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  • Francis, filtered (George Weigel finds something missing...)

    12/17/2014 6:43:28 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | December 16, 2014 | George Weigel
    George Weigel About a year ago, I suggested to one of the top editors of a major American newspaper that his journal’s coverage of things papal left something to be desired, as it seemed based on the assumption that Pope Francis was some kind of radical wild-man, eager to toss into the garbage bin of history all those aspects of Catholic faith and practice that mainstream western culture finds distasteful. My friend replied, in so many words, look, you know how these media narratives are: they’re like bamboo. Once they get started, there’s no stopping them. They just keep...
  • The Duggars say the petition to cancel their TLC show has only made them stronger

    12/17/2014 7:38:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 17 | Abby Ohlheiser
    A petition urging TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” over the political views of the Duggar family “won’t succeed,” according to family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar. In fact, he said recently, all of the attention around the effort is working in the family’s favor, giving the Duggars even more exposure. The petition, which currently has more than 180,000 signatures, began as a response to the family’s recent comments against LGBT rights. It gained traction quickly and drew a lot of attention to some of the family’s recent activism. But Jim Bob Duggar probably has good reason not to be...
  • Alexandria church to close at year's end members left after dispute involving gay choir director

    12/17/2014 5:25:11 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 33 replies
    Herald Bulletin ^ | 12/17/14 | Zach Osowski
    ALEXANDRIA -- The First United Methodist Church in Alexandria, which lost some members about a year ago after a dispute involving its gay choir director, will close its doors for good at the end of 2014. David Mantor, pastor of the church, said the decision to close the church resulted from falling attendance, membership and financing problems. Mantor said statistics he's seen from United Methodist Church headquarters show a "downward spiral" of membership and donations across the whole UM church for the past 30 years. "This is a problem that's going on everywhere," Mantor said. "And that's why we're closing."
  • Marquette's John McAdams suspended after criticizing TA on gay marriage discussion

    12/17/2014 9:36:03 AM PST · by UB355 · 43 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 12/17/2014 | Karen Herzog
    John McAdams, a Marquette University associate professor, says he is being "treated like a potential terrorist" after being suspended with pay and banned from campus while the university investigates his conduct, presumably because he publicly criticized a teaching assistant for not allowing discussion of gay marriage in an ethics class. A student had objected to the teaching assistant's handling of the class discussion weeks ago and, after class, recorded his conversation with her. The teaching assistant told the student that "some opinions are not appropriate, such as racist opinions, sexist opinions." She suggested if someone in the class were homosexual,...
  • Senate confirms three Texas judges, including first openly gay judge

    12/17/2014 5:52:21 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 26 replies
    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed three Texans Tuesday night for lifetime judicial appointments, capping an effort to fill vacancies in the state that have languished for years. The nominees — U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman of San Antonio, Texarkana lawyer Robert Schroeder III and Sherman Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant III — were approved by a voice vote on Congress’ final night this year. Pitman, the first openly gay U.S. attorney in Texas history, will be the state’s first openly gay federal judge.
  • Two Women Who Met As Ferguson Protesters Get Married

    12/16/2014 11:15:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    BuzzFeed LGBT ^ | December 16, 2014 | Sarah Karlan
    Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrell first met while demonstrating in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of unarmed Michael Brown and a grand jury’s subsequent decision to not indict the police officer who shot him. Both Templeton and Ferrell are prominently involved in Millenial Activists United, a youth-led organization that focuses on “educating and empowering” communities.They were also both active in the months of protesting following the death of Michael Brown in August. Alexis was born and raised in Ferguson, while Brittany grew up in St. Louis. Both attended high school in Ferguson....
  • $524,403 Gov’t Study Examines Link Between Diabetes and Lesbian, Bisexual Women

    12/16/2014 9:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 16, 2014 - 4:57 PM | Melanie Hunter
    The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded $524,403 in taxpayer dollars to San Diego University to study diabetes and sexual orientation in women. “Type 2 diabetes (T2D) contributes to substantial morbidity, disability, and premature mortality in the U.S.,” the grant said. “Lesbian and Bisexual (LB) women may be at elevated risk for developing T2D because they are more likely than heterosexual women to experience Obesity and other risk factors linked with T2D such as cigarette smoking, Violence victimization, and depressive distress,” the grant added. …
  • Christian Man Asks Thirteen Gay Bakeries To Bake Him Pro-Traditional Marriage Cake, And Is Denied Se

