Monthly Archives: May 2009

Murder Most Foul in Kansas

Do you see how important it is that we frame our speech precisely? If we say it one way, there is no excuse. But, stated the way it now stands, it almost seems (if your views run that way) that Paul Hill might have a case for shooting two unarmed men in the back with a shotgun. (How noble!)

– HW, 1995

Andrew Sullivan provides the most elegant (in the mathematical sense) lede:

The abortionist, George Tiller, was shot to deathin a Wichita church this morning. It was the culmination of a campaign of domestic terrorism against him …


Or, here is one of the initial reports: Continue reading


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A Little Theodore Nugent Math

The formula for deriving the new header subtitle (above): Continue reading

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Powdering Blakely St. James’ Nose

A “Daddy Long Legs” spider

Heck, I already wrote this on March 5th, 2009 — precisely 60 days ago. If you care to read it, you only need add Sen. Arlen Specter’s defection to the mix. The conclusions remain the same:

“Daddy Long Legs”

Look: the blogosphere is abuzz with speculation that the GOP is, as currently constituted, dead. At my friend Joe Gandelman’s blog, The Moderate Voice, Continue reading

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Catholic Bigotry Rides Again

Why do I break (after long and anguished reflection) my auctorial silence to produce this blog posting? Having just promised silence until the book is done? Mostly because if I don’t say this, it won’t get said at all…

WARNING: At 5,700 words, it’s a bit longer than the 200-word posts you usually see, so beware. But lots of nice pictures.

And before we do, you might recall that I noted (April and November 2008)  ABC’s Brian Ross has some little questions about carrying partisan water (he broke the “Rev. Wright” story, remember). Looks like some media are catching up.


I was raised during the Catholic church of Pope John XXIII, but I find myself living in the era of the Catholic church of Torquemada. Today[April 27], two proud Catholic bigots announced their moral (religious) superiority from two utterly inappropriate Catholic fora: The Learned Hand Chair of Harvard Law School, and the bench of the United States Supreme Court. Continue reading


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