May 2004

I finished my audio course on Roman history (review to come) and am now doing a course on major Supreme Court decisions. The first case the course considers is Marbury v. Madison, the 1803 decision in which the Court first exercised its power of judicial review (i.e., its ability to declare a law unconstitutional). This […]

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I finished my audio course on Roman history (review to come) and am now doing a course on major Supreme Court decisions. The first case the course considers is Marbury v. Madison, the 1803 decision in which the Court first exercised its power of judicial review (i.e., its ability to declare a law unconstitutional). This […]

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Amazing story of courage and heroism. [Warning: Some graphic elements.] Unfortunately, the woman (who has had seven children) went on to have a tubal ligation. If it wasn’t for that, she’d be a good candidate for sainthood.

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Lisa McPherson (left) died while in the care of officials of the Church of Scientology. The organization was subsequently sued for wrongful death by her family, and it recently settled the suit.

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. . . I shall achieve in time: To let the punishment fit the crime The punishment fit the crime. —The Mikado I had mixed feelings reading this story, which reveals that one in 75 American men is in prison. On the one hand, I’m very much in favor of strong sentencing laws, and the […]

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. . . I shall achieve in time: To let the punishment fit the crime The punishment fit the crime. —The Mikado I had mixed feelings reading this story, which reveals that one in 75 American men is in prison. On the one hand, I’m very much in favor of strong sentencing laws, and the […]

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A reader writes: I have a friend who’s father is (nominal, cultural) Catholic and mother is Protestant. For some reason she was never baptized as an infant. She has since come to faith in Christ and wants to be baptized. But she does not believe the Catholic Church is Christ’s church, and so does not […]

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(DAILY PLANET) METROPOLIS – Today Superman released a number of pictures displaying his heritage from the extinct Planet Krypton. Using a unique photon-gathering technique in deep space, Superman captured light still travelling from the distant, long-exploded planet and used it to reconstruct images of Krypton’s final hours. CORRECTION: The above image is not, as reported, […]

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Every diet book will tell you that you should try to weigh yourself under the same conditions every time so that you minimize the effect of daily fluctuations in weight (caused by eating and drinking) on the readings you get. Virtually every diet book will also tell you that as you diet you can expect […]

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At the moment I’m listening to an audio course on Roman history (which I will review soon), and as I go through it, it’s bringing to mind all kind of incidents I remember that involve Roman history. One of them occurred just last year. I was in an art museum with a family of friends, […]

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