardships early in life, struggled, held true to his values and became a spectacular success. Inspired by his father’s […]

  • Why this? And why now?

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot Well, here we go again. Some of our non-Catholic friends (and even more than a few of our Catholic friends) have been asking us: “Isn’t the Pope infallible when he speaks via an encyclical and doesn’t his encyclical on climate change (or what used to be called global warming) carry […]