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December 2006
November 2006
Genetic breakthrough that reveals the differences between humans
Scientists have discovered a dramatic variation in the genetic make-up of humans that could lead to a fundamental reappraisal of what causes incurable diseases and could provide a greater understanding of mankind. [11/29/2006]
Who really cares?
The vision of the left exalts the young especially as idealists while the more conservative vision warns against the narrowness and shallowness of the inexperienced. This study found young liberals to make the least charitable contributions of all, whether in money, time or blood. Idealism in words is not idealism in deeds. [11/28/2006]
Inflation: A Moral Problem
Inflation erodes the real worth of the capital accumulated by the private sector, banks, and financial institutions. The amount of real capital available for job-creating investments is thus reduced. Inflation is thus more than an economic phenomenon. It strikes at the economy’s ability to assist people to achieve their full human potential. [11/1/2006]
Deadly Inaccurate
Book Review: The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life. The pro-abortion position has gradually morphed into a more general position in favor of the legally permissible killing of the innocent, and that the book traces how the pro-abortion constituencies became so dominant within the Democratic party. [11/2006]
The ACLU Targets Christians
The ACLU is at it again. With an outrageous boldness that only they could muster, the ACLU has once again set their sights on Christmas celebrations. In their never-ending quest to completely eradicate all things religious from public life, the ACLU’s latest lawsuit is an all-out frontal attack on the freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion. [11/28/2006]
Conservatism Was Not Defeated
When Americans voted to put Democrats in power Tuesday, they did not reject conservatism but the Republican establishment and its big-spending habit. [11/9/2006]
Where Is the West?
Two generations of being insulated from the reality of the international jungle, of not having to defend their own survival because they have been living under the protection of the American nuclear umbrella, have allowed too many Europeans to grow soft and indulge themselves in illusions about brutal realities and dangers. [11/8/2006]
Uncomfortable lessons from a disastrous night
Under nearly impossible circumstances the Republicans conducted a decent campaign but failed to provide voters with enough reason to vote for the GOP instead of simply voting against the Democrats. Given the widespread dissatisfaction with the last two years of Republican rule, they needed to suggest some convincing reason that two more years of GOP dominance would produce the improvement and change the public demanded. [11/8/2006]
Meet the new speaker
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader certain to become the next speaker of the House, served for years on the executive committee of the socialist-leaning Progressive Caucus, a bloc of about 60 votes or nearly 30 percent of the minority vote in the lower chamber. [11/8/2006]
The rape of justice
Nothing should be surprising any more about the Duke University rape case. Still, it is a little staggering that, after all these months, District Attorney Mike Nifong has still not interviewed either the accuser or the accused. [11/8/2006]
'Liberated' Limbaugh flays GOP for lame campaign
Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh says Republicans are to blame for their own demise at the polls by failing to run a campaign trumpeting conservative values. Limbaugh said Republicans allowed themselves to be defined by Democrats and the media, and says they instead should have gone on the offensive. [11/8/2006]
The Only Issue This Election Day
If control of the House passes into Democratic hands, there are enough withdraw-on-a-timetable Democrats in positions of prominence that it will not only seem to be a victory for our enemies, it will be one. [11/6/2006]
October 2006
I don’t like the word "Balance" - Says ABC News Global Warming Reporter
ABC News Reporter Bill Blakemore declared "I don’t like the word ‘balance’ much at all" in global warming coverage at a journalism conference in Vermont over the weekend. [10/30/2006]
Oppose 'deviant' love, Pope urges
Pope Benedict today urged Italian Catholics to defend the traditional family and in an apparent reference to gay marriage said they should oppose any moves to legalise "weak and deviant" unions. [10/19/2006]
Boomers Discover Virtues Of Military Service When Their Sons Enlist
"Is a soldier's death honorable even if he fights in an unpopular war?" Yes, it can be. Self-sacrifice is a virtue that draws legitimacy not from the political exigencies surrounding a war, but from a higher constellation of virtues. Baby Jack shows us that despite the increasing brokenness and corruption in the world, that higher place is still important. [10/11/2006]
September 2006
Cop Killing Sparks Illegal Immigration Debate
Juan Leonardo Quintero, an illegal immigrant, has been charged with killing a Houston police officer (married with 5 children) last week after a routine traffic stop. Police Chief Harold Hurtt blamed the federal government for failing to secure U.S. borders. [9/25/2006]
The Pope Was Right
Journalists should not criticise Pope Benedict XVI for his lecture at Regensburg. He has done only what every sub-editor on the Daily Mail does every day. Confronted with a long and closely written text, he inserted a lively quote to draw attention to the argument. We all do it. Sometimes the quote causes trouble, but more often it opens up an argument that is needed. [9/19/2006]
Vatican tries to calm Pope row as militants vow war
Al Qaeda militants in Iraq vowed war on "worshippers of the cross" and protesters burned a papal effigy on Monday over Pope Benedict's comments on Islam, while Western churchmen and statesmen tried to calm passions. [9/18/2006]
Are Videotaped Beheadings Covered by Geneva?
