NYTimes inside private GOP session on abortion strategy?

Apparently, this past spring, the Republican National Committee held a closed-door meeting in which a circle of conservative women discussed a topic that they have been discussing for decades — how to talk about abortion when dealing with mainstream journalists, especially television reporters. Apparently, someone taking part in this meeting decided to invite a reporter [Read More...]

WPost still gets ‘Julia’ vote, but what about church ladies?

The other day I wrote a post about a Washington Post story about the upcoming elections that managed to do something really interesting: It addressed the challenges Democrats are facing as they try to frame issues going into the midterm elections in ways that would inspire their voters, yet managed to do so without mentioning [Read More...]

WPost team looks at politics in 2014, sees zero folks in pews

It’s time to set the wayback (actually, it’s WABAC) machine for the year 2003, when editors of The Atlantic Monthly published one of the most famous anecdotal ledes in the recent history of American politics. The article was called “Blue Movie: The “morality gap” is becoming the key variable in American politics” and the essay [Read More...]

Shocking! Baptist says wives should ‘submit’ to husbands

Courtesy of The Washington Post, let’s all prepare to hyperventilate. This news will shock you (SHOCK YOU!): A Republican member of Congress says in a recently released book that a wife is to “voluntarily submit” to her husband, but that it doesn’t make her inferior to him. Rep. Steve Pearce’s (R-N.M.) memoir, “Just Fly the [Read More...]

NPR stumbles on GOP and Darwinian orthodoxy

Here’s a shocker, but not really. More Democrats than Republicans believe in evolution, or so says a survey from the Pew Research Center. Overall, Pew says: …six-in-ten Americans (60%) say that ‘humans and other living things have evolved over time,’ while a third (33%) reject the idea of evolution, saying that ‘humans and other living [Read More...]

Yes, that Virginia gubernatorial candidate has layers

In one of my favorite scenes in the original  “Shrek” movie, the title character explains to Donkey that “there’s a lot more to ogres than people think.” “Example?” Donkey responds. “Example … uh … ogres are like onions,” Shrek says, holding up an onion that Donkey sniffs. More of the dialogue: Donkey: “They stink?” Shrek: “Yes. … No!” Donkey: “Oh, they make [Read More...]

The New York Times hides abortion editorial on front page

Yesterday after the House of Representatives voted 228 to 196 to limit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, I was surprised to find the following headline at the New York Times: Democrats Defend Killing of Viable Fetuses to Appease Vocal Base Only kidding, of course. As Matthew J. Franck of First Things wrote, that’s a [Read More...]

The ghost of Prince William County

It’s all about race. And age. Religion? Uh, surely that’s not a factor worth exploring. That’s my interpretation of a front-page New York Times story today that focuses on the changing demographics in Prince William County, Va., and their impact on Tuesday’s presidential election: A couple of decades ago, Prince William County was one of [Read More...]


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