We have our own Hero’s Journey to fulfill

By John Ruberry As we are in the Lenten season it is natural to look at Christ's life and teachings--even if you are not a person of faith or you are a believer of a non-Christian religion. In these reflections, however, what is often overlooked is that Jesus faced three temptations. I was reminded of … Continue reading We have our own Hero’s Journey to fulfill

Sex and Journalism

The embattled reporter at The New York Times who had an intimate relationship with a top Senate staffer was one of my students. After a quick rise through the ranks of journalism, Ali Watkins was demoted last week for having the affair. I didn’t know her well, but she struck me as energetic and intelligent, … Continue reading Sex and Journalism

Little Red Riding Hood meets the Big Bad Wolfe in the swamp

By John Ruberry A major story broke last week, and while the mainstream media dutifully reported on it, there was no blanket coverage, unlike in the case of the guilty plea of Trump campaign hanger-on, George Papadopolous, one of the big catches of Robert Mueller's Russian collusion probe. What was that big breaking news? Recently-retired … Continue reading Little Red Riding Hood meets the Big Bad Wolfe in the swamp

Conscience Meets Access

In the days leading up to the adoption of the latest spending bill in Washington, my social media feeds were full of posts from a variety of pro-life groups addressing one topic: including protection of medical conscience rights in the spending bill. To anyone unfamiliar with the federal budget process, an appropriations bill would sound … Continue reading Conscience Meets Access

Ethics and PP’s campaign cash

Following the money can be an intriguing political exercise. Take one Planned Parenthood affiliate's political expenditures, for example. When a candidate benefits from PP expenditures and later has to vote on a PP contract, when does business-as-usual becomes a matter of ethical concern? Darlene Pawlik wants to find out. She’s checking things out close to … Continue reading Ethics and PP’s campaign cash

My thanks to Justice Ginsburg for her unethical behavior

The Mask has dropped from Justice Ruth Ginsberg: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she doesn't want to conjure up the possibility of Donald Trump in the White House. "I can't imagine what the country would be -- with Donald Trump as our president," Ginsburg told The New York Times in an interview published … Continue reading My thanks to Justice Ginsburg for her unethical behavior

Question 2: “Would you suffocate your mother?”

You are Obsolete The Twilight Zone 1961 Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts, C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters #12 Because of the storm which Cancelled the Romney event in NH on Tuesday I was able to attend the weekly game … Continue reading Question 2: “Would you suffocate your mother?”

Why stop at aborting the unborn says ‘Ethicists’

If you give me power, I'll use it Lady Agrippinna to Claudius. I Claudius 1976 One of the disadvantages of abandoning Judeo-Christian ethics is that you get an interesting crop of 'Ethicists' We take ‘person’ to mean an individual who is capable of attributing to her own existence some (at least) basic value such that … Continue reading Why stop at aborting the unborn says ‘Ethicists’

MSNBC reveals the great abortion lie

This story at MSNBC has generated a ton of comments: Kale pointed to research in Canada and the United States indicating that immigrants in certain ethnic groups, including people from China, Korea and India, selectively abort female fetuses: couples who have two daughters are more likely to have a son as their third child than … Continue reading MSNBC reveals the great abortion lie