Regressive Studies

One of my astute sons has been trying to persuade me that the current idea of progress is actually regress; we seem to moving away from civilized behavior to get back to our roots or something, forgetting the long slog of mankind away from them to gain something better and cleaner for human . . . . Continue Reading »

Bombers, COEXISTence and Immigration Reform

It is hard to imagine that the incident in Boston will not have an effect on the immigration reform debate in America.  All speculations about who the bombers could be, Caucasian, Muslim jihadist, American citizen, foreign born, all seem to be true; all of these possibilities assimilate in the . . . . Continue Reading »

Gosnell and Shamelessness

Pete, Gosnell was merely doing what he was paid to do; getting rid of unwanted children.  That’s why his trial is not a major story and is not of interest to the media, save, perhaps, for what happened to those few women harmed, which is a local story of criminal malfeasance or rather, . . . . Continue Reading »

Guns and Race

Yesterday, I read Juan Williams in the WSJ, Race and the Gun Debate.    Williams is looking at where the gun problem is in the United States.  He notes, “Gun-related violence and murders are concentrated among blacks and Latinos in big cities. Murders with guns are the No. 1 . . . . Continue Reading »

The Bible is a Huge Hit, I Hear

This is just my two cents on the pop culture scene. I am guilty of not watching television and being routinely clueless about the pop culture scene. Here, I lurk in wonder at who the hell has time to watch TV programs regularly.  What I will do is catch up with some show friends rave . . . . Continue Reading »

No, Please, Anything but God.

Andrew Ferguson informs and amuses at The Weekly Standard about that other orthodoxy in, “The Heretic: Who is Thomas Nagel and why are so many of his fellow academics condemning him?” It is longish, but I liked it and for possibly unnatural reasons, thought some of you might like it, . . . . Continue Reading »

Must we be Racist?

American liberals need conservatives to be racist as justification for resisting change to the status quo of our government in terms of social programs and “entitlement” spending. Does it follow that conservatives must be racist? Funny, I don’t feel racist. What brings this up? At . . . . Continue Reading »

Senator Portman and Relativism

Ohio Senator Portman, a supporter of DOMA, has come out in favor of gay marriage. This reversal of principle about marriage is apparently rooted in the relative in that his change of mind comes about because of a relative: his son. He also suggests that Republicans cannot hope to attract the votes . . . . Continue Reading »