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Daily Archives: December 14th, 2012

Sandy Hook

  THE shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut were much worse than I knew when I posted the previous entry. According to the AP, 27 are dead, including 18 children. This is a living nightmare. The latest reports are that a fired teacher was the attacker. The New York Daily News reports […]

Secular Crusaders

  IN THE entry about the new French National Observatory of Secularism, which will crack down on “religious pathology,” Daniel S. writes, quoting CNA news service: In an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche, [Interior Minister Manuel Valls] said that secular morality is to “understand what is right and to distinguish good from evil.” “Secularism […]

An Elementary School Shooting

  JEANETTE V. writes: Depraved liberals are already blaming the NRA for the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, never realizing it is a fact that there were more guns at schools 50 years ago and these incidents never happened.

The Diverse Universe of St. Louis

  ALAN writes: Last January, in a post titled “A Tale of One High School,” I wrote about the decline of the neighborhood around Cleveland High School in St. Louis, the story of a “dead school in a decadent city.” Here is a brief update:

Delayed Parenting Is Not So Wonderful After All

  MALCOLM POLLACK writes: I pass along to you an article in The New Republic by Judith Shulevitz, “How Older Parenthood Will Upend American Society.” I was struck in particular by this passage, a quote from a female researcher who has been documenting the deleterious effects of fathering babies later in life:

Notre Dame

WHILE FRANCE’S National Observatory of Secularism sets to work ridding the nation of “religious pathology,” the ramparts of the extravagantly anti-secularist Notre Dame Cathedral remain, towering over Paris, flying buttresses buttressing and gargoyles gargoyling, as they have for hundreds of years. The cathedral celebrates its 850th anniversary starting this week. Galliawatch reports on the installation of […]

France to Oppose “Religious Pathology”

  THE FRENCH government will monitor and shut down any groups that demonstrate “religious pathology,” Interior Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday, two days after the announcement of a new agency called, with Orwellian candor, the National Observatory of Secularism. Valls asserted that many religious groups are of concern. According to Reuters: Valls said the […]