Being nice to enemies is an idea that has never worked, no matter how many times liberals make us do it. It didn't work with the Soviet Union, Imperial Japan, Hitler or the North Vietnamese – enemies notable for being more civilized than the Islamic savages we are at war with today. [9/21/2006]
Christian men face execution
Three Christian men in Indonesia who claim they were falsely accused of murder during attacks by radical Muslims are scheduled to be executed as early as Thursday. [9/19/2006]
Profiles in Left-Wing Hypocrisy
The activists who preach loudest against the so-called evils of modern democracies should be exposed. In these secular times, celebrity-styled and self-appointed moral guardians have long replaced church leaders as the average person's guide to the higher moral ground. Al Gore and his message on climate change is but the latest. [9/19/2006]
Muzzling the Pope
They are after Christianity’s leader again. Twice Muslim extremists tried to murder Pope John Paul II, and now they are trying to silence his successor, Pope Benedict XVI, this time with words instead of bombs and bullets (so far). [9/18/2006]
The Path to Hysteria
"The Path to 9/11" was intended to remind us of the common enemy we face. Like the 9/11 Report itself, it is meant to enable us to better defend ourselves from a future attack. Past is prologue, and 9/11 is merely another step in an escalating Islamic fundamentalist reign of terror. [9/18/2006]
Al-Qaida warns Muslims: Time to get out of U.S.
The new al-Qaida field commander in Afghanistan is calling for Muslims to leave the U.S. – particularly Washington and New York – in anticipation of a major terror attack to rival Sept. 11, according to an interview by a Pakistani journalist. [9/17/2006]
N.Y. Self-Defense Shooting Underscores Need for Private Firearm Ownership
Regardless of their intentions, the gun grabbers’ campaign against gun ownership on the part of law-abiding citizens and against the firearm industry in effect is an attack on both personal and public safety. Guns save lives. Guns protect the innocent. [9/12/2006]
Mayor's 'Anti-Muslim' Remarks Offend Advocacy Group
"Either the Judeo-Christian philosophy will survive or the Islamic philosophy will survive," said Ken Murray, the mayor of Redding, Calif., last week. That remark and others upset the Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which is urging Californians to repudiate Murray's remarks. [9/12/2006]
Scientists Test Hijack-proof Plane
Tests have begun on a hijack-proof airliner that will steer clear of tall buildings if taken over by terrorists, according to defence giant BAE Systems. Scientists are creating a computer system which spots suspicious passenger behaviour and can identify if an intruder is trying to take control. [9/11/2006]
Clinton aide says 9/11 film 'correct'
A former military aide to President Clinton who claims he witnessed several missed opportunities to capture or kill Osama bin Laden says the producer of the ABC miniseries "The Path to 9/11" came to him in frustration after network executives under a heavy barrage of criticism from former administration officials began pressing for changes to the script. [9/8/2006]
Christian Faces Trial Over Bible-Based Pamphlets
Evangelical Christians in Britain are concerned about the prosecution of a protester who was arrested at a homosexuality rally while disseminating leaflets quoting the biblical view about homosexuality. [9/12/2006]
The Real 9/11 Conspiracy
While the Bush Administration can be criticized for ignoring warnings that an attack like 9/11 might occur, it is the Clinton Administration which can be accused of actually facilitating 9/11 by conducting a foreign policy that promoted the rise of radical Islam. [9/6/2006]
August 2006
Human Rights Watch: What Are They Watching?
