Silly School Rules

Girl told her senior photo can’t be in the yearbook — because she’s holding a flower. They made a blanket policy against “props” to keep one kid from being pictured attired for trap shooting. We had a rifle range and a rifle team at one of the high schools I attended–rifle instruction was part of…

Doings in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Archbishop Daniel DiNardo has appointed a new Superintendent of Schools, Sr. Kevina Keating, CCVI. She’s a graduate of Dominican College, University of San Francisco, and Stanford. She’s been on the board of Christus Health, was director of teacher education at University of San Francisco, and had been in community leadership in the Sisters of Charity…

Headline Writers Who Don’t Read the Article

Taking the Pill Cuts the Risk of Cancer, blares the headline. It’s lower by 12% for those who take the pill less than eight years. But there’s a catch–and the headline could just as well read “Taking the Pill Increases the Risk of Cancer,” because for those who take the pill for eight years or…

“A Terror-Industrial Complex”

Colin Powell is interviewed in GQ. What is the greatest threat facing us now? People will say it’s terrorism. But are there any terrorists in the world who can change the American way of life or our political system? No. Can they knock down a building? Yes. Can they kill somebody? Yes. But can they…

Ncube Resigns

Zimbabwean archbishop Pius Ncube has resigned. He’s long been a very vocal critic of the government, and was embarrassed by videos showing him in compromising positions.