Milblogger Neptunus Lex Killed In Plane Crash

    One of the amazing things about the Internet is the way people you barely know can affect your life. One of those guys was Captain (ret.) Carroll LeFon who blogged at the eponymous Neptunus Lex. Back in 2004, when the Iraq war was running hot and I was new to the idea of having actual people read what I’d written, Lex lent his help, good | Read More »

    Washington Post’s Lisa Miller: Romney and Santorum Families Hurt Women

    In his homily of January 22, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said the following: As the historian Gertrude Himmelfarb observed more than a decade ago, “What was once stigmatized as deviant behavior is now tolerated and even sanctioned; what was once regarded as abnormal has been normalized.” But even more importantly, she added, “As deviancy is normalized, so what was once normal becomes deviant. The kind | Read More »

    Mitt Romney Tells The Big Lie On Honoring Religious Conscience

    Over the course of two election cycles I’ve expressed extreme discomfort at the idea of a Mitt Romney presidency. I have a lot of, to me anyway, good reasons. Boiled down to two, though, the are 1) a lack of evidence that he would govern in a way that can be distinguished from Barack Obama in the key areas of judicial appointments and controlling the | Read More »

    Dahlia Lithwick Hates Medical Research

    The utter fecklessness of Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick is becoming more apparent by the day. Last week she decided that a proposed Virginia law, one that the Republican governor has suddenly gone squishy on, is the equivalent of rape because it could conceivably require something be “inserted into the vagina, and then moved around.” Since then we’ve discovered that not only did Lithwick simply lie about | Read More »

    VA Governor Bob McDonnell Hangs VA GOP Out To Dry

    [UPDATE: I'm informed by someone very much in touch with the Virginia political scene that the root of the problem is the Bob McDonnell's staff are, at the best, pro-life squishes and they are presently negotiating with themselves over the best way of selling out.] Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, a Romney supporter and leading contender for the VP spot on a Romney-headed ticket, demonstrated his | Read More »

    Dahlia Lithwick’s Sonogram Lie Implodes

    Last week I posted on the egregiously dishonest line of attack being made on a proposed Virginia law requiring all women who are seeking an abortion to be given the opportunity to see an ultrasound picture of the baby before dismembering. The left, led online by Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, who seemingly has the same grasp of medicine and human reproduction that she has of the | Read More »

    Yes Virginia, There Is a Baby in There

    The Virginia state legislature is fast becoming the nation’s leader in fighting the abortion holocaust. Last summer abortion clinics were required to meet standards appropriate to a medical facility rather than those resembling a chicken factory. A personhood bill is moving forward which will recognize what anyone who passed high school biology already knows, that a fetus is a separate and distinct human being. But | Read More »

    Return of the Vichy Catholics

    During the legislative debate over ObamaCare, observant Catholics were stunned at the spectacle of Sister Carol Keehan, CEO of Catholic Health Association opposing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the issue. The Catholic bishops accurately predicted that ObamaCare would ultimately require religious organizations to violate their own teachings in order to be in compliance. But nooooooo, said Keehan. The bishops were being irrational | Read More »

    Obama Administration Doubles Down On Contraception Rule

    Following on what my colleague Francis Cianfrocca writes below, the Obama Administration’s ballyhooed “compromise” on the extraordinary rule that gives the US Department of Health and Human Services the final say in how religious groups operate is actually a finger in the eye. From the White House statement: Under the new policy announced today, women will have free preventive care that includes contraceptive services no | Read More »

    Mitt Romney: Registered Democrat

    Mitt Romney‘s 1992 Democratic Primary vote for Paul Tsongas — a technocratic modernizer and reformer, but very much a Democrat — raised some Republican eyebrows last week. What hasn’t been mentioned: Romney’s vote formally enrolled him in the Democratic Party. more… For anyone who either believes in leprechauns or that Mitt Romney is a conservative this should be of significance, especially since his minions haunted | Read More »

    Secretary Sebelius Scraps Conscience Exception for Health Plans

    As the implementation of Obamacare rolls into high gear, we’ve been given insight into how it will be implemented in general. On January 20, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would not exempt health plans provided by non-profit religious employers from the requirement to provide “contraceptive services.” … Today the department is announcing that the final rule on preventive health services | Read More »

    Romney: I’m Moderate and Progressive, Not a Wingnut

    That isn’t an exact quote but it is very close. We are constantly told by Romney‘s supporters, at least those who can still bear the humiliation of being associated with the man, that he’s conservative. Not only is he conservative but he governed Massachusetts as a conservative. Never mind the increased state support of abortion rights, Romneycare, carbon caps, and his opposition to a Traditional | Read More »

    Why I’m Looking At Newt

    I’m beginning to like the idea of a Newt Gingrich candidacy. There. I said it. Seven or eight months ago I would have called the nice guys in white coats if I’d even thought the thought but today it is not only thinkable it may be necessary. I was just pondering Erick’s early morning post and it struck me that this is where I am: | Read More »

    Mitt Romney Knows Deprivation

    There are few things more ridiculous than wealthy men trying to convince everyone they know what economic deprivation feels like. Even when the stories are possibly true, such as when Paul O’Neill and aged Klansman Robert C. Byrd dueled over who had the most authentic PWT background, the spectacle is demeaning and degrading to everyone involved: participant or spectator. When the man involved is fabulously | Read More »

    Gingrich Calls Out Romney On His Bain Record

    (by way of TIME) “If Governor Romney would like to give back all the money he’s earned from bankrupting companies and laying off employees over his years at Bain, then I would be glad to then listen to him. And I will bet you $10, not $10,000, that he won’t take the offer.” It is about time someone said this. As I’ve noted before the | Read More »