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Daily Archives: November 5th, 2012


Sex and the City, the Middle Age Version

  ECOLE EDITOR writes: I am a regular reader of your blog. Thank you for your work. I really enjoy your social commentary and insights. I read this article in The Daily Mail about a forty-six year old journalist who comes to realize that men prefer to marry younger women.  She comes to this conclusion: “I … think […]

Dress and Learning, cont.

    VINCENT C. writes: Mr. Smith’s commentary about the German school’s dress etiquette for teachers might leave the impression that such rules for dress were long forgotten in the school systems in the U.S. Speaking from personal experience, it is beyond cavil that those “teacher dress codes” began to unravel in the 1970s with […]

How Can Christians Vote for a Mormon?

  ALAN ARCHIBALD writes: I marvel that Christian conservatives rally around Mitt Romney, the first non-Christian to run for president of the United States. Did you note Rev. Billy Graham’s recent “rehabilitation” of Mormonism from “cult status” to “full biblical integrity?” Perhaps Rev. Graham has been swept away by the zeitgeist of flip-floppery.

Men Can Have Girlfriends Too

  JANE R. writes: Pictures do say a thousand words. This photo of Gov. Christie and Obama is sarcastically being referred to as their Love-In. I don’t get it. The whole country is watching and this is how politicians conduct themselves and allow themselves to be photographed? Weird!

An Election Forecast

  TWO friends of mine who are financial analysts have been following the polls closely since last summer. They believe the polls are wildly wrong because they overestimate voter turnout among Democrats. My friends have made two predictions: 1. Romney will win in a landslide, 2. Obama will become a talk show host. I have tried […]

SSPX and Rome

  DANIEL S. writes: It has been widely reported in the liberal press that discussion between the Vatican and the traditionalist Catholic group, the Society of Saint Pius X, has irrevocably broken down, with blame being placed on the SSPX for being retractable and reactionary. Reports of the demise of the ongoing dialogue have been […]