Human Rights Watch cooks the books about facts, cheats on interviews, and releases predetermined conclusions that are driven more by their ideology than by evidence. [8/27/2006]
Congress Beats Enron at Own Game
Recently, Dennis Cauchon, writing in USA Today, revealed, "The federal government keeps two sets of books." One set that shows a $318 billion deficit is used when reporting on the country's financial condition to the public. However, a second set of books reveals a far grimmer picture: the federal government is actually running a $760 billion deficit. [8/11/2006]
Gore isn't quite as green as he's led the world to believe
Public records reveal that as Gore lectures Americans on excessive consumption, he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va. (He also has a third home in Carthage, Tenn.) For someone rallying the planet to pursue a path of extreme personal sacrifice, Gore requires little from himself. [8/10/2006]
NYTimes's Jihad Against the Happy Meal
What did a Happy Meal ever do to Melanie Warner? In March the Business & Media Institute showed you how The New York Times advertising reporter found nothing funny in humorous beer ads. Now she’s at it again, pooh-poohing the toys that come with the child-sized meals sold at McDonald’s. [8/10/2006]
Stem Cell Debate Has Murder on My Mind
You don't often see mainstream media accounts that deal with the victims of abortion or human embryonic stem cell research. But lately, there have been a number of them, and the reactions have been most telling. [8/3/2006]
Hezbollywood? Evidence mounts that Qana collapse and deaths were staged
There is no shortage of victims in Lebanon and Israel these days. From this vantage point, at this time, it looks like in the case of Qana, the world's media was duped in a cruel and colossal hoax by a terror organization that knows no moral bounds in its exploitation of suffering and anti-Israel hatred. But, as usual, the only party expected to pay the full price will be Israelis. [7/31/2006]
Staged Massacre
It is increasingly clear that the Qana “massacre” was a stage-managed Hizballah production, designed precisely to enflame international sentiment against Israel and compel the Israelis to accept a ceasefire that would enable the jihad terrorist group to gain some time to recover from the Israeli attacks. [8/2/2006]
July 2006
More of Kerry's retroactive campaign promises
After making the capture of Osama bin Laden their sole objective in the war on terrorism, now Democrats expect us to believe they would have been fighting every other Muslim jihadist on the planet like mad — just not one of the main sponsors of Islamic terrorism, Saddam Hussein. [7/27/2006]
Bush panders before the NAACP
President Bush addressed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People — after five years of invitations — and blew it. He pandered, he condescended, all to show blacks that, yes, the president feels your pain. [7/27/2006]
Bush Stands Firm in Middle East, Capitulates Europe
In Kosovo one sees nothing but destroyed, burned and desecrated Orthodox churches and monasteries amid a backdrop of mosque after mosque after mosque, some of the newest ones donning Saudi flags. Yet the Bush administration still refuses to acknowledge and deal with the radical Islamic terrorists operating in Kosovo. [7/26/2006]
Instant Mexicans!
Every year, millions of American children waste their potential on education. Lord knows I wasted mine that way. Americans once believed that education was the path to personal success and national economic advancement. But as any supporter of illegal immigration will tell you, the real bedrock of the American economy is actually the uneducated, unskilled "migrant worker." [7/24/2006]
The Vatican Confronts Islam
Harsh circumstances are causing Christians to flee their ancestral lands for the West’s more hospitable environment. Consequently, Christian populations of the Muslim world are in a free-fall. [7/5/2006]
Putin seeks to start anti-terror offensive
Russian President Vladimir Putin asked parliament yesterday for the right to send soldiers and special forces anywhere in the world to fight terrorists, acting just days after having pledged to "destroy" the terrorists who killed five Russian diplomats in Iraq. [7/5/2006]
Interview with Ann Coulter Exposed!
