Daily Archive: November 4, 2009

A Time to Kill

Sonny Bunch has written a long, impassioned defense of the death penalty. Here’s the crux of his argument: Every time I start to waver on my support for the death penalty — as I...

Public Service Announcement

Hulu has just added “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” “A Fistful of Dollars,” “Ronin,” and perhaps most importantly, “Spartacus.” God bless the Internet.

quote of the day

“The other day something occurred to me. When you are very young, people, particularly your parents, come up to you and say “What does the doggie say?”, “What does the kitty say?”, or “What...

Education loses out in Arizona

Or at least it does in my hometown, which voted overwhelmingly against what would amount to an average of $11 more a year in property taxes to shore up a failing school budget.  

gay marriage and the catholic church in maine

[updated] Maine proponents of gay marriage rights woke to defeat today, which is a shame and another signal that the country is still bitterly divided on this issue.  The New York Times reports: “The Catholic...

Post-election ruminations

So let’s see – in Virginia a life-long social conservative, Bob McDonnell, ran as a pragmatist and beat the tar out of  Democrat Creigh Deeds.  Exit polls show a majority of Virginians still support...