Dear Bristol: Thank You For Saying Yes to Life

Bristol Palin

My fellow Patheos blogger Bristol Palin made a pretty big announcement this morning:  She told her readers that she's pregnant, expecting her second child.You may recall that during her mother's political campaign, Bristol was an 18-year-old unwed mother, and she chose not to marry son Tripp's father Levi Johnson. Soon after giving birth to Tripp in 2008, Bristol launched an abstinence campaign, encouraging young women and men to wait until marriage to engage in sexual activity.And … [Read more...]

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Great Moments in Television: The Heidi Game, the Great Pumpkin, and the Family Hour

Do you remember the Heidi Game?On November 17, 1968, the Oakland Raiders defeated the New York Jets 43-32, scoring two touchdowns in nine seconds to overcome a 32-29 New York lead.  Fans didn't see the dramatic finish, though, because with just 65 seconds left to pay and with the Jets in the lead, NBC made a last-minute decision to cut from the game to begin airing a much touted 1968 made-for-TV version of Heidi.NBC executives were caught between a rock and a hard place:  The game bet … [Read more...]

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Obama Loses Stay-at-Home Moms’ Support (If He Ever Had It)

There's quite a brew erupting in social media over remarks by President Obama this week about stay-at-home mothers.  I am reminded, as I was when he made the infamous remark in 2011 about not wanting his daughters to be "punished with a baby", that the President and I reside in different universes on social issues.Speaking yesterday in Rhode Island, the president called for more taxpayer-spending on early education programs in order to "make sure that women are full and equal participants i … [Read more...]

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