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Leon Kass to Receive Paul Ramsey Award

The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network has announced that Dr. Leon R. Kass has been selected to receive the 2010 Paul Ramsey Award, given to those who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in the field of bioethics. Kass, the Addie Clark Harding Professor in the Committee on Social Thought . . . . Continue Reading »

Nu-Paganism Watch

Exciting news from the Bayside City Council elections : the Queens Tribune reported that a conservative Republican was running a strong race in the 19th district and had a chance to win in the overwhelmingly Democratic city. But this was a conservative Republican with a difference: Dan Halloran is . . . . Continue Reading »

Give the President a Break

Evidently President Obama’s wanting to play basketball with the guys is disturbing to some people.I am unclear why this is so.Sometimes guys like to hang out with guys in their free time. The President lives in a house with three females. He works in an office with gals and guys. Why . . . . Continue Reading »

Is Newt Gingrich Delusional?

Recently, Newt Gingrich teased voters by announcing he might run for President of the United States. This is exciting news only if the voters in the GOP get the Nobel Peace Prize Disease (NPPD).NPPD is a rare condition where decision makers pick not the best candidate, but the one who wants it the . . . . Continue Reading »

Why I am not a social conservative

It’s true. I am not a social conservative, but that does not mean I am unsympathetic with the concerns of those who describe themselves as such. I am certainly much closer to them than I am to the economic libertarians in the conservative movement or to the lifestyle libertarianism that has . . . . Continue Reading »

Is it the 19th Century All Over Again?

As usual I’m late to the party.  Joe and I have been friends for several years now and in honor of our friendship I changed e-mail addresses and didn’t let him know.  So, we’ve finally caught up and today I join this august body of bloggers, feeling way in over my head, . . . . Continue Reading »

Legalistic Unicorn Society

Got stuff to do the rest of the day and not likely to be back until bed-time. One last stir of the ol’ pot here and I’m off:In spite of my poking his eye for being jaded, I think Joe Carter is onto something.And here’s my one-liner for the discussion so far: I see politics (not . . . . Continue Reading »

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