November 21, 2007

I’m not a huge fan of Maureen Dowd, but she does have some keen insights on Senator Hillary Clinton and her status as a woman who’s a presidential candidate. Dowd makes the point that Senator Clinton got where she is because she’s “Mrs. Clinton.” So much for doing things on your own. Dowd cites one letter to the WSJ in which the writer notes that the last thing Hillary did on her own was to get into Yale’s law school…. Read more

November 11, 2007

Every woman (or any father of teenage girls) knows that fashion is going in two decidedly different directions, most of it going in the direction of less clothes, less taste, and less fashion. Now Dr. Phil is jumping into the game. On Friday, November 23, Brenda Sharman of Pure Fashion was on Dr. Phil’s television show. I’ve met Brenda and am so grateful for the work she does. A former model, she’s not afraid to be beautiful and she’s teaching… Read more

November 11, 2007

The NYT has this great op-ed about the adoption of a young girl baby and how it was even possible for her to be adopted in the first place….all because of one man. The piece clearly indicates that lots of people knew about the plight of this abandoned baby girl and one man took action. That action resulted in saving her life and giving a daughter to loving parents in the US. Definitely a must read. Click here Read more

November 7, 2007

I continue to say that abortion advocates tell the story for us. Ultimately, they can’t escape the truth, not even in the NYT which featured an article on Dr. Susan Wicklund, an abortion doctor. Dr. Wicklund became an abortion doctor after her own regrettable abortion experience. Even though this piece is probably a Planned Parenthood propaganda piece, I recommend reading it. Dr. Wicklund’s own actions indicate that abortion is not a good option for women or even the baby. She… Read more

October 31, 2007

Trick or treat!” It used to be something that kids dressed in goofy, often homemade costumes, used to say as doors opened on their Halloween romps. From the looks of some new costumes and fashion trends for girls, it may be more of a proposition the girls are making, as if to give someone an option…”Trick? or treat?” The Washington Post has this article detailing the new trend in skimpy, sexed up costumes for girls. From the looks of it,… Read more

October 25, 2007

Fashion bullies. When people talk about the problems that children and young people have, there seems to be a sense in which those problems are isolated or contained…as if they had nothing to do with the adults (parents, teachers, etc.) in their lives. Today’s WSJ has an article about the increase in bullying among girls, apparently driven by fashion. The fashion bullies mock other students who aren’t dressed in the latest, greatest fashion. There’s a lot of head shaking going… Read more

October 18, 2007

For a long time, I’ve wondered how tuitions can be so high when many colleges and universities have amazingly huge endowments. Now I know. They’re not spending any part of the endowment, not even the parts that are not marked for specific purposes. So instead of helping students and families afford a good education, schools continue to increase tuition, thereby increasing the debt load for students and their families. Lynne Munson has an excellent piece in USA Today detailing how… Read more

October 17, 2007

Recently, I was on CNN to discuss the Vatican’s suspension of Msgr. Stenico. Until an investigation is completed, there’s no way to know exactly what happened. Until then, the Vatican is only following professional norms in suspending Msgr. Stenico from his job. In the meantime, some people are turning this into a “gay” issue. But the issue at hand is the inproper use of one’s job and office. And critics forget that all priests are required to be celibate regardless… Read more

October 17, 2007

op-ed by Jonah Goldberg Let’s face it, the argument for being pro-life aren’t always crystal clear to everybody. But it’s precisely the certitude that we lack that should make us think twice about being pro-choice.’,’Jonah Goldberg has a great piece making precisely this point in yesterday’s  LA Times. For too long, the basis of the pro-choice position, as codified by Roe v. Wade, has been “well we don’t know what it [the fetus] is; so you can do whatever you… Read more

October 15, 2007

Bill Cosby was on Meet The Press this weekend to discuss his new book with Tim Russert. He made some excellent points about fatherhood, the importance of families with a mother and father. Usually it’s “social conservatives” who talk about the importance of family. It’s good to see Bill Cosby and his coauthor Harvard professor Alvin Poussaint discussing the realities that make up a healthy family, a healthy society, and in turn healthy individuals. You can watch the interview online… Read more

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