What did Francis Collins really say about homosexuality?

In his book, The Language of God: A scientist presents evidence for belief, Francis Collins has this to say about homosexuality on page 260:An area of particularly strong public interest is the genetic basis of homosexuality. Evidence from twin studies does in fact support the conclusion that heritable factors play a role in male homosexuality. However, the likelihood that the identical twin of a homosexual male will also be gay is about 20% (compared with 2-4 percent of males in the general … [Read more...]

Palin did not cut Special Olympics budget: National Review Online

Paul Kengor and I have an article in today's National Review Online which addresses the claims that Sarah Palin cut the budget of the Special Olympics. … [Read more...]

Rep Phil English (R-PA) explains his vote to oppose financial bailout

My Representative, Phil English, (R-PA) voted against the financial bailout package today. Here is his statement in support of his stance.Contact: Julia Wanzco (202) 225-5406News for immediate releaseSeptember 29, 2008English Responds to House Vote on Financial Rescue PackageWashington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on the Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, legislation aimed to restore confidence in the American financial markets. U.S. Rep. Phil … [Read more...]

House defeats bailout bill; stocks dive

Politico.com has this summary.Public sentiment is very strong against a bailout. Word is there will be another vote. Armtwisting must be intense. … [Read more...]

Does the "McCain is right" ad help McCain with undecided voters?

Let's have an online focus group; which candidate does this ad help with undecided voters? … [Read more...]

Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 – Read discussion draft of bailout bill here

Here is the discussion draft of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 just out today.Copies are floating around but it is next to impossible to get to www.financialservices.house.gov. I suppose any official revisions will be posted there.UPDATE: DC Examiner has a great side-by-side comparison of the initial bill, the Democratic bill and the current bill referenced above.I am glad to see ACORN has been removed.UPDATE: The House website is accessible again and there is a … [Read more...]

Politico.com has the details of the rescue plan

See the details at Politico.com...According to John Bresnahan:This is an e-mail circulating among New Democrats, a group on progressive Democrats, on Sunday morning that lays out some of the details of the Wall Street bailout package agreed to by House, Senate and White House negotiatiors late Saturday night.Here's the full text of the e-mail, which was sent out about just before noon today: "Below is an update on everything that has happened with the economic rescue package. The … [Read more...]

McCain and Obama square off: Open Forum

Both candidates did well and made their points. No gaffes that I heard.Reactions? … [Read more...]