You've got to be kidding me

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Disgraced former GOP Rep. Mark Foley says he’s going into rehab. According to the Drudge Report, a letter was sent to TV station WPBF by Foley includes this line. I strongly believe that I am an alcoholic and have accepted the need for immediate treatment for alcoholism and related behavioral problems. Foley may be alcoholic, […]

Faith & Politics

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I might pick up former GOP Sen. John Danforth’s book, “Faith & Politics: How the ‘Moral Values’ Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together,” when it appears in the bargain bin. Why? According to National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru, the book doesn’t do a very good job of describing how to move forward together […]

Keeping the narrative straight

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Monday’s New York Times editorial page comments on the upcoming Supreme Court term in what can only be described as ominous terms. Most of the editorial is liberal boilerplate, advocating the respect of precedent when the precedent is liberal (partial birth abortion) and encouraging the court to be activist when the result would be supporting […]

The role of judges

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I’ve repeatedly bemoaned the tendency for some judges to ignore their duty to rule on the laws and the constitution passed by the people’s representatives and not to act as a superlegislature, imposing their own beliefs in an autocratic fashion on the people. Last week, in an address to a conference on the judiciary at […]

That corrections policy

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It’s probably gone under the radar for the past few days because too many people, including yours truly, have long ago come to the conclusion that New York Times public editor Byron Calame is an even more ineffectual advocate than his oft-derided predecessor, Daniel Okrent. So, imagine my surprise when I checked Calame’s Web Journal […]