Man Knows Not His Time

Writer J.D. Salinger, author of "Catcher in the Rye," passed away in his home in New Hampshire. He was 91. For a long time he had been essentially a recluse, not giving interviews and not publishing. … [Read more...]

From the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is getting a lot of attention for its Citizens United decision.  The decision allows groups such as unions and corporations to spend freely on campaign ads and other independent but blatantly political acts.  Here is a sensible defense of it. As is this. The New York Times believes it is an attack on democracy. And an LA Times columnist calls it conservative judicial activism, a claim that shows less whether the decision is good and more that he doesn't understand the judicial p … [Read more...]


The Health Care Bill has crashed and burned. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she does not have the votes to pass the Senate version and any compromise will not pass both bodies. So, what's next? The best idea, I think, is not to quit but to start over. Opposing the current plans never necessitated being against any reform.My advice:  look not for a silver bullet but a series of bills that can garner bi-partisan support. Look to allow insurance to be sold across state lines, breaking up … [Read more...]

Lost Fans

For our avid Lost fans, here's the Onion's warning for all your friends, family, and anyone else you meet. … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Massachusetts

If you are a political junkie, you are fixated on the Bay State, where the race to fill Ted Kennedy's seat has become a close race between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown. No one expected this to be tight until the last week or two. The unlikelihood of a close election should be reinforced by these facts:1) Massachusetts's entire  US Congressional delegation (all House and Senate) is Democrat. It is the largest state in the country to have that makeup.2) Registered … [Read more...]

In Honor of Dr. King

As we celebrate the man, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., here is his "Letter from Birmingham Jail." I always considered this his best work, because it so clearly described King as more than simply a man of non-violence. His understanding of justice contained a solid grounding in eternal principles of natural, God-endowed right. May he live on in works such as this one. … [Read more...]

Doesn't usually happen

John Yoo handles Jon Stewart rather well on the issue of interrogation tactics and "torture." Good discussion. … [Read more...]

Man Knows not His Time

Vice-President Joe Biden's mother passed away at the age of 92. According to the statement, she died peacefully and surrounded by family. But regardless of the circumstances, losing a parent is not easy. Our prayers are certainly with our Vice-President and his family. … [Read more...]

The Gospel and Tiger Woods

Brit Hume talks about who Tiger Woods needs to find forgiveness and redemption:  Jesus Christ. … [Read more...]

The Magic Number is Now 40

Politico reports that House member Parker Griffith of Alabama is switching parties from Democrat to Republican. He has been at odds with the Democrats since taking office earlier this year, and is especially opposed to the Health Care Bills in both chambers (he is, by the way, himself a Medical Doctor). This is notable, especially in line with recent retirements of several Democratic congressmen, of the changing political winds. … [Read more...]