More on the Religion of Peace The message from powerful figures in the Islamic world is still “The Jews did it. Bin Laden had nothing to do with it. And wasn’t it a glorious victory for Islam!” It reminds me of those apologists for the Holocaust who say “It never happened and besides, the Jews [Read More...]

Why Do I Have the Feeling This Show will Make You Stupider than You Were Before You Saw it? “Here was the new vision of the Heavens that Galileo tried to present, a vision the church was desperate to suppress.” Or: “Galileo, who gave his daughter to the church, was brought before the inquisition.” For [Read More...]

An argument against athletic scholarships Read to the last sentence. [Read more...]

Looks like the ossuary ain’t St. James of Jerusalem Headline calls it a “fake”, which is somewhat misleading since we do not know who added the “brother of Jesus” bit nor why nor when. As somebody has noted, this is a bit like having a box labeled “Tom, son of Dick, brother of Harry”. The [Read More...]

Why I’m not as eager as some to assume the absolute worst about the Vatican’s caution with the Dallas Norms I live in Washington State, right over the mountains from Wenatchee. I remember when this witch hunt happened. I know people who knew some of the victims of this nasty business. Due process is there [Read More...]

Canonist Ed Peters on the Latest Draft of the Norms Me, I’m still cogitating on it all. So no comments yet. [Read more...]

The Master Political Strategist Speaks “Tonight was a good night for Democrats” Terry McAuliffe, DNC Chairman on CNN Larry King 11/05/02 I nominate McAuliffe to DNC-Chair-for-Life. [Read more...]

Justin Katz on the Necessary Paradigm Shift Democrats have been overcome. Now the question is “Will conservatives overcome country clubbers and Lidless Eyes in their midst to do the Right Thing?” [Read more...]

Interesting WaPo piece Favorite “Republicans as Snidely Whiplash” moment: “The GOP on Tuesday ousted a triple-amputee Vietnam veteran in Georgia and an incumbent appointed to fill her husband’s seat in Missouri, while ending the comeback attempt of former Vice President Walter Mondale in Minnesota.” And in addition to grinding the faces of disabled veterans, widows [Read More...]

Another technoid question A kind reader sent me a zip file of Front Page express (thanks for taking the trouble!). Two questions: Does this work with XP? Isn’t it illegal to use a copy of FPxpress? Or is it freeware? [Read more...]

The dawning and dreadful horror of the situation occurs to a member of the chattering classes Merciful heaven! He’s not dumb! [Read more...]

If you haven’t done so lately, go read Dale Price The guy is a precious natural resource. [Read more...]