Please Ignore the Attention Whores

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I’m feeling cranky. First, Geraldo unleashed an appalling nude selfie on the Twitterverse, and then we got this: Yeah, I know. You’ve seen it already, and I’m a big fat hypocrite for reproducing it and then complaining about people who reproduce it, but I’m trying to make The Larger Point. It’s Melissa Harris-Perry, a name [Read More...]

The Boy Scouts: Caught in the Culture Wars

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I tend to draw the stories on scouting for the National Catholic Register, so I’ve been watching as the BSA tried to revise their policies for dealing with boys who publicly proclaim same sex attraction. It’s important to note that the BSA does not ask about sexual preference, operating on an unofficial “don’t ask, don’t [Read More...]

Orthodox Jews, the Internet, and the Ecumenism of the Trenches UPDATED

I understand and even share the concerns of the 40,000 Orthodox Jewish men who gathered at Citi Field in New York to discuss the problems of the internet. BBC has a decent video on the event (sorry, no embedding allowed), but too much time is spent with the point-missing counter protesters. Memo to the media: when [Read More...]


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