    12/16/2014 7:39:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    Shoebat ^ | By Ted on December 12, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Christian bakeries that refuse to make pro-homosexual marriage cakes are persecuted throughout America. They get sued, they get fined, they get death threats, and they lose their businesses. So we at Shoebat.com called some 13 prominent bakers who are either gay or pro-gay and requested that they make a pro-traditional marriage cake with the words "Gay marriage is wrong" placed on the cake. Each one denied us service, and even used deviant insults and obscenities against us. One baker even said that she would make me a cookie with a large phallus on it. We recorded all of this in...
  • No Anti-Discrimination Ordinance For Gay, Lesbian Community in Bloomsburg

    12/16/2014 1:39:46 PM PST · by conservative98 · 2 replies
    WNEP ^ | December 15, 2014 | Peggy Lee
    BLOOMSBURG — Leaders in Bloomsburg have decided against going ahead with plans for a controversial law at a meeting Monday night. With a narrow vote of four to three, Bloomsburg town officials voted not to draft an ordinance that would make it illegal for businesses to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation. Council met with a packed room and heard hours of input on whether the town needed such an ordinance. “Lacks constitutional weight both federally and at a state level, being carried along more by emotion than reason,” said one speaker who opposed the ordinance. “Many members of...
  • D.C. council eliminates religious schools’ protection from gay discrimination suits

    12/16/2014 12:42:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/15/14 | Lisa Bourne
    A vote December 2 by the Washington, D.C., City Council could compel private religious schools and universities in the nation’s capital to allow groups that oppose the schools’ moral values access to their campuses, programs, and funds. The council voted to eliminate faith-based schools’ 25-year-old legal protections from discrimination lawsuits as part of a “human rights amendment.” Barring an act of Congress, D.C.’s religious schools will likely have to go against their religious values when it comes to permitting use to their campuses or programs. The city’s rules hold that it’s “unlawful discriminatory practice” to limit any use of facilities,...
  • Dutchess County Legislator Charged in SLC Sex Abuse Case

    12/16/2014 11:37:04 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 20 replies
    WWNYTV ^ | 12/16/14
    A county legislator from downstate New York is charged with sexual abuse for allegedly touching two teen-age boys in the Cranberry Lake area last summer. Michael Kelsey, 36, of Pleasant Valley, NY, was arrested by state police in Wappingers Falls Monday night.
  • (Federal) Appeals court overturns sex-change for inmate

    12/16/2014 11:47:46 AM PST · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    The Tribune ^ | 12/16/2014 | DENISE LAVOIE
    A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder. Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder. In 2012, a federal judge ruled that prison officials must provide the surgery. That decision was upheld by a three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but prison officials appealed and won a rehearing before the full appeals court.
  • Nova Scotia hears Christian law school stance

    12/16/2014 11:40:22 AM PST · by aimhigh · 2 replies
    BayToday ^ | 12/16/2014 | Canadian Press
    Brian Casey told Nova Scotia Supreme Court that the provincial regulator overstepped its bounds when it decided in April it would ban graduates from Trinity Western University from the province's bar admission program unless the school dropped a requirement that students abstain from sex outside heterosexual marriage. The requirement, spelled out in a pledge that all students sign, has been criticized as discriminatory against gays and lesbians. Casey said the court should overturn the law society's regulation on the grounds that it infringes on the future students' charter rights of freedom of religion, freedom of expression and freedom of association...
  • Don't Look for Culture War Arguments in Campaign 2016

    12/16/2014 4:31:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Michael Barone
    In an earlier column, I looked at the role the abortion issue would play in the 2016 election -- not very much, I concluded -- and promised another column on other cultural issues. Here goes. On anyone's list of cultural issues that have been debated over the last decade, same-sex marriage ranks just behind abortion. And unlike abortion, opinion on same-sex marriage has changed dramatically in recent years. Not long ago, it wasn't a political issue at all. The gifted writers Andrew Sullivan and Jonathan Rauch were making an intellectually serious, and interestingly conservative, case for same-sex marriage. But the...
  • The Homofascist Agenda

