Cheney: still wrong after all these years

Former veep, elegantly cloaked in fiction Crediting Dick Cheney for his rebuke of Donald Trump's bigotry gets no traction with me. Sorry Dick: you can’t make up for decades of reckless decisions and bad policy based on one easy moment of obvious decency. You’re still a modern architect of the very party now on the verge of nominating a racist … Continue reading Cheney: still wrong after all these years


A New Call to Arms


University Prez to Parents: Your kids aren’t safe with us

In what is surely a blow to morale for Liberty University’s security staff, university president Jerry Falwell, Jr. appears to lack faith in the campus cops’ ability to protect their grounds.


Following Wednesday’s mass shooting at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, Falwell told 10,000 students, staff, and faculty at his Richmond, Virginia school to obtain concealed carry permits on campus, according to the AP.

“Let’s teach them a lesson if they ever show up here,” Falwell said. “I’ve always thought if more good people had concealed carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walked in.”

The sad truth is, Falwell seems to have failed to learn the lesson himself: most, indeed nearly all, gun-related violence committed in the United States, including against schools, is carried out by non-Muslims.

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San Francisco: Crime and Baseball

San Francisco--can you get any stranger? Spiked baseball bats chained to parking meters all over town. They appeared, 27 of them, on Thanksgiving: preparations for the Black Friday zombie shopper apocalypse? Speaking of crime, baseball, and the City by the Bay: check out Tom Pitts' Knuckleball... The whole city of San Francisco wants a cop-killer caught. Over … Continue reading San Francisco: Crime and Baseball

The Patron Saint of Juvenile Delinquents

Everyone who's grown up Catholic has a few stories to share, long or short. The good folks at The Citron Review were good enough to publish one of my really short ones: CONFIRMATION Mrs. Dever sees their faces but can’t remember what to call them. They all look alike. They all look bored. They all look … Continue reading The Patron Saint of Juvenile Delinquents