Greetings of the Season

An oldie but a goodie: here's a palate cleanser for the second or third or fourth day of Christmas for you. A tip o' the cap to the New Hampshire House Clerk, whose link to this video made Christmas week even more fun for me. And if by some chance this is your first exposure … Continue reading Greetings of the Season

Farewell to a President

I had to wait until this evening to watch the video coverage of the state funeral for the late President George H.W. Bush. It was worth the wait. If you haven't heard the eulogy delivered by George W., do yourself a favor and take twelve minutes to watch it. So often, President Trump's tweets leave … Continue reading Farewell to a President

Plan Now for January’s March for Life

Pro-lifers nationwide observe the anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision every January, no matter who's in the White House and no matter which party holds a majority in Congress. Peaceful affirmation of the right to life is always in season. The next national March for Life in Washington will be Friday, January … Continue reading Plan Now for January’s March for Life

Downballot, Some Life-Issue News

I arrive at DTG Blog sheepishly, behind schedule, having been entirely too wrapped up in my own state's election (424 legislative seats, for starters). As I look at results past the state line, I see that voters in West Virginia and Alabama passed pro-life ballot measures that are essential but shouldn't have been needed. The … Continue reading Downballot, Some Life-Issue News

Justice O’Connor: It’s Vital to Understand Our Constitution

(Adapted from my post at In a statement released earlier this week, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced that she has been diagnosed with dementia possibly related to Alzheimer's disease. She is therefore stepping back from public life. I suspect she's all too familiar with what's ahead; as I recall, one … Continue reading Justice O’Connor: It’s Vital to Understand Our Constitution

A Quiet Victory at the U.S. Supreme Court

Life goes on at the Supreme Court, vacancy or no. Last Monday, on the opening day of the term, the Court announced that it will not hear a challenge to a 2014 Tennessee ballot measure, Amendment 1, which stated "nothing in this [state] Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion." Or, if you prefer, … Continue reading A Quiet Victory at the U.S. Supreme Court

Un-packing the Court, Etc.

Happy autumn! Herewith a few odds and ends from my notebook. Un-packing the Court As I write this, the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is still up in the air. Whatever my preferences and my views of the current uproar, I have my doubts about the ability of 51 Republicans to agree … Continue reading Un-packing the Court, Etc.

Will NHGOP Flip a Congressional Seat or Two?

Just in case you think Democrats are talking through their hats when they predict a "blue wave" in November, let me give you a peek at my state's 2018 recent Congressional primary.  I admit that New Hampshire is a small sample size. This is a cautionary tale, not a prediction of anyone's "wave." Our entire … Continue reading Will NHGOP Flip a Congressional Seat or Two?

Thoughts after Rome

When an opportunity for me to visit Rome came up unexpectedly not long ago, I dropped everything, including blogging assignments. I will probably never have another crack at a trip to Italy with my husband. I didn't know what to expect, but I knew I wanted to go. I figured I might be able to … Continue reading Thoughts after Rome

Senator Collins and the Imaginary Roe Decision

"I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade because that would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law....Roe v. Wade is a constitutional right that is well established." Thus spake Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), according to a CNN report. But … Continue reading Senator Collins and the Imaginary Roe Decision

Plan now for March for Life 2019

I was in the midst of the March for Life in Washington a few days ago. No count was possible from my vantage point, but you can view this time-lapse image from Students for Life to get an idea of the crowd. Not many satellite trucks around, though, except for EWTN's. Other news outlets managed … Continue reading Plan now for March for Life 2019

The Art of Conversation

I am typing at top speed with a deadline looming, and I'm sure to be late (sorry, Pete). The workday ran long. My day job's current assignment has me watching state legislative action, and today kicked off the 2018 season. The State House hallways were full of citizens sporting buttons and scarves emblazoned with symbols … Continue reading The Art of Conversation

On Political Engagement: “Give It Your Best”

Merry Christmas, I say, since I stubbornly hold that the Christmas season begins on December 25. Happy New Year as well, keeping in mind that each day begins a new year. I'm grateful to readers, fellow writers, and DTG himself for this spot on the blog. To all, I commend these words from Pope Francis, spoken … Continue reading On Political Engagement: “Give It Your Best”

A Gutsy Person Takes on “Gender Identity” Policies

I met Rene Jax last week, and I'm lucky I did. Not many people could be full of good humor after a 24-hour cross-country plane/train/bus trip, but Rene was. That's all the more remarkable considering that she was in town to talk about "gender identity." Not from any academic viewpoint, either: Rene is a transsexual, … Continue reading A Gutsy Person Takes on “Gender Identity” Policies