Still 2 out of 3

From First Thoughts

Earlier this week, I pointed out that 2 of the 3 major American newspapers had taken the Democratic presidential candidates to task over their positions on the “surge.” In today’s Wall Street Journal , Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman write that ” The Surge Worked . . . . Continue Reading »

Class and Race: Hillary and Obama

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There’s been much speculation as to why all the pollsters got the New Hampshire primary so wrong, at least on the Democrat side of things. For the Republic primary, the polls were decently accurate, indicating that the general process and methodology were sound. So what went wrong? The Wall . . . . Continue Reading »

Deafness by Design

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It’s an old story, but it’s in the news again: Activists are claiming there is a human right to intentionally create deaf babies. BioEdge has the latest report : “There is a small minority of activists who say that there is a cultural identity in being born deaf and that we should . . . . Continue Reading »

2 out of 3 ain’t bad.

From First Thoughts

Both the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal ran more or less the same editorial today. ” See No Good: Why do the Democratic candidates refuse to acknowledge progress in Iraq? ” is in the Post , and ” Democrats in Denial: The Presidential candidates won’t admit any . . . . Continue Reading »

Urbanism and Catholic Legal Theory…

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Speaking of the Mirror of Justice blog, they’ve been having a great exchange on city planning, natural law, the New Urbanists, sprawl, and much more. The exchange started with Eduardo M. Peñalver’s op/ed in the Washington Post , and elicited comments here , here , here , h . . . . Continue Reading »