Monthly Archives: October 2012

October Surprise

The election’s over.  My bets were on President Obama in any case, but the rightful suspension of campaigning in the aftermath of the hurricane catastrophe seals Romney’s fate.  Obama gets to look presidential, while Romney disappears.  Even if that suspension … Continue reading

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Connecticut Governor: Go pray!

Connecticut Governor Dannel Molloy this morning advised his state’s residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and then go “pray.”  What exactly would those prayers look like?  “Dear God: Even though you’ve sent this hurricane (because nothing happens on earth that … Continue reading

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Anti-euthanasia zealot Rebecca Hamilton writes in Patheos: Doctors are rapidly becoming the new executioner class of our society. Oh, good grief. Executioner Class? Rapidly? Really? And then there’s this: Every single human being has an intrinsic value and right to … Continue reading

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Silencing Timbuktu

Cross-posted on the Corner. I cannot say that I know that much about Mali, but my ipod knows its music. Enter the Islamists. The Guardian reports: The pickup halted in Kidal, the far-flung Malian desert town that is home to … Continue reading

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Richard Mourdock, the consistent Christian

“I just struggled with it myself for a long time but I came to realize: Life is that gift from God that I think even if life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God … Continue reading

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Keeping terror apocalypticism alive

Ueberhawk U.S. Representative Peter King, speaking about the Benghazi attack on WABC radio today, announced that the threat from Al Qaeda was “if anything, greater than before,” now that its central leadership has been dismantled.   Why did I see that … Continue reading

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Britons Abroad

Cross-posted on The Corner Via The Daily Telegraph: An influential British-based preacher is leading an armed gang of more than a hundred Islamist fighters in Syria, it can be disclosed. In a video posted on the internet in the last … Continue reading

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Not So Slippery A Slope

Could the availability of assisted suicide actually prolong life in some cases? The Economist notes: The prospect of the loss of autonomy, of dignity and of the ability to enjoy life are the main reasons cited by those wanting assisted … Continue reading

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Conservatism for seculars

My piece for Free Inquiry is up.

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Must Try Harder (2)

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, a Roman Catholic priest, Tadeusz Pacholczyk, tries to throw in (I think) a little irony in support of his church’s campaign against assisted suicide: In the November elections, voters in Massachusetts will decide on … Continue reading

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