Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2007

Holy cow, you gotta see this post at Pam’s House Blend. An Army recruiter, Sgt. Marcia Ramode, contacted a guy named Corey Andrew, who had posted his profile and resume on Careerbuilder.com to try and recruit him for the army. When Andrew replied to her email and asked if he could openly serve in the…

American Freedom Agenda

I got a call from Jim Babka of Downsize DC the other day and he mentioned the announcement of the American Freedom Agenda by a group of prominent conservatives. It’s an interesting group: Bruce Fein, former DOJ official under Reagan and prominent legal scholar; David Keene of the American Conservative Union; Bob Barr, former Georgia…

Team Gey Wins

I posted a couple weeks ago about the students and faculty at FSU law school who formed Team Gey and were running a triathlon to raise money for ALS research, all done in the name of Prof. Steve Gey, who was recently diagnosed with ALS. I am happy to announce that the triathlon took place…

Another Miller Jenkins Case

You think Lisa Miller, the “former” lesbian trying to deny visitation to her former partner, comes off selfish and vindictive? Try Sara Wheeler. This AP report tells the story: Wheeler, 36, and her partner, Missy, decided to start a family together and share the Wheeler last name. In 2000, Sara Wheeler gave birth to a…

2007 Final Four

Wouldn’t you know it? The first time in as long as I can remember that I’m not in a single NCAA tournament pool and I run the table. On March 12, when the tournament was announced, I picked Ohio State, UCLA, Florida and Georgetown for the final four and all 4 teams are in. They…

George Will on Rent Seeking

George Will has a brilliant column on current examples of rent seeking. Rent seeking, for those not familiar with the term, is when one group uses the government to gain an advantage over the competition. There are many ways this is done, but one of the main ways is by issuing regulations that provide burdensome…

Howard Friedman reports: In Russia, a Russian Orthodox Church group, the People’s Council, has filed suit in Moscow against the Andrei Sakharov Museum and Public Center over a display titled “Forbidden Art — 2006″. Today’s Baltimore Sun reports that the suit charges the Museum with inciting religious and ethnic hatred. The display contains two dozen…

Maher Calls Bush and Cheney Traitors

And frankly, he’s got a solid argument. Check out the video here.

Interesting Church/State Situation

An interesting discussion on the religionlaw listserv about a situation in Indiana, where the state is offering a specialty license plate that says “in God We Trust” on it. Now, that alone is not an establishment clause problem; Indiana and many other states off a wide range of specialty plates with a wide range of…

Raw Story has the video of the Daily Show’s shredding of Tony Snow’s claim that the White House has made a “generous offer” of allowing Rove and Miers to “testify” without oaths or transcripts. Very funny stuff. I just find it astonishing that Snow can stand there with a straight face and seriously argue that…