Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for September, 2004

Changing Course in Iraq

Here’s a scathing article on Bush administration incompetency in Iraq, written by a retired Air Force Colonel and Central Command war planner: To discern the truth about Iraq, Americans must simply look beyond the spin. This war is not some noble endeavor, some great struggle of good against evil as the Bush administration would have…

Damn, I wish I’d said that

“The point is, if millions of heterosexual divorces every year have not hopelessly denigrated the institution of marriage, why would some thousands of same-sex marriages do so? If straights like reactionary radio commentator and drug-head Rush Limbaugh can get married again and again without undermining the institution, what is so threatening about a gay union?…

Christian Lending Principles?

Since I’m in the mortgage business, the frequent spam emails I get promising the lowest rates ever regardless of credit just get deleted out. But a few minutes ago, I got one that caught my attention, from ChristianMortgageUSA.com. Refinance Your Home with Christian Lending Partners says my “lending advisor with biblical values.” I sure hope…

Kuznicki, Sandefur and Liberal Originalism

Jason Kuznicki has followed my lead in giving a positive review to Timothy Sandefur’s recent article on liberal originalism in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Incidentally, Jon Rowe agreed with us as well. Mr. Sandefur sent copies of the article to the three of us (and perhaps others) and we all agree…

Volokh on Accusations of Moral Relativism

Eugene Volokh is guest-blogging for Glenn Reynolds on MSNBC and has written an excellent essay on the commonly-heard accusation that liberals exhibit moral relativism. Very well analyzed and fair-minded.

Thanks to Dan Ray and to You

I got to spend yesterday with one of my longtime readers, Dan Ray, a law professor from my home state. We went to the Michigan-Iowa football game, had a nice meal and many hours of interesting conversation. One of the things we talked about was how this blog has sort of organically turned into a…

Real Idiot of the Month: Charles Colson

There’s nothing more annoying than finding a really good Idiot of the Month nominee, putting it up, and then finding someone a day or two later who makes the first nominee sound like Mortimer Adler by comparison (okay, that’s an exaggeration. There is something more annoying than that. Need I mention Celine Dion?). But yes,…

Okay, one more thing…

Via Kevin Drum: Look at this map from the US State Department, posted in November 2001. It shows in red every country in which Al Qaeda had been known to operate. It even includes the United States. Guess what country is not on the list, the most prominent nation in the Middle East in which…

Out to Lunch

I’ll be gone pretty much all day tomorrow, so nothing new until Sunday at least. I’m going down to Ann Arbor to see the Michigan/Iowa football game, and I get to meet one of my readers while I’m at it. Not a bad deal. Now if it would just turn into real fall weather, I’d…

Impending Cyber-Doom?

This comes from Paul Phillips, who, in addition to being one of the world’s best poker players, is also a computer wizard. He’s also not a guy prone to overstatement, so I’m just going to copy it here because I think this is very, very important and I want to hammer home the point to…