Readership Spike

I was wondering what caused a spike in readership–from my average of 200 a day to 1200. You know those automatically generated links that sometimes appear on the bottom of blogs? Well, it seems a link to a January post of mine (Roe v. Wade IQ Test) popped up on this Fox News story.


Ron Paul will have a press conference tomorrow to draw the attention of voters to four minor party candidates for President. “The two parties and their candidates have no real disagreements on foreign policy, monetary policy, privacy issues, or the welfare state,” Paul is expected to say at a news conference in Washington, according to…

On Muzzling the Laity in Matters of Doctrine

The liberal National Catholic Reporter, usually a strong advocate for the rights of the laity, lets slip a major faux pas in an article about an upcoming meeting between Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Archbishop George Niederauer. “I think it’s a mistake for politicians to talk theology,” said Jesuit Father Thomas J. Reese,…

Police vs. the First Amendment

Last photograph from AP photographer Matt O’Rourke, arrested in St. Paul for daring to engage in the constitutionally protected action of doing his job as a journalist. Rough video from the camera of producer Nicole Salazar–similarly violated. Another account from Ted Johnson of Variety–also arrested for the crime of reporting.


CNN Headline–“Pastor: GOP May Be Downplaying Palin’s Pentecostal Past.” It starts with this shocker of a lead: “For more than two decades, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was a practicing Pentecostal.” Some Pentecostals from Assembly of God also believe in “faith healing” and the “end times” — a violent upheaval that they believe will deliver…