There is no more a "political middle" than there is a family in America with 2.3 children. Christians sometimes lapse into the church of liberalism by doing bad things, just as liberals sometimes lapse into our church by doing good things. [7/5/2006]
The Meaning of Freedom
The revolutionary proclamation -- that our rights come from our Creator -- is both the beginning and the heart of American Independence. It has preserved our freedom and our union from the Revolution, through the Civil War, the women's suffrage moment and the civil rights movement until today. [7/3/2006]
Supreme Court finds a right to jihad in the Constitution
The U.S. Supreme Court has now blown a hole in the animating principle behind the Geneva Conventions by choosing to elevate an enemy that disdains the laws of war in order to facilitate the bombing of civilian targets and the beheading of individuals. [7/2/2006]
June 2006
W.Va. School Board Sued Over Jesus Artwork
Once again the ACLU shows us how "tolerant" and "balanced" they are when it comes to standing up for everyone's rights and defending freedom of expression and religion in this country. I guess only non-Christians are allowed to enjoy full Constitutional protections in the US based on the ACLU's biased ideology. [6/28/2006]
Social Conservatives Were Right, Again
The number of the tributes in the mainstream media to dads over the Father's Day weekend was stunning, something that no one would have believed a decade ago. Even liberal columnists were praising fathers, their own included, when not long ago it was a matter of progressive conviction to either ignore or ridicule the importance of fathers. [6/21/2006]
Inconvenient truth about global warming
The worthies confided that Earth hasn't been this hot in 400 years, and maybe longer, but gave no hint that they understood how they had undermined their practiced hysteria. If the Earth was this hot 400 years ago, or even 4,000 years ago, then the recent warming could not have been caused by the madness of man's machines, the flatulence of cows, or even hot air from professors hot to get their names in the paper. [6/23/2006]
The missing troops on the border
The Bush administration promised to put 2,500 Guardsmen on the Mexican border by the end of June, and 6,000 by the end of July, and June is gone and fewer than a thousand Guardsmen are in place. The president asked the 50 states to send troops but so far only 10 have agreed. [6/30/2006]
Bin Laden family gave $1 million to Carter
Former President Jimmy Carter's center in Atlanta received more than $1 million from the family of Osama bin Laden, according to an investigative report. [6/2/2006]
Democrat: "You Don't Need Papers to Vote"
Francine Busby, the Democratic candidate from California was speaking before a largely latino crowd in Escondido, CA when she uttered those words: "You don't need papers for voting." Someone taped it and a recording began circulating yesterday. If an election can turn on a sentence, this could be the one. [6/3/2006]
May 2006
The Dictatorship of Relativism
We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one's own ego and desires. We, however, have a different goal: the Son of God, the true man. He is the measure of true humanism. [5/19/2006]
Gore's Hot Air - An Inconveniet Truth
Much of what Al Gore says in this "documentary" (propaganda piece) is absurd, and his assertions often contradict each other. Gore and his friends were in charge for eight years. His charts say global warming got worse in that time. [5/24/2006]
Who Owns the Copyright to the Universe?
In a Wall Street Journal essay, James Q. Wilson praised a Pennsylvania federal judge's decision to strike down efforts of a local school board to have "intelligent design" taught, alongside evolution, as part of a science curriculum. [Spring 2006]
Who Will Protect Kosovo’s Christians?
