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You Just Have to Ignore Everything She’s Said Before Monday

Over on the home page, my review of day three of the Sotomayor hearings, “Credibility Gap.” There’s no reason a Republican senator can’t vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor, as long as they’re willing to sign off on nine or ten supremely implausible explanations she has provided in her testimony.

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‘Why Would Jussie Smollett Do This?’ They Cried

Brian Stelter, chief media correspondent for CNN, was baffled. “You know, we saw a lot of politicians and Hollywood celebrities and activists rally around Jussie Smollett's side as soon as he made these accusations several weeks ago,” he said on Saturday night after his own network, among others, had begun ... Read More
Film & TV

A Sublime Christian Masterpiece of a Film

‘There are two ways through life -- the way of nature and the way of grace,” remarks the saintly mother at the outset of The Tree of Life, one of the most awe-inspiring films of the 21st century. She continues: Grace doesn’t try please itself. It accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked, accepts insults ... Read More