Category Archives: Abortion distortion factor

No peace I find

1 [O]ur brains did not evolve to understand the world but to survive it. Reality is software that doesn’t run well on our mental hardware, unless the display resolution is minimized. We therefore seek out stories, not because they are … Continue reading

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Tangential Miscellany

1 Riveted by the proceedings, I felt at times I should have looked away rather than play voyeur to the humiliation of two fine people — stripped of dignity and emotionally exposed before the world. Kathleen Parker. This was a … Continue reading

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Potpourri (mostly political) 9/25/18

1 I apologize if I’ve quoted this before, but I’m a retired lawyer, I’ve watched SCOTUS for decades, and I can’t stop mulling this over. Here goes: I can imagine two operative standards for a nominee in Kavanaugh’s shoes. One … Continue reading

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Monday 9/17/18

Politics and religion. This is no dinner party. Continue reading

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Saturday, 9/8/18

1 Where do I buy the hat on the left? Bret Stephens continues his open letter to big-bucks politial donor targets: The next time you meet a candidate asking for your money, start the conversation with two questions. First: “When … Continue reading

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Spleen ventings (and more)

1 Spleen venting #1: I’m pleased that the American Bar Association, which marginalized itself over decades, will now be denied its long preeminence in advising the Senate on federal judicial nominees. I’m one of those who quit the ABA in … Continue reading

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Plus ça change …

Anti-Catholicism never really seems to die in Protestantish America Continue reading

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Calming the discord

A “Kavanaugh Court” should overturn the Roe line of cases — but might not. Continue reading

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Will Kavanaugh butcher the sacred cow?

Wherein lies the dilemma that will produce some sordid theater over the coming months? Continue reading

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Zombie Analysis

Zombie analysis of Supreme Court nominees is my topic today. Iconic radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has often said that liberals “always let us know who they fear” through their unhinged attacks. Among all the potential nominees mentioned a … Continue reading

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