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Britain’s Oblivious Elite

October 1, 2010


Ed Miliband and Justine Thornton


Your post “Marriage Continues Its Downward Slide” has an interesting echo in current events in Britain. The new leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, is 40 years old and the father of a 15-month-old son, but is not married to the child’s mother, a barrister named Justine Thornton, who is expecting another child in November. Mr. Miliband is not a practicing Christian (he was brought up in a secular Jewish home: his father was a noted Marxist scholar) and considers himself an atheist (see the Wikipedia entry on him), and seems to consider “getting around to marriage” with his long-time partner perfectly all right. When “asked whether the state should promote marriage, [Miliband] admitted that given that he had not married, he could hardly tell other people to do so.”  Read More »


A Bronze Bandido

October 1, 2010


A. writes:

Here is a statue of Pancho Villa, a known murderer and rapist. I know of stories about him riding into town and the people would have to hide their little girls in holes in the ground, covered with boards and dirt to protect them from rape, kidnapping and killing. He stands in the middle of Tucson, Arizona at the main entrance to downtown. Read More »

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