Dozens of churches, monasteries and shrines have been destroyed or damaged since 1999 in Kosovo, the cradle of Orthodox Christianity in Serbia. The Serbian Orthodox Church lists nearly 150 attacks on holy places, which often involve desecration of altars, vandalism of icons and the ripping of crosses from Church rooftops. [5/24/2006]
Illegals granted Social Security
The Senate voted yesterday to allow illegal aliens to collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal employment -- even if the job was obtained through forged or stolen documents. [5/19/2006]
Air Marshal Faced Retaliation for Bringing Up Security Issues
The head of a group of Federal Air Marshals says the service is badly broken. Air marshals are not able to work undercover because check-in and boarding procedures at airports make it impossible for air marshals to maintain their anonymity. [5/18/2006]
Another fake soldier tale debunked
Meet "Jessie MacBeth." He's the latest cause celebre of the anti-war Left -- a "former Army Ranger and Iraq war veteran" who accuses his fellow troops of committing a litany of atrocities against innocent civilians. He's a fraud!
How to identify American totalitarians
The totalitarian temptation is not confined to Nazis and communists; it can rear its head in any society and gradually destroy it. And as the Soviet dissident joke notes, one quick way to identify totalitarian threats to liberty is to identify those who falsify the historical record on behalf of their cause.
Read my lips: No new amnesty
Bush has apparently learned that the word "amnesty" does not poll well. On Monday night, he angrily denounced the idea of amnesty just before proposing his own amnesty program. [5/17/2006]
Totalitarian chic
Nazi regalia may be strictly taboo, but communist emblems have never been trendier. The glamorization of communist imagery is widespread and very trendy. The blood of 100 million victims cries out from the ground. To wear the symbols of their killers is no fashion statement, but the ultimate in bad taste.
April 2006
Be Wary of Power
The problem with advocating government programs is that, quite often, they produce results the opposite of what is intended. They rearrange the incentives people face to be productive. They subsidize vice, discourage goodness, hamper economic growth, and offer an occasion of sin to lawmakers and bureaucrats. [April 2006]
Public schools vs. parents' values
When it comes to the education of children, there is always an agenda -- and those who don’t share that agenda may find themselves belittled, marginalized, or ignored.
U.S. Records Drastic Decline in Death Rate
In what appears to be an amazing success for American medicine, preliminary government figures released Wednesday showed that the annual number of deaths in the U.S. dropped by nearly 50,000 in 2004 — the biggest decline in nearly 70 years. [4/19/06]
Greed is Good
If pursuing profit is greed, economist Walter Williams told me, then greed is good, because it drives us to do many good things. "Those areas where people are motivated the most by greed are the areas that we're the most satisfied with: supermarkets, computers, FedEx." By contrast, areas "where people say we're motivated by 'caring'" -- public education, public housing etc. -- "are the areas of disaster in our country.
Climate of Fear
Global-warming alarmists intimidate dissenting scientists into silence. Ambiguous scientific statements about climate are hyped by those with a vested interest in alarm, thus raising the political stakes for policy makers who provide funds for more science research to feed more alarm to increase the political stakes. [4/12/2006]
The Bully Might Get Punched Back
Rabbi Daniel Lapin - It is entirely because religious conservatives oppose liberalism that they have fallen victim to Jewish organizational anger. Self-appointed Jewish leaders are being dishonest when they claim that their aversion to Christian conservatism is because of First Amendment concerns. [4/19/2006]
There IS a problem with global warming... it stopped in 1998
For many years now, human-caused climate change has been viewed as a large and urgent problem. In truth, however, the biggest part of the problem is neither environmental nor scientific, but a self-created political fiasco. [4/9/2006]
Why the low jobless rate challenges Left and Right
Even a child would readily understand that the more of their money citizens are allowed to keep, the more money they will spend and the more workers they will hire. But liberals want high taxes not in order to improve the economy, but in order to expand government and reduce economic inequality. Therefore, the obvious economic benefits of lower taxes do not much interest liberals.
Meeting Doctor Doom
If the professional community has lost its sense of moral outrage when one if their own openly calls for the slow and painful extermination of over 5 billion human beings, then it falls upon the amateur community to be the conscience of science.
