Last Build Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:33 +0000
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:33 +0000This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:55:01 +0000From Washington: Mar 22, 2017 / 04:11 pm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch made a crucial ethical distinction in his response to questions about doctor-prescribed suicide during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, said one ethicist. When asked what his views were on end-of-life care in the case of a terminal patient enduring unbearable pain, Gorsuch [...]
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:57:14 +0000One would hope that the Washington Post, where the news masthead is “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” and whose emails soliciting subscriptions tell recipients that “Democracy needs great journalism,” searched far and wide for the most credible person they could possibly find to criticize the foreign-policy impact of how the Trump administration “twists the truth.” Apparently, [...]
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:00:33 +0000This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:55:02 +0000From Lima, Peru: Mar 20, 2017 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Evangelina Chamorro was swept away for over a third of a mile by an avalanche of mud on the coast south of Lima. But she survived and said that thinking about “God and her daughters” gave her the strength. In recent weeks, heavy rains [...]
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:41:47 +0000The message which follows was forwarded by a longtime emailer Tuesday evening. It appears that the attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare is on track to eliminate the competition known as “health share ministries.” Excuse the pun, but these have been a godsend to many people who need insurance but have faced Obamacare premiums which [...]
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:13:11 +0000Early Tuesday evening, Curtis Houck at NewsBusters noted that the rape of a 14 year-old girl at a Maryland high school by two older teens (17 and 18) who recently arrived the U.S. was the subject of a question at Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s press conference earlier that day. The Washington Post’s first story [...]
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:59:32 +0000Chelsea Handler’s tweet on Monday in reaction to the announcement by Lara and Eric Trump that they are expecting their first child shows that we have yet to reach bottom in anti-Trump meanness and incivility, and that the “leave the family alone” admonishment is so 2016. Serendipitously, given that the left routinely ridicules many of [...]
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:00:33 +0000This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:55:50 +0000From Vatican City: Mar 21, 2017 / 03:01 am Italian layman Joseph Mayr-Nusser who refused to take the Hitler oath was beatified March 18 in his home town of Bolsano. In 1944, Mayr-Nusser, a Catholic husband and father, refused to take the oath of allegiance to Hitler after being drafted into the German army. He [...]
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:12:30 +0000… Fox News’s Andrew Napolitano “is being kept off the air indefinitely after he made a claim that British intelligence wiretapped Trump Tower at Obama’s request.” This following treatment, pictured below, of a still-posted video at Fox would seem to indicate that the network may be on the way to showing him the door: I [...]
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:52:49 +0000In early February, Meetup.com, a site which until late January was all about “bring(ing) people together in thousands of cities to do more of what they want to do in life” by helping people subscribe to common interest groups and organize meetings, joined “the resistance.” On Sunday, Steve Peoples at the Associated Press spent 14 [...]
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:00:33 +0000This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:55:35 +0000From Washington: Mar 19, 2017 / 04:21 pm Raymond Arroyo has an impressive resume. He’s a New York Times bestselling author several times over. He’s an award-winning journalist and producer. And his weekly EWTN show, The World Over Live, reaches more than 350 million global households and 500 U.S. radio affiliates. So when Arroyo says his [...]
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:13:31 +0000On Saturday, Harvard law professor, lifelong Democrat and dogged Bill Clinton defender during the late-1990s Monica Lewinsky saga Alan Dershowitz was interviewed on Fox & Friends about U.S. Court rulings in Hawaii and Maryland halting enforcement of the Trump administration’s revised temporary travel ban against six countries. Dershowitz, who strongly disagrees with the judges’ rulings, [...]