Oregon is worried about elder suicide. Yet, it promotes assisted suicide as a legal and legitimate act in cases of terminal illness. This is working at cross purposes. Legalized assisted suicide sends a strong message to all despondent people that suicide is a legitimate answer to human suffering. To state that some suicidal people can have their suicides facilited, while others will receive preventative treatment, is logically inconsistent. If Oregon leaders wish to prevent elder (and youth) suicide, it should unequivocally oppose all suicides. Otherwise, all of their talk is just so much hot air.
Given the spirit of our times, things could have gone so differently. On November 3, when Saturday Night Live comic Pete Davidson mocked Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw’s eye patch, saying he looked like a “hit man in a porno movie” — then adding, “I know he lost his eye in war or whatever” — it was a ... Read More
Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections in Florida’s Broward County, does not deserve to be within a thousand miles of any election office anywhere in these United States. She should be fired at the earliest possible opportunity. Snipes has held her position since 2003, in which year her predecessor, ... Read More
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Almost nothing is discussed as badly in America or Europe as the subject of immigration. And one reason is that it remains almost impossible to have any sensible or rational public discussion of its consequences. Or rather it is eminently possible to have a discussion about the upsides (“diversity,” talent, ... Read More
Just before the election, an Andrew Gillum intern named Shelby Shoup was arrested and charged with battery after assaulting some college Republicans on the campus of Florida State University. It was rather less exciting than that sounds: She went on a rant about “Nazis” and “fascism” — Gillum’s ... Read More
The Florida Senate race is extremely close. As the formal recount begins, the final preliminary vote tally due at noon Saturday had Republican candidate Governor Rick Scott ahead of Democratic senator Bill Nelson by 12,562 out of over 8 million votes cast. In recent days, much attention has focused on Democrat ... Read More
Here was the state of play as of yesterday per the Kemp campaign’s breakdown of publicly available information: As of Saturday, November 10, 2018 (12:00 p.m.) *Information below is public. Total votes reported: 3,924,658 Kemp: 1,975,162 (50.33%) Abrams: 1,912,383 (48.73%) Metz: ... Read More