    12/16/2014 10:35:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 17 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Rey Flores
    Homosexual activists will be the first ones to scoff and laugh at our faces if you bring up the term “homosexual agenda.” They’ll howl with laughter as they dismiss you as a homophobe Neanderthal that just isn’t keeping up with the modern times. The way the mainstream media distorts it, you’d think that every other person was as flaming as the candles on your great grandma’s birthday cake. Growing up in the 1970s, we were already being indoctrinated into the “gay agenda” with music superstars like the androgynous David Bowie and glam rockers the New York Dolls and Lou Reed....
  • Appeals court overturns sex-change for inmate (MA: Robert Kosilek, murderer)

    12/16/2014 10:19:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2014 1:16 PM EST | Denise Lavoie
    A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder. Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder. …
  • Democrats demand better protections for transgender illegal immigrant children

    12/16/2014 9:49:42 AM PST · by dennisw · 23 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Monday, December 15, 2014 | By Stephen Dinan
    Dozens of congressional Democrats asked federal health officials Monday to take extra steps to protect gay illegal immigrant children from abuse while they’re in custody, including ensuring that transgender children are housed with the sex they identify as. Saying reports of mistreatment “continue to emerge” from federal facilities, the lawmakers asked the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Refugee Resettlement to improve care for the tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children who streamed across the border over the last year, and who are still coming, though in smaller numbers. “We request ORR to work with providers to ensure...
  • Gay vets OK’d for St. Pat’s parade [Boston]

    12/16/2014 5:53:43 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/16/2014 | Peter Gelzinis, O’Ryan Johnson
    The Allied War Veterans Council of South Boston voted last night to allow a gay veterans group to march in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, according to Brian Mahoney, the group’s commander. “It’s awesome. It’s outstanding,” said Bryan Bishop, founder of OUTVETS, the first openly gay group to be allowed to march in the parade after a two-decade-long controversy. Bishop was credited by Mahoney as having swayed the board. Bishop told the Herald that when he spoke to the nine-member council last night and gave his pitch, he didn’t think it could have gone worse and was shocked when...
  • Ex-USC professor and FBI fugitive gets 5 years in prison for child sex

    12/15/2014 8:34:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    LATIMES ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Richard Winton, Kate Mather
    A former USC professor once on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for flying to the Philippines and sexually assaulting underage boys he had met online. In addition to the sentence, Walter Lee Williams, 66, of Palm Springs, will be required upon release to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will be on 10 years of supervision Williams, previously known as a well-respected academic, had pleaded guilty and admitted engaging in illegal sexual contact with minors in foreign places. As part of a plea...
  • Some with Same-Sex Attraction Choose Celibacy – A Reflection on an Article in the Washington Post

    12/15/2014 7:48:25 AM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-14-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Some with Same-Sex Attraction Choose Celibacy – A Reflection on an Article in the Washington Post By: Msgr. Charles PopeA little over a year ago, I wrote an article asking and answering this question: What Does the Catholic Church Offer for those with Same-Sex Attraction? And the answer is, “the truth.” It is the same gift we offer anyone who will give us the gift of attention and presence. The truth, as revealed by God, is what we offer and celebrate along with the Sacraments, the communal life, and prayer.Of course the truth we offer in terms of human sexuality...
  • Michelle Duggar wins: Arkansas town repeals ‘transgender’ law

    12/15/2014 3:40:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    Men and women who want to use the opposite sex’s bathrooms and changing facilities will no longer be able to do so in Fayetteville, Arkansas, after voters overturned a controversial ordinance – with a little help from the Duggar family of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting. Ordinance 119, passed by the city council in August, barred the city, employers, property owners, and business owners from discriminating based on a range of categories, controversially including “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression.” The section of the law that sparked the repeal movement was the section making it a crime to “deny,...
  • Cairo bathhouse raid spreads fear in Egyptian gay community

    12/15/2014 9:33:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    wapo ^ | Dec. 14, 2014 | Erin Cunningham
    CAIRO — Egypt’s government has aggressively cracked down on Islamist and liberal opponents over the past year. Now officials are increasingly targeting another group: gay people. Police raided a public bathhouse in Cairo this month and arrested at least two dozen men, parading them half-naked in front of television cameras before hauling them off to prison. It was the latest in a series of police busts at suspected meeting places of homosexuals across the country. Arrests of gay people have been on the rise since President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi seized power in a military coup in 2013, but in recent...
  • Protests don’t derail Will’s commencement speech