March 2006
Socialism makes people worse
Enough generations of socialist policies have now passed for us to judge their effects. They are bleak. Socialism undermines the character of a nation and of its citizens. In simpler words, socialism makes people worse.
Democratic apostasy
Some three hundred Americans have given their lives for freedom in Afghanistan. Yet today in a Kabul court, a Christian faces execution for his faith.
Islamic threat greater than German and Soviet threats were
Only four types of individuals can deny the threat to civilization posed by the violence-supporting segment of Islam: the willfully naive, America-haters, Jew-haters and those afraid to confront evil. Just as previous generations had to fight Nazism, communism and fascism, our generation has to confront militant Islam.
Does democracy end tyranny?
Helping democracy take root in the Arab world will take time and persistence. Most Arab governments will try to stamp out any spark of liberty. But the democrats within these societies are our partners. [3/7/2006]
Academia vs. America
Not just from Antonin Scalia, and not just from Clarence Thomas, rather, from a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court this week came the juicy rebuke to 36 law schools trying to bar military recruiters from their premises.
Bishop Tikhon (OCA): Iraqis Better Off Under Saddam
Orthodox Bishop (OCA, West) accuses President Bush of being a pathological liar and the US of being an imperialist power and foising terror on the world. In his latest comments, Bishop Tikhon (SF, LA, the West) also claims that Iraqis were better off under the Saddam regime. [3/3/2006]
Bishop Tikhon (OCA): America Imperialist Power Guilty of Torture
Bishop Tikhon - "There is the Empire's capital country, America, and there are the subject countries. The Imperial Ministers of War and Torture are completely in agreement on that one." [3/3/2006]
Lord, Have Mercy
The U.S. delegation to the World Council of Churches apologizes for America. [3/1/2006]
The teachers unions are mad at me
The constant refrain that "public schools need more money" is nonsense. Many countries that spend significantly less on education do better than we do. School spending in America has more than tripled over the past 30 years, but national test scores are flat.
Guests or gate crashers
Most of the arguments for not enforcing our immigration laws are exercises in frivolous rhetoric and slippery sophistry, rather than serious arguments that will stand up under scrutiny.
The Academy Award speech we should have heard
I want to thank the men and women of the armed forces of the United States. While we bask in freedom and spend a good part of our lives going from party to party and award show to award show, tens of thousands of my fellow Americans are confronting a menace to our world as great as that fought by previous generations fighting Nazism and communism.
Dorm Brothel: The new debauchery, and the colleges that let it happen
This is the grisly underbelly of the modern American college; the deep, dark, hidden secret that many parents suspect is there but would rather not face. The long-term damage to our children is difficult to measure. But it is too obvious to deny. [3/14/2006]
Why the Left doesn't blame Muslims for Muslim violence
There's a certain consistent pattern regarding the worldwide Left's assessment of culpability for Muslim terror. It is the fault of the murdered.
Hamas Launches Web Site Encouraging Kids to Become 'Martyrs'
The Palestinian Authority's ruling Hamas terror group has launched a web site for children, preaching the moral desirability of being a suicide terrorist through cartoons and children's stories. [3/7/2006]
The illegal alien "gold card"
Nearly five years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, our borders remain porous. The deportation system remains broken. The government's tracking systems for criminal illegal aliens and visa overstayers remain incomplete.
Who will save Abdul Rahman?
Unfortunately for Rahman, he was originally born a Muslim in Afghanistan -- and he has been forced to defend his religious conversion in his home country's court, where he now faces the death penalty for turning to Jesus.
An Energy Revolution
If we are to win the critical energy battle, there is only one way to do it. We must take ourselves, and the rest of the world, off the petroleum standard. Only by doing this can we destroy the economic power of our enemies at the very foundations. [March 2006]
February 2006
The Left’s War on the Family
Leftists have long taken a decidedly jaundiced view of the traditional family. To them, a household consisting of an adult male and female—united in matrimony—and their offspring is an antiquated, repressive institution standing in the way of constructing a "better," more egalitarian world. [2/24/2006]
Binding Charity
Religious freedom doesn't just have to be defended internationally. Religious freedom needs to be defended - vigorously - right here at home.
