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Daily Archives: February 17th, 2011

The Red Cross Is Just Checking

  THOUGH HE was required to fill out a lengthy questionnaire about his sexual history, his health, and his personal habits, and to read warnings against donating blood if he was a homosexual or drug user, my husband was asked the following question in an oral interview when he went to give blood to the American Red Cross today: Are […]

A Wrestling Champion Seizes the Day

    HERE IS a news story that will make your day. This really happened in America. An Iowa high school wrestling champ bowed out of a state competition today because he refused to wrestle with a girl. Joel Northrup, who is homeschooled, forfeited the match with Cassie Herkelman. He stated: I have a tremendous amount of respect […]

By Book or by Crook

  THOMAS F. BERTONNEAU writes in response to this entry on the future of the bookstore: Books are not indestructible, but short of tossing them into a furnace or dropping them into an industrial shredder they are difficult to annihilate. Not so the electronic file. A single electromagnetic burst over the North American continent could erase […]

The Double Standards of Western Feminism

  SEE Lawrence Auster’s commentary on the Lara Logan story. He writes: [L]iberals want it both ways. They present Logan to the world as superwoman, but when she was assaulted they suddenly treated her as a helpless vulnerable female whose tribulations must be hidden from the world.

The Demise of the Bookstore

  HERE is an excellent piece by Albert Mohler reflecting on the future of bookstores. With the news that the Borders chain has filed for bankruptcy, the bookstore appears more threatened than ever as a cultural institution. Mohler explains why the bookstore can never be replaced by online retailers. He writes: The general wisdom seems to be that the bookstore will […]