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The Catholic Double Standard

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In the Wall Street Journal , William McGurn wonders why Samuel Alito’s Catholicism was so much more discussed than Sonia Sotomayor’s: It’s possible, of course, that Democrats and their allies in the media and activist community no longer regard Catholics with the suspicion they . . . . Continue Reading »

Sotomayor Favors Originalism

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From Southern Appeal : One thing is becoming clear in the early rounds of questioning at Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing:  Judge Sotomayor appears to insist that her past words be interpreted according to her original intent.  I wonder if she would insist that the words . . . . Continue Reading »

No Love for Bastille Day

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At our Postmodern Conservative blog Ralph Hancock shares some thoughts on Bastille Day . Ralph’s not a fan: As I awoke this morning I was treated to a most light-hearted remembrance of Bastille day on NPR. Nothing is so merry, it seems, as stringing up a few “aristocrats” from light . . . . Continue Reading »

Shop Class Ain’t for Nerds

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Although I had no intention of becoming a “Future Farmer of America” I spent my first two years of high school taking courses in Vocational Agriculture (it’s just what we do in Texas). During the winter months we’d forgo the usual sheep shearing and hog castrating to work on . . . . Continue Reading »

Re: Predictions

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It’s not that the media is ignoring the story , Jody, its just that there are so many more important subjects to report on. For example, according to Google the number of news stories posted between yesterday and today on Pope Benedict almost reaches two hundred (see chart below) while . . . . Continue Reading »