To Clarify or to Obfuscate

The point of teaching is to clarify, to bring the truth to light so that the student might understand it. Unless the truth is not that something is , only something that might be . In this case, the teacher might seek to “complicate,” “contextualize,” . . . . Continue Reading »

Debating Mr. Cizik

Richard Cizik, who is Vice-President for Governmental Affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals, has created quite a stir among his constituency by breaking ranks with the NAE’s neutrality on issues of climate change (a.k.a. “global warming”). Using the language of . . . . Continue Reading »

Haleigh Poutre Talking?

Haleigh Poutre, now 14, was on the verge of being dehydrated to death by court order. She was spared a potentially agonizing and slow death because she showed unmistakable signs of consciousness just prior to the deed being done.Now, apparently, she is talking. From the story: A motion filed in . . . . Continue Reading »

Killed for Organs? The Preliminary Hearing

Readers of SHS may recall the terrible San Luis Obispo case of a transplant surgeon named Hootan Roozrokh who is charged felonious wrongdoing in trying to kill a profoundly disabled patient so his organs could be procured under a “heart death” protocol. I wrote about the case here and . . . . Continue Reading »

John McCain Will Not Be Left Behind

. . . at least now that John Hagee is in his corner . For those of you who have not been counting down to Armageddon since that concatenation of false prophecy The Late Great Planet Earth hit bookstores back in 1970, John Hagee’s ministry consists of oversize illustrations of . . . . Continue Reading »