I'm not well versed in Catholic theology, so I don't know how big a deal this is. And the press has a long history of hopelessly mangling what popes say, so I'm not even sure he really even believes this. But I do find it interesting:
Isn't "post-birth abortion" what we used to call infanticide?
A trend seen by prolife activists that frequently engage college students on campuses nationwide is the growing acceptance of post-birth abortion, or killing the infant after he or she is born, campus prolife outreach leaders tell The College Fix.
OK, we shouldn't really be in panic mode over Eboal -- I get that. It's not that easily spread, and our health care workers are the best in the world and blah, blah, blah. But surely we're right to be a little worried when our public officials treat us to one stunning display of incompetence and incoherence and another. The insults to our collective intelligence are just getting more and more galling:
OK, negative political ads tend to be misleading. We all know that. Still, one that's on TV now is a little galling.
It's on behalf of Democratic state Senate candidate Jack Morris, and it is, of course, a slam on Republican candidate Liz Brown. She is "mean," the ad says, and "aggressive" and "driven by politics and revenge," all things Morris will banish with, I guess, the politics of niceness.
In a case of the pygmies feeling free to pass judgment on the giants, we have White House spokesman Josh Earnest weighing in on White House efforts to replace states' "patchwork of Ebola quarantine laws" with a one-size-fits-all national policy:
Barack Obama schooled all of us free-enterprise fanatics with "You didn't build that." We would have nothing -- nothing! I tell you -- without the ministrations of a benevolent and aggressive government. And for those of you who think the current darling of the Democratic Party would be less economicallty incomeptent than Obama, consider this:
Awww, the fragile flowers; did their feelings get hurted?
Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst skipped out on a scheduled meeting with The Des Moines Register on Thursday, prompting criticism from one of the paper's leading political columnists.
The more I think about this, the sillier and more trivial it seems:
The free ride will soon be over for low-speed scooters in Indiana.
Drivers of moped scooters with engines of 50 cubic centimeters or less will need to buy license plates and take a street sign test at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles beginning next year.
Huh. Apparently, you can call a terrorist a terrorist instead of "a suspect in an alleged incident of workplace violence."
Speaking for the first time since a gunman attacked parliament earlier today, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the week’s multiple assaults “a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world.”
If you've been in an office very long at all, you've undoubtedly had to endure more than one brainstorming session, those gatherings that usually produce little more than a stiff breeze. "Remember, there are no stupid ideas!" Remember that?
That's not the way creativity really works. Here's Isaac Asmimov, in a recently discovered, until now unpublished essay:
Back in December of 2013 I wrote a piece called “Why One Six-Year Presidential Term Would Be Good for America.” At that time President Obama was struggling, wrapping up his fifth year in office with three long years to go.
This seems quite reasonable to me, but I suspect we're so deep into the welfare-state mentality that it will seem cruel and coldhearted to a lot of people:
WASHINGTON – Indiana will begin cutting off food stamp benefits next year to tens of thousands of people who fail to get a job or train for work.