I agree with Ross Douthat: Both campaigns have clearly decided that they have an interest in keeping this pattern going. From the McCain camp’s point of view, substantive debate could be fatal to their candidate, since he isn’t all that comfortable talking about the issues – the economy and health care chief among them –… Continue reading
The Discovery Institute is coming out with a new tome to “help” students understand evolution. I wonder if it will be as dishonest as the last one?
Phil Lawler reminds us why the corruption of the clergy abuse scandal is still very much unresolved. Bishop John McCormack has been leading the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire, for 10 years now, and that milestone earns him a remarkable favorable piece in the Union Leader. According to a sociologist from the University of New… Continue reading
Overlooked in all the hoopla over the closing of Yankee Stadium: Incredibly, there was also no meaningful mention of Joe Torre, who managed the Yankees to four World Series championships and 12 consecutive trips to the postseason. The Yankees’ director of media relations, Jason Zillo, pointed out to reporters that many great Yankees had not… Continue reading
In his usual roundabout fashion, Steven Weinberg recalls what the Stoics pointed out: death smiles at us all; the best a man can do is smile back.(Apparently this is news to some.)