It starts with a trickle, and the trickle becomes a stream, and the stream becomes a river.
And then the river becomes a flood:
Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked [...]
Very much in the eye of the beholder, according to the admittedly partisan Hinderaker, who surveys the legacy media’s response to “Act of Valor“:
(Quite) a few movies have been made about post-September 11 warfare in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. Virtually every one of them has been shameless propaganda. You probably didn’t [...]
It may or may not surprise the readership here, but there was a time during which your scribe considered giving over the Nomex tuxedo for to go to law school. The University of Virginia being his target destination. But two roads diverged in a yellow wood, etc.
And that has made all the difference:
This beggars belief (and I mean that in both interpretations):
The incident occurred at the Mechanicsburg, Pa., Halloween parade where Ernie Perce, an atheist activist, marched as a zombie Muhammad. Talaag Elbayomy, a Muslim, attacked Perce, and he was arrested by police.
Judge Martin threw the case out on the grounds that Elbayomy was [...]
The Gray Lady jumps on Charles Murray’s bandwagon:
It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: more than half of births to American women under 30 occur outside marriage.
Once largely limited [...]
Writing in the National Review Online, Lee Habeeb asks some penetrating questions of his Arab brothers and sisters:
Pax Americana has been pretty good for America, and the rest of the world as well. But battered and scarred by combat in inhospitable places, and with pocket book issues facing the electorate as we move ever closer to a crippingly expensive European-style welfare state realizing the progressive vision, public men are openly predicting [...]
The Politico is running an article of either breathless naivete or conscious dissimulation:
The national debate over gay marriage is threatening to spill over into the military, as activists from both sides of the volatile issue work to influence the Pentagon’s policy toward gay and lesbian service members and their families.
Gay activists who [...]
Returning to a subject we have discussed before, David Brooks takes on the great social divide of our age, as illuminated by Charles Murray:
(Murray’s) story starts in 1963. There was a gap between rich and poor then, but it wasn’t that big. A house in an upper-crust suburb cost only twice as much [...]
It scores a little victory, on a Marine Corps base, of all places.
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell