Village Voice Lays Off Nat Hentoff

Ever wonder why print media is sinking beneath the waves? Here’s an example. The Village Voice has laid off my pal Nat Hentoff, who has churned out thoughtful and even prescient columns there for 50 years. From the story:The troubled Village Voice laid off three employees Tuesday, including . . . . Continue Reading »

Man with Disabilities "Not Worth Saving"

The next time you are tempted to scoff at folk with disabilities who worry that they many people think their lives are not worth living, remember this story. Two medical technicians from the UK have been arrested for allegedly deciding that the life of a man with disabilities wasn’t . . . . Continue Reading »

End the Bias: We Need Newspapers

It is no secret that the newspaper business is in severe trouble. A big part of the problem is technological: The Internet has destroyed the classified sections, for example, and many younger people no longer read newspapers, causing circulation to decline.But in my view, another huge issue is . . . . Continue Reading »

A Violent Christmas in Congo

Over 400 people have been killed by Ugandan Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo since Christmas day, reports Catholic charity group Caritas: The Director of Caritas Dungu-Doruma says that the Ugandan rebels attacked a Christmas Day concert in Faradje City organised by the Catholic church . . . . Continue Reading »

Gay Marriage 1, Religious Freedom 0

We’ve written multiple times on the coming clash between religious groups that do not recognize the legitimacy of gay marriages or civil unions and gay couples and activists who think they should be forced too. A recent court decision in New Jersey serves as a case in point: The New Jersey . . . . Continue Reading »