    12/15/2014 5:32:04 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies
    Will, who once taught political philosophy at Michigan State, said he is “still a Spartan who takes equal pleasure from good MSU football seasons and dismal ones in Ann Arbor,” referring to the University of Michigan. Connie Rzemien, whose daughter, Katie, was among those graduating, told The Detroit News she thought Will was not the right choice. “I believe it is contradictory to what they are doing here to have somebody with such an insensitive view of rape to speak today,” she said. “I think it’s insulting to young women.” The U.S. Education Department this year revealed a list of...
  • George Will says if Arab countries can’t ‘take out ISIS,’ we shouldn’t either

    09/01/2014 8:31:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 09/01/2014
    George Will gave a surprisingly isolationist view on Fox News Sunday this morning when he said that if Iraq’s neighbors can’t take out ISIS with all their military might, then we shouldn’t either. Watch below: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Responding to George Will's 'Welcome to America' Proposal for the Border Kids

    07/29/2014 9:53:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 07/29/2014 | Jerry Kammer
    In the mid-1990s, when the collapse of the Mexican economy produced a wave of illegal immigration to Arizona, I did volunteer work at a Phoenix school that was struggling to meet the needs of a few hundred Mexican children who spoke only Spanish. Even as I sought to help ease the transition for both sides, I thought it would be better for everyone if the influx subsided. That explains my contradictory reactions of appreciation for and disagreement with George Will' s open-arms pronouncement on "Fox New Sunday" regarding Central Americans streaming across the Mexican border into Texas. It is burning...
  • George Will: Let Illegals Stay; 'Preposterous' US 'Can't Assimilate These 8-Year-Old Criminals'

    07/27/2014 3:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Fox News Sunday, Republican writer George Will said that America should let all of the illegal immigrant juveniles from Central America remain and ensure they are allowed to "go to school and get a job." "My view is that we have to say to these children, 'Welcome to America. You're going to go to school and get a job and become Americans,'" Will declared. "We have 3,141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county. The idea that we can't assimilate these 8-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous." Will was asked to respond to Republicans...
  • This Conservative Icon (George Will) Isn’t Apologizing for the Column that Has ‘the Rabble’ Furious

    06/21/2014 10:47:44 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 21, 2014 | Zach Noble
    George Will isn’t backing down, even as critics are “calling for [his] head.” Will’s Washington Post column on sexual assault stirred up a great deal of controversy, as he acknowledged in an interview with C-SPAN published Friday. “Today, for some reason … indignation is the default position of certain people in civic discourse,” he said. “They go from a standing start to fury in about 30 seconds.” The internet has “erased the barriers of entry to public discourse,” Will said, which is good because more people can be involved in conversations, but it’s bad because a lot of those people...
  • St. Louis paper dumps George Will for Michael Gerson

    06/19/2014 3:43:35 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-19-2014 | ERIK WEMPLE
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Page Editor Tony Messenger writes that readers — both liberal and conservative ones — have lobbied the paper to change its lineup of conservative columnists. But apparently a bit of a push was necessary. That came from a recent controversial piece by Washington Post columnist George Will — the one about the “supposed campus epidemic of rape” and the way in which “victimhood” serves as a “coveted status that confers privileges.”
  • St. Louis newspaper ditches George Will after column on sexual assault

    06/19/2014 5:55:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    Wjhl TV / Raycom ^ | June 19, 2014 | Kimberly Wright
    (RNN) – The St. Louis Post-Dispatch axed conservative thinker George Will's syndicated column Wednesday. Editor Tony Messenger apologized to his readers. He stated the change had been considered for months, but "a column published June 5, in which Mr. Will suggested that sexual assault victims on college campuses enjoy a privileged status, made the decision easier. "The column was offensive and inaccurate; we apologize for publishing it," Messenger said. The newspaper announced Will's column would be replaced by Michael Gerson, "former speechwriter and top aide to President George W. Bush." In Will's column, Colleges become the victims of progressivism, he...
  • Petition to Fire George Will Launched By Wife of White House Media Director