Another academic casualty
Despite incessant repetition of the word "diversity" in academe, the tragic fact is that the academic world is one of the most intolerant places in America when it comes to diversity of ideas. Even the president of Harvard dare not step out of line.
Liberal Goal for America: Gutless Socialism
The United States of America is drifting away from capitalism and its free-market foundations toward a gutless brand of socialism. Yet unlike the tyrannical dictators who ruled communist nations in the 20th Century, congressional liberals lack the guts to tell the public their true intentions.
The Religious Left's "State of the Union"
NCC declares "fundamentalists" and conservatives greatest threat to America. Although comprised of 35 mainstream Protestant and Orthodox denominations, the NCC is staffed by liberal activists in New York who long ago set aside genuine Christian ecumenism in favor of radical political action. [2/9/2006]
Postponing reality
Reality can be stressful and can sometimes get very rough. Everyone has an incentive to postpone it. Most of us, however, learn the hard way that postponing reality only makes it far worse than facing it early on.
U.S. Church Leaders at WCC Assembly Beg Forgiveness for ‘Raining Down Terror’ on World
Shameful display of leftist-communist propaganda permeates the WCC. The letter was read aloud to the full Assembly by Fr. Leonid Kishkovsky, chief ecumenical officer of the OCA and a former president of the NCC. [2/21/2006]
My thoughts on quail hunting and abortion
I have a serious question to ask all these gleeful liberals while the Cheney story is still in the headlines: How does a) the accidental near-taking of human life compare with b) the actual (and intentional) taking of human life, in conjunction with recreational activity?
American news media: little courage and little honesty
It is difficult to recall a greater blow to the credibility of American news media than their near-universal refusal to publish the Mohammed cartoons originally published in a Danish newspaper that have brought about worldwide Muslim protests.
The Poor Aren't Getting Poorer
The poor are not getting poorer, the poor are getting wealthier. The debate has really transitioned from a disagreement over poverty in America to a conversation about inequality, brought as an indictment that there is rising inequality. [2/9/2006]
Unions fight to protect the nightmare
The unions use their clout to fight against the interests of the best teachers. Union leaders make sure the teachers who work hardest don't get raises or bonuses. Everyone with the same seniority and credentials must be paid the same. That guarantees that no teacher will take home a dime for making extra sure that students learn.
Calvin and Hobbes -- and Muhammad
In order to express their displeasure with the idea that Muslims are violent, thousands of Muslims around the world engaged in rioting, arson, mob savagery, flag-burning, murder and mayhem, among other peaceful acts of nonviolence. [2/8/2006]
Just Don't Provoke Them
This syndrome of anticipatory capitulation is based on a reversal of cause and effect, action and reaction. The perpetrators are handled with kid gloves, while the potential victims are counseled to be moderate. [2/5/2006]
We are all Danes now
The current uproar over cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed published in a Danish newspaper illustrates yet again the fascist intolerance that is at the heart of radical Islam.
'Sensitivity' can have brutal consequences
The Prophet Muhammed cartoons in Danish papers accompanied a piece about the dangers of "self-censorship" -- i.e., a climate in which there's no explicit law forbidding you from addressing the more, er, lively aspects of Islam but nonetheless everyone feels it's better not to. The newspaper was testing the weakness of free societies in the face of intimidation by militant Islam. [2/5/2006]
Learning to read in South Carolina
With public schools spending more than $100,000 per student on K-12 education, you'd think they could teach students how to read and write.
Google sells its soul, and ours
Google's decision to help China censor searches on the company's new Chinese website is not only a violation of its own righteous-sounding principles, and it's not just an affront to those working to bring international standards of human rights to the Chinese people. No, Google's sell-out to Beijing is also a threat to every person who ever used Google. [2/4/2006]
The Palestinian election results force tough choices
Amid much gnashing of teeth, the Hamas victory in the Palestinian elections is being called a disaster. On the contrary. It is deeply clarifying and ultimately cleansing. If the world responds correctly, it will mark a turning point for the better.
