Murder, By Any Other Name

From First Thoughts profiles Luhra Tivis , a former employee of the late-term abortionist George Tiller, whose experiences working at his facility drove her into a life of pro-life activism. Tivis had no hand in the performance of the abortions themselves—rather, she was assigned the task of . . . . Continue Reading »

Re: “Political Coup in Iran?”

From First Thoughts

On Friday, President Obama commented on the Iranian election : We are excited to see what appears to be a robust debate taking place in Iran. Whoever ends up winning the election in Iran, the fact there has been a robust debate hopefully will advance our ability to engage them in new ways. . . . . Continue Reading »

Books, Printed and Virtual.

From First Thoughts

Having recently purchased an iPhone I’ve been appreciating not only the myriad functions of the device itself but in particular Amazon’s Kindle application , bringing immediate access, in my case, to the Federalist Papers , the Book of Genesis , Shakespeare’s Hamlet and even some . . . . Continue Reading »

Concerning our “Partisan” Bishops

From First Thoughts

Thomas Peters (aka American Papist ) issues a challenge to “left-leaning Catholics” (such as Joe Feuerherd of the National Catholic Reporter , Michael Sean Winters of America , and Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ): I challenge them to explicitly and totally repudiate the pernicious claim that US . . . . Continue Reading »

Obama, Benedict, and Islam

From First Thoughts

Criticism of President Obama’s speech in Cairo has been offered aplenty from conservative pundits on the web— largely focusing, it appears, on what they deem an overly- conciliatory attitude toward Islam. Thus, for instance, at a National Review symposium, Bat Ye’Or applies . . . . Continue Reading »