    06/12/2014 9:27:00 AM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/12/14 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    Last week, George Will wrote a column about how progressive politics have fomented "rape culture" on college campuses. The column was not well received by some, or even, as a great many of the histrionic responses would indicate, well understood. I received the following press release yesterday, headlined: "87,000 Call on The Washington Post to Address Sexism, Fire George Will." A group called UltraViolet was touting the success of an online petition they'd whipped up over the controversy. From the release:
  • MSNBC Host: George Will is a Rapist

    06/10/2014 6:55:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 31 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/10/14 | Aurelius
    MSNBC somehow hit another new low all over again. Filling in as host on The Ed Show, Michael Eric Dyson accused George Will of being a "rapist" and "re-raping" women by writing his opinion in the Washington Post. No. Seriously. Mr. Will stated that colleges have become a haven of progressivism, where so-called "vicimizations" are "ubiquitous." Mr. Will writes that empty buzzwords like "triggers" and "micro-aggressions" are now thrown around colleges to the point of ubiquity. The passage that Mr. Dyson took offense to was one in which Mr. Will stated that, at times, "sexual assault" accusations that are put...
  • George Will: ‘I’m an amiable, low voltage atheist’

    05/04/2014 12:34:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 582 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:10 PM 05/03/2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    Legendary conservative columnist George Will says he is an atheist. […] “I’m an amiable, low voltage atheist,” Will explained. “I deeply respect religions and religious people. The great religions reflect something constant and noble in the human character, defensible and admirable yearnings.” “I am just not persuaded. That’s all,” he added. …
  • George Will and Jennifer Rubin Demolish Time's Joe Klein on Gun Control Laws

    07/22/2012 3:31:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 22, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Time's Joe Klein on Sunday found out what it's like to actually have to debate conservatives rather than the liberal media members he normally appears with on political talk shows. When he uttered the typical left-wing line on ABC's This Week about the need for more gun control in the wake of Friday's movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, Klein got a much-needed education from George Will and the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin (video follows with transcript and commentary): George Will and Jennifer Rubin Demolish Time's Joe Klein on Gun Control Laws GEORGE WILL: The killer in Aurora, Colorado, was...
  • George Will: Power of College Sports Threatens Education

    11/12/2011 8:49:23 AM PST · by Publius804 · 31 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11 Nov 2011 | George Will
    A few millennia from now, when archaeologists from an ascendant Brazil or Turkey or wherever sift the shards of American civilization and find the ruins of the Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich., they will wonder why a 109,901-seat entertainment venue was attached to an institution of higher education. Today, the accelerating preposterousness of big-time college football is again provoking furrowed brows and pursed lips. But there probably were few of either among the 20 million who Saturday night watched Alabama's student-athletes play those of LSU. These teams' head coaches' salaries are $4.6 million and $3.75 million, respectively, and their...
  • George F. Will Compares Mitt Romney to Michael Dukakis

    10/24/2011 2:48:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 24, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday on This Week with Christiane Amanpour, George Will -- this was during the roundtable discussion, George Will discussing Mitt Romney. WILL: It has a lot to do with Romney. He is rising as more and more Republicans come to the conclusion that the Republican Party has found its Michael Dukakis, a technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology. RUSH: Did you hear that? George Will characterizing Mitt Romney as the Republican Party's Michael Dukakis. Michael Dukakis, a Democrat loser running for office in 1988, one of the most famous things that Dukakis did was he...
  • George Will On Romney: The Republicans Have Found Their Michael Dukakis

    10/23/2011 8:29:08 PM PDT · by Eagle Forgotten · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | October 23, 2011 | James Crugnale
    In a stinging comparison that is sure to leave a mark, on Sunday’s This Week With Christiane Amanpour, George Will said the rise of Herman Cain had a lot to do with Republicans coming to the realization that Mitt Romney is their Michael Dukakis. “A technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology,” Will observed.
  • George Will Is Right

    09/02/2009 1:56:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies · 1,217+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2009 | David Harsanyi
    This week, prominent conservative pundit George Will wrote a column advocating the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. His piece, not surprisingly, was met with instantaneous anger, disdain and derision from most of the right. "But let's be honest," wrote noted neoconservative William Kristol on The Washington Post's blog. "Will is not calling on the United States to accept a moderate degree of success in Afghanistan, and simply to stop short of some overly ambitious goal. Will is urging retreat, and accepting defeat." Tossing around the words "retreat" and "defeat" -- or, as one critic more creatively asserted, Will's column...
  • George F. Will: California dug its own grave, and it's about to get deeper

