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.


Why Christie’s Win Tells Us Even Less than McDonnell’s

Hopefully, I’ll have more on the New Jersey election results later, but I must say that I’m incredibly amused by the varied commentary on the “meaning” of the New Jersey elections by pundits who...


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.  


A brief aside on yesterday’s election in Virginia

I live in Virginia (albeit one of the commonwealth’s few liberal strongholds*) and got my start in the blogosphere as a Virginia politics blogger, so if you’ll forgive me, I’m going to indulge my...


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...