January 2006
A Look Into Post-Abortion Misery
The Beltway demagogues who sound alarms about abortion opponents seeking to ruin (and end!) women's lives, ought to stop and think about the women who've had and are currently suffering from abortions. [1/28/2006]
Triumph of the redistributionist left
Shifting demographics combined with an inability to change those laws virtually ensures that, through programs such as Social Security and Medicare, America's workers will be forced to redistribute a larger and larger portion of their income to other Americans in the coming decades. [1/23/2006]
Fight the bullies of Islam
Something very important is happening in Denmark -- a showdown over freedom, tolerance, and their wolfish menaces in religious clothing.
Cheating the children
The longer American kids stay in American schools, the worse they do. They do worse than kids from much poorer countries, like Korea and Poland. This should come as no surprise since public education in the USA is a government monopoly.
The Left hates inequality, not injustice
For the Left, it is hatred of inequality. As noted in a previous column, the Left hates inequality even more than it hates evil. Or perhaps more accurately, for the Left, inequality is the ultimate evil.
Pope Says Terrorism Is 'Moral Perversion'
Pope Benedict XVI condemned terrorism as a "moral perversion" and demanded religious freedom around the globe Monday in an annual foreign-policy speech to Vatican-based diplomats.
Iran leader's messianic end-times mission
Iranian President Ahmadinejad's mystical pre-occupation with the coming of a Shiite Islamic messiah figure – the Mahdi – is raising concerns that a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic could trigger the kind of global conflagration he envisions will set the stage for the end of the world. [1/6/2006]
Iran: a ticking nuclear bomb
Iranian President Mahmoud "the-Holocaust-is-a-myth" Ahmadinejad does not deny his intentions. He stated that Israel should be "wiped off the map." And "God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism."
False judge makes mockery of case for 'intelligent design'
Judge Jones issued an 139-page rant against anyone who objects to force-feeding public schoolchildren with the theory of evolution. He accused parents and school board members of "breathtaking inanity" for wanting their children to learn that "intelligent design is an explanation of the origin of life that differs from Charles Darwin's view."
Florida -- where "bad" is "good"
There's a new principle in American education -- namely, that public schools are to be "uniformly" bad. Such is the rock-bottom meaning of that 5-2 Florida Supreme Court decision last week scuttling a public school voucher program.
Over the Line: Are Christians 'Boobs'?
The New York Times ushered in the new year with a nice gift for Christians—one it did not give to anyone else: a slap in the face. Like any bigot, the newspaper that celebrates itself for politically correct tolerance and exquisite sensitivity can’t seem to recognize its own blind prejudice.
Serious or suicidal?
With Iran moving toward the development of nuclear weapons, we are getting dangerously close to that fatal point of no return on the world stage.
Intelligent Design -- A Scientific, Academic and Philosophical Controversy
Intelligent Design holds that nature shows more "design" than many academics in the sciences, education and philosophy are willing to acknowledge. Neo-Darwinists view changes in life forms as happenstance, dictated as much by changes in environment as serendipity.
Why We Don't Trust Democrats With National Security
Every once in a while the nation needs little reminder of why the Democrats can't be trusted with national security. This is today's lesson.
The anti-anti-terrorists
The current hysteria over the president's authorization of some domestic intercepts by the NSA is similar to reactions by liberals to the Cold War. Instead of recognizing communism as a clear and present danger to freedom and liberty here and abroad, many liberals decided the real threat to those values came from anti-communism itself.
Gun free in D.C.
What does stop a criminal? Evidence suggests even more than increased police patrols, the fear of an armed citizenry makes a criminal have second thoughts.
The poverty hype
Despite claims that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, poverty is nowhere near the problem it was yesteryear -- at least for those who want to work.

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