How To Improve Mainstream Media Coverage of Abortion?

LiveAction asks the right questions, as does GetReligion. … [Read more...]

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“The Obama Synthesis Under Siege”: Ross Douthat

blogs: The true ideological inclinations of the Obama White House can be endlessly debated, but slightly more than halfway through this presidency I think it’s fair to make the following generalization: Obama has governed as a business-friendly social democrat and an aggressive social liberal, as a hawkish interventionist when intervention seems cheap and easy (drones, missiles, etc.) and a cautious realist when it doesn’t, and as a surprisingly vigorous defender of presidential prerogatives acr … [Read more...]

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“A New Story, In the Field of Abortion-Haunted Horror”

I review 2012's The Frozen, at AmCon. Spoilerous! … [Read more...]

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Hedonist, Disciple or Bourgeois?

me at AmCon: I recently finished Jenell Williams Paris’s book The End of Sexual Identity. The book is a very mixed bag, but one thing which struck me was a brief mention of a dichotomy which I think Paris was borrowing from someone else: the choice between hedonism and discipleship.This framing seems to me to miss something crucial, which politically-minded “social conservatives” often also seem to miss. Because of course there’s a third option, the life of bourgeois stability. The life of b … [Read more...]

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I have, in fact, met a whole lot of girls like you before. Only better.

Just got back from the movie version of Bachelorette, which stars Kirsten Dunst. I reviewed the play version here. Some notes follow, but the most important note is: Don't see this movie. Seriously, just do not. I don't believe in advice and I rarely give it but in this case I will make an exception.That said, * Lizzy Caplan is really great! She is the only bright spot.* The movie removes one key monologue from the play (the one about "This is Marilyn Monroe!", if you've seen it) and … [Read more...]

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