    05/03/2009 2:07:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 3,000+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/3/09 | George Will
    California's increasingly severe and largely self-inflicted economic crisis will deepen on May 19 if, as is probable and desirable, voters reject most of the ballot measures that were drafted as part of a "solution" to the state's budget deficit. They would make matters worse. ... Under Arnold Schwarzenegger, the best governor the states contiguous to California have ever had, people and businesses have been relocating in those states. For four consecutive years, more Americans have moved out of California than have moved in. California's business costs are more than 20 percent higher than the average state's. In the last decade,...
  • A Surprising Story on Crime ( George Will )

    06/22/2008 6:31:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 183+ views
    townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2008 | George Will
    WASHINGTON -- Listening to political talk requires a third ear that hears what is not said. Today's near silence about crime probably is evidence of social improvement. For many reasons, including better policing and more incarceration, Americans feel, and are, safer. The New York Times has not recently repeated such amusing headlines as "Crime Keeps on Falling, But Prisons Keep on Filling" (1997), "Prison Population Growing Although Crime Rate Drops" (1998), "Number in Prison Grows Despite Crime Reduction" (2000) and "More Inmates, Despite Slight Drop in Crime" (2003). If crime revives as an issue, it will be through liberal complaints...
  • George Will: The Abortion Argument We Missed

    12/01/2005 5:59:58 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 91 replies · 2,746+ views
    Washington Post Writers Group ^ | December 1, 2005 | George F. Will
    WASHINGTON -- Henry J. Friendly, who died in 1986, was perhaps the most distinguished American judge never to serve on the Supreme Court, and he almost spared the nation the poisonous consequences of that court's 1973 truncation of democratic debate about abortion policy. The story of that missed blessing was told recently by Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in an address to the Federalist Society. In 1970, Friendly, then on the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, was a member of a three-judge panel that heard the first abortion-rights case...
  • George Will: Carter continues lying about me

    08/11/2005 7:04:08 AM PDT · by StoneGiant · 103 replies · 3,495+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 8/11/05 | George F. Will
    <p>A QUARTER OF a century has passed since 44 states said "No, thanks" to Jimmy Carter's offer to serve a second term, yet he still evidently thinks his loss is explained not by foreign policy debacles, such as invading Iran with eight helicopters, and a misery index — inflation plus unemployment — of 22, almost triple today's index.</p>
  • No Flinching From the Facts [George Will]

    05/11/2004 5:51:32 AM PDT · by AntiGuv · 40 replies · 110+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2004 | George F. Will
    Listen to the language. It is always a leading indicator of moral confusion. ...cut... The lawyer's client probably will offer -- this should deepen Americans' queasiness -- the Nuremberg defense: I was only obeying orders. If the abuse was the result of orders -- or of the absence of them -- fault must extend up the chain of command. So, forgive the lawyer's language. But note what it betokens: a flinching from facts. Americans must not flinch from absorbing the photographs of what some Americans did in that prison. And they should not flinch from this fact: That pornography is,...
  • George F. Will: Freedom vs. Equality (RIP small-government conservatism)

    01/31/2004 9:21:22 PM PST · by quidnunc · 74 replies · 239+ views
    Town Hall ^ | February 1, 2004 | George F. Will [Washington Post Writers Group]
    This may be the most nation-shaping election since 1932, not only — or even primarily — because of the parties' foreign policy differences. Those differences, about sovereignty, multilateralism, preemptive war and nation-building, concern vital fundamentals. But 2004 may secure the ascendancy of one of two radically different ideas of the proper role of government and the individual's proper relationship to it. This will be the first election since candidate George W. Bush made explicit in 2000 what had become implicit in conservatives' behavior. As recently as the 1994 congressional elections, Republicans had triumphed by preaching small-government conservatism, vowing to abolish...
  • George F. Will: Lap dancing may become next right

