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Daily Archives: August 23rd, 2012

The Victorian Legacy in San Francisco

    JANE S. writes: San Francisco plays up its Victorian heritage for all it’s worth. Victoriana is big business there. The word “Victorian” always means something good whenever it’s applied to buildings or Christmas cards or pastries. Victorian architectural treasures are lovingly restored and endlessly photographed. There are Victorian house tours, Victorian fairs, Victorian […]

Autism and Delayed Fatherhood

  THE stunning, widely lamented tenfold rise in cases of autism since the 1980s is due in substantial part to delayed fatherhood, a new medical study has concluded, adding to the already significant body of evidence that sexual liberation is ruinous to human health and welfare. The birthrate of men over the age of 40 has increased by 30 percent since 1980. Benedict Carey reports in The […]

The Stupid Party Throws Akin to the Wolves

  THE RESPONSE of the Republican Party to the ”legitimate rape” remarks made by Missouri Congressman Todd Akin show once again how, on cultural issues, the GOP would rather concede than defend its views or attempt to persuade. When asked to explain his position that abortion should not be allowable in cases of rape, Akin said: “If it’s a legitimate rape, […]