Links for 09/16/16

At the Washington Post, Mike Gerson continues his thoroughly appropriate and well reasoned moral jeremiad against Trump and those who tolerate his racism. 

Donald Trump has tapped Marjorie Dannenfelser to lead his pro-life coalition. I am not surprised he chose Dannenfelser, whose partisan bona fides were proven when,as head of the Susan B. Anthony List, she targeted pro-life Democrats like Kathy Dahlkemper and Steve Driehaus in 2010. Her acceptance of the assignment shows how morally compromised the pro-life movement is by their association with the GOP. It is impossible to be shocked by Trump or Dannenfelser any longer. They deserve each other. Politico has the story. 

Also at Politico, a look at some key counties and how Trump has an edge in many of them. A caveat here: This election is producing some odd alignments. In Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, the size of Trump's lead is shocking, but they key question is whether those numbers will be offset by defections from the GOP in the Philly suburbs. 

I do not normally call attention to other people's fundraisers, but Catholic Extension is having a dinner in New York, and they do such important work helping poor dioceses in a variety of ways. This year, they are honoring Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the archbishop emeritus of Washington. For more details, click here

Here is a little music to keep you going through the weekend, Chopin's "military polonaise" played by Tzvi Erez:



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