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Bennett, Abortion, and Blacks

One of the fundamental questions in criminology is what causes crime. There are many answers; economic conditions, political policy, and social psychological answers such as “broken windows” theory.

One of the most controversial answers deals with abortion and crime. The following academic abstract outlines the theory:

“We offer evidence that legalized abortion has contributed [...]

ALF Loves Kids

Barbecued, that is:

A children’s nursery has become the latest target of animal rights threats, forcing it to stop providing child care vouchers to parents working for the animal testing group Huntingdon Life Sciences.

Leapfrog Day Nurseries, part of the education business Nord Anglia, said it was reviewing whether extra security measures were needed [...]

Ed Koch gives his two cents

Former mayor, Ed Koch wrote an interesting op-ed piece in the Jewish World Review on Cindy Sheehan and the war in Iraq. While I don’t agree with everything he says, I do find some of his comments enlightening.

Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in action in Iraq on April 4, 2004, has become [...]

Breaking News!

There used to be a time in the news when the term “breaking news” meant something. It meant that something important was going on that demanded immediate attention. Variations of this, such as “this just in” or “news alert” have been abused beyond recognition, like a tomato rotting in the bottom of the vegetable drawer [...]

What’s This We Shit, White Man?

Several months ago, Dean Esmay told a story about how, after 9/11, “Everywhere in America, the Jews prayed and wept for their countrymen–and clutched their children and readied themselves.” As if we all sat in our basements, quaking in terror that the Christians would come and get us because Islamic terrorists murdered 3,000 Americans.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

He Said, She Said Edition:

“This morning in an act of blatant political partisanship, a rogue district attorney in Travis County, Texas, named Ronnie Earle, charged me with one count of criminal conspiracy, a reckless charge wholly unsupported by the facts. This is one of the weakest, most baseless indictments in American history.” –Rep. Tom [...]

DeLay Charged with Criminal Conspiracy

This is, and will get more ugly:

“A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, forcing the House majority leader to temporarily relinquish his post… The indictment accused DeLay of a conspiracy to “knowingly make a political contribution” in violation of Texas [...]

Elections in Poland 2005

Some observations about the recent parliamentary elections in Poland:

1. Poles went to the polls on Sunday. At stake was the party composition of the parliament. Since the 1993 elections, the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) was the most popular party. They are composed primarily of former communist party leaders, and are considered the “left.” In [...]

Photo of the Week

NEW ORLEANS – Police Superintendent Eddie Compass stepped down from his post four weeks after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city where he grew up and spent 26 years policing, saying he knew in his heart it was time to walk away.

What made him come to this decision?

As the city slipped into anarchy [...]

Smiling Sheehan

Drudge has this photo on his site with the caption “FUN: CINDY ARRESTED AT WHITE HOUSE.” Equally, if not more disturbing, are these photos of Cindy waving, smiling, blowing kisses, and embracing Rev. Jesse Jackson as if the two were at a family reunion instead of a protest demanding that America withdraw its troops [...]

Search Engine Silliness

Heidi shows us a few disturbing search requests.

While I’ve posted about this issue in the past here and here, I have to admit that I never got anything quite like “free baby eating animation.”

Don’t you usually have to pay for baby eating animations?

Zogby Poll: Border Control More Important than Gun Control

Hopefully, those who put great faith in Zogby polls will also take this news as gospel:

By a three-to-one margin, American citizens think border control is far more important to national security and fighting crime than gun control, a nationwide Zogby survey has revealed.

The survey, commissioned by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), found [...]

Bush to Meet Rita Today, But Why?

President Bush plans to go to Texas (scroll to bottom of page) to “get a firsthand look at the preparations that are underway for Hurricane Rita and to show our support for the first responders as they get ready for the response to Hurricane Rita,” according to White House press secretary McClellan.

Why does President [...]

Overcoming Blog Censorship Across the World

In the West, we take for granted our internet access. Some countries, such as China, routinely block “information about news, politics, health, commerce, and entertainment.”

According to a study by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, researchers “document thousands of sites rendered inaccessible” by China’s government who use a “common and [...]

Palestinian Subhumans Discover New Depth to Sink

Must be read to be believed:

Emboldened by Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza and part of the West Bank, Hamas yesterday announced its plan to turn a synagogue in Netzarim into a museum that would display weapons employed by the terrorist group’s members against Israeli civilians.

A statement issued yesterday by Hamas said, “Qassam rockets [...]