When Adults Are Idiots, Or, How to Explain Sin While Ignoring It

From the LA Times, more on the recent outbursts of Kanye West, Serena Williams, and Joe Wilson: In the wake of these high-profile outbursts across disciplines — politics, entertainment and sports — many Americans have found themselves asking what is going on. To some, it’s not a coincidence but rather the manifestation of a deepening [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, September 26, 2008

1. Some suggest that having President Bush, a pro-lifer, in the US presidency, has had no discernible positive effect on the pro-life cause in this country.  Aside from the breathlessly naive way in which this claim overlooks the appointing of two pro-life Supreme Court justices, and the way in which the court’s makeup could lead [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, May 16, 2008: FreeRange Kids, Adorare Mente, & the White Board Sessions

1. Spotted a terrific article in the LA Times the other day about a parent who rebelled against overparenting and let her nine-year-old find his way home on the New York subway. The author, Rosa Brooks, makes the case for letting kids be kids, and play as such. Also, check out a great site called [Read More...]

“Regulating” Home School: Briefly Dissecting a Fascinating Editorial on the California Decision

The LA Times published a piece today arguing that the recent California decision to limit homeschool to “credentialed” parents has been misunderstood. The piece’s authors, Walter P. Coombs and Ralph Shaffer, are professors emeriti at Cal Poly Pomona. They make some questionable points in “Regulating Home Schoolers”, a piece so bad it fairly begs for [Read More...]

The Sad Tale Of Eliot Spitzer, and What it Tells Us (and What it Doesn’t)

Eliot Spitzer, the governor of New York, has resigned after it became public that he had hired prostitutes through a “high-end clientele” business. The story is sordid, and very sad for the people whom Mr. Spitzer has let down. This would include, significantly, his wife, and, not insignificantly, the state of New York. In looking [Read More...]


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