99 Balloons

It's become more and more of a rarity to see a handicapped child. When I do see one, I'm often quite moved because I realize that so many are missing, the ones who never got a chance to be born.This great video clip makes a good case for giving people that chance even when the odds are not so great. As Dr. Seuss put it, "A person is a person, no matter how small."Despite his defects,  Eliot made a difference with his short life. He was loved and changed the lives of those who loved him.  E … [Read more...]

If Mothers Ruled the World: Answering Sally Field.

By Pia de SolenniThe American SpectatorPublished 9/21/2007 12:07:58 AMAs I watched Sally Field's primetime Emmy rant to the effect that there'd be no wars if only women ran the world, I found myself wondering, "When was the last time you spent any time with a group of women? Have you watched Desperate Housewives or The View?"Until I married, my best friends were both women and men. Now, my best friend is my husband and I'm fortunate to have many good friends, both men and women. I grew … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Ruling!,’Partial Birth Abortion – thumbs down’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court's conservative majority handed anti-abortion forces a major victory Wednesday in a decision that bans a controversial abortion procedure and set the stage for further restrictions.For the first time since the court established a woman's right to an abortion in 1973, the justices upheld a nationwide ban on a specific abortion method, labeled partial-birth abortion by its opponents.The 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy said the Partial Birth … [Read more...]

Protecting Girls: Thinking about Ted Kennedy’s Groody concerns

During yesterday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings to confirm Judge Samuel Alito, Senator Ted Kennedy attempted to paint Alito as someone who had scarred a ten-year old girl for life.He referred to Doe v. Groody, the 2004 case in which the issue was raised as to whether a search warrant can include others on the premises of the area who have not been individually named in the warrant, but have been identified as "all occupants of the residence" in the attached affidavit.In this … [Read more...]

Among the Intellectualoids… Hooked for Life

Among the Intellectualoids Hooked for Life By Pia de SolenniThe American Spectator Published 9/28/2007 12:07:57 AMEquipped with the self-revelatory means of media -- blogs, podcasts, YouTube, MySpace, radio, reality television, even op-ed writers -- armchair psychologists are never at a loss for new subjects. But even they might suffer from TMI (too much information) at times. These various media encourage, allow, and facilitate the revealing of personal information that many of us would … [Read more...]

Feminine Singular

From the AMERICAN SPECTATOR - January 2007 SEX USED TO HAVE SOMETHING to do with marriage. That was then, this is now. Now, sex happens in more ways and places than perhaps ever before; but people don't seem much happier for it. Consider the fact that sex is everywhere, men and women claim to be looking for love and commitment, and the singles industry is booming; but the marriage rate doesn't appear to be keeping pace and people seem to spend much more of their lives being single. In such a … [Read more...]