    06/27/2003 3:17:48 AM PDT · by kattracks · 87 replies · 193+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 6/27/03 | George F. Will
    EAGER TO IMPROVE their town’s moral tone, Los Angeles city councilors are considering an ordinance to improve decorum at strip clubs: No lap dances — dancers are required to remain six feet from customers — no direct tipping, no private VIP rooms in clubs with full nudity. Advocates of the ordinance say such goings-on lead to prostitution. Opponents of the ordinance, including the dancers, deny that prostitution flourishes at the clubs. And they call the ordinance an unconstitutional abridgement of free artistic expression. But a federal appeals court upheld a law in Washington state requiring dancers to stay 10...
  • George Will: Confounding Expectations, Giuliani Upends Assumptions

    02/19/2007 6:38:26 AM PST · by meg88 · 75 replies · 1,418+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2/18/07 | George Will
    Two Democratic presidential candidates with national campaign experience are stumbling. A Republican candidate who has run only municipal campaigns is confounding expectations, calling into question some assumptions about Republican voters. Regarding the Republican race, for many months commentators have said that when the Republican base learns the facts about Rudy Giuliani's personal life (an annulled first marriage, a messy divorce, then a third marriage) and views on social issues (for abortion rights, gay rights and gun control, in each case with limits), support for him will evaporate. But such commentary is becoming self-refuting. The insistent reiteration of it during Giuliani's...
  • Olympics now banned from any country restricting spread of homosexuality

    12/15/2014 6:09:45 AM PST · by wagglebee · 59 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/12/14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A decision Thursday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will apply new restrictive anti-family pressure on nations wanting to host the Olympic Games. On December 8, the IOC unanimously approved a wide-ranging package of 40 recommendations, the Olympic Agenda 2020, that includes a rewording of its anti-discrimination Principle 6 clause to include a reference to "sexual orientation" as a protected category.Hosting the games, or ‘belonging to the Olympic movement’ as its styled by the IOC, “requires compliance with the Olympic Charter and recognition by the IOC." Thus, countries hoping to host Olympic Games in the future, such as the two...
  • Billionaire David Koch Says He’s a Social Liberal

    12/14/2014 11:33:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/14/14 | Benjamin Bell
    Reclusive billionaire David Koch, a powerful donor in American conservative politics, says he’s a “social liberal.” “I’m basically a libertarian, and I’m a conservative on economic matters, and I’m a social liberal,” Koch told ABC News’ Barbara Walters.... Koch, who supports abortion rights and gay marriage, said he isn’t concerned with candidates he supports who don’t share some of his views. He said his primary concern when choosing a candidate to support is their fiscal policies.
  • Feds Say Transgender Students’ Gender Identity Must Be Respected

    12/14/2014 7:45:13 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 70 replies
    http://time.com ^ | Dec 3 2014 | Katy Steinmetz
    New government guidance has LGBT rights advocates "thrilled" In one short paragraph of a 34-page memo released on Dec. 1, the Department of Education articulated a clear stance on gender identity, saying transgender students in public schools should be enrolled in single-sex classes that align with how they live their lives day-to-day. “We’re thrilled,” says Shannon Minter, the legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. “It’s so critical to the health and well-being of those students, and it’s going to be so helpful to have that guidance in writing so that schools understand what their obligations are.” The...
  • Parents surprised to learn 9th graders being told they can choose gender, prep for sex

    12/13/2014 9:25:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Welcome to California, home of the finest, most progressive school system in the country. And if your 13 and 14 year old children are attending Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California, they can learn all sorts of amazing things. For example, they are probably right up to date on the best water based lubricants for intercourse, the best way to beat a pesky, sexually transmitted infection, and the wide range of options they have regarding which gender they would like to be. Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their childrenÂ’s sex ed class at Acalanes High...
  • Sex-Ed Classes Taught by Planned Parenthood Anger Parents

    12/13/2014 9:10:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Angry parents of children at a California high school have slammed a sex education class — taught by employees of Planned Parenthood — that they claim encourages young teens to have sex. Parents of 13- and 14-year-olds at Acalanes High School in Lafayette are furious at the methods and materials being used to teach sex-ed without their prior knowledge or consent, FoxNews.com reported. The students are handed worksheets that include a checklist titled, "Sex Check! Are You Ready For Sex?" The document asks the young teens, both girls and boys, if they have water-based lubricants and condoms, and if they...