Thomas Friedman, Pro-Lifer?

One can always treat it as a sign of hope when a prominent columnist earnestly tries to claim the label “pro-life.” It must mean, at least, that the label is ...

AP Abortion Data

The Associated Press recently revisited U.S. abortion data, a troubled area of public-health reporting with significant gaps and omissions, and reported persistence of what are now embedded patterns. A majority ...

Time for a Reprieve for Baby Girls

The House of Representatives has just voted 246–168 in favor of H.R. 3541, Representative Trent Franks’s bill to ban sex-selection abortions in the United States. While the margin supporting the ...

Final Prediction

Madonna will alter her halftime lyrics and sing “Tebow, don’t preach.” Fans ignore, Giants by 4. (More predictions here.) Normal.dotm 0 0 1 14 80 ...

Still Looking for a Gift?

The BBC video catalog offers a treasure trove of great adaptations of English fiction (and quite a few that have not aged well in either style or production quality), but ...

Giving Thanks

Once again, another year is almost past, and I haven’t gotten what I deserved. That alone is cause for thanksgiving. I’ve driven over the speed limit 50 times and gotten ...
Politics & Policy

Remembering Monroe

His nickname was Monroe. According to my cousin Joe King, the reason was that he could recite the Monroe Doctrine from memory. That feat certainly is worthy of a nickname. At ...