Politics

Both sides of the abortion fight

Abortion has saved America (Especially conservatives)

OCALA, Fla., July 22, 2014 — If you think that abortion should be legal, but lean right on other issues, do you deserve a voice in the conservative movement? The answer should be an enthusiastic “Yes!”. This isn’t because the pro-choice perspective is morally superior and therefore impervious to criticism. Not by a country mile.

Both sides of the abortion fight

Abortion has saved America (Especially conservatives)

OCALA, Fla., July 22, 2014 — If you think that abortion should be legal, but lean right on other issues, do you deserve a voice in the conservative movement? The answer should be an enthusiastic “Yes!”. This isn’t because the pro-choice perspective is morally superior and therefore impervious to criticism. Not by a country mile.

Both sides of the abortion fight

Abortion has saved America (Especially conservatives)

OCALA, Fla., July 22, 2014 — If you think that abortion should be legal, but lean right on other issues, do you deserve a voice in the conservative movement? The answer should be an enthusiastic “Yes!”. This isn’t because the pro-choice perspective is morally superior and therefore impervious to criticism. Not by a country mile.

Entertain Us

Image courtesy Dominican House of Studies Schola.

Recorded in Washington: Review of ‘In Medio Ecclesiae’



COLLEGE PARK, May 16, 2014 – There is simply no substitute for authenticity. Where sacred vocal music is concerned, the truth of this maxim is amplified significantly. As polished as certain professional performances of the sacred masterworks may be, these recordings are often eclipsed by groups that may be short on professional accolades, but long

From L: Julian (Alex Podulke) and Claire (Barbara Kingsley).

CATF: Thomas Gibbons’ ‘Uncanny Valley’ is uncannily good

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va., July 19, 2014 – Back in the late 1960s, science fiction author Philip K. Dick wrote a novel whose title posed a most interesting question: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? In 1982, a script loosely based on Dick’s haunting tale came to life in “Blade Runner,” a now classic science fiction

From L: Julian (Alex Podulke) and Claire (Barbara Kingsley).

CATF: Thomas Gibbons’ ‘Uncanny Valley’ is uncannily good

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va., July 19, 2014 – Back in the late 1960s, science fiction author Philip K. Dick wrote a novel whose title posed a most interesting question: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? In 1982, a script loosely based on Dick’s haunting tale came to life in “Blade Runner,” a now classic science fiction

Business

Screen shot of video purporting to show larger form factor of iPhone 6.

Apple [AAPL] reports OK Q3 numbers, stock off in after-hours

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple (AAPL) released its eagerly anticipated third-quarter earnings report after Tuesday’s closing bell. The company earned $7.7 billion, $1.28 per share, for the three-month period ending June 28, which was a 12% increase from 2013’s Q3 earnings of $6.9 billion, $1.07 per share. On the other hand, while revenue jumped 6% from

Screen shot of video purporting to show larger form factor of iPhone 6.

Apple [AAPL] reports OK Q3 numbers, stock off in after-hours

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple (AAPL) released its eagerly anticipated third-quarter earnings report after Tuesday’s closing bell. The company earned $7.7 billion, $1.28 per share, for the three-month period ending June 28, which was a 12% increase from 2013’s Q3 earnings of $6.9 billion, $1.07 per share. On the other hand, while revenue jumped 6% from

Screen shot of video purporting to show larger form factor of iPhone 6.

Apple [AAPL] reports OK Q3 numbers, stock off in after-hours

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple (AAPL) released its eagerly anticipated third-quarter earnings report after Tuesday’s closing bell. The company earned $7.7 billion, $1.28 per share, for the three-month period ending June 28, which was a 12% increase from 2013’s Q3 earnings of $6.9 billion, $1.07 per share. On the other hand, while revenue jumped 6% from

Screenshot of new Sebelius music software packaging. (From the Avid Sebelius web site.)

Music and Technology: Review of Sibelius 7.5



WASHINGTON, July 4, 2014 – The Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius was unable to complete his eighth symphony before he died, just short of his 92nd birthday. The Avid music notation software named after him long seemed destined to have concluded its existence at a seventh effort. That is, until the company recently released Sibelius 7.5.

Charles Ponzi, the original schemer. (Via Wikipedia)

Wall Street: Don’t cry for me, Argentina; plus Herbalife [HLF], Ackman fun

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 – Tuesday is proving to be an okay but fairly boring day for stock traders. It’s the peripheral activity that promises more fun. First of all, as we’ve reported elsewhere, a three-judge appellate court panel has just effectively trashed the bulk of Obamacare’s subsidy system, due primarily to the sloppy wording

Health

Cartoon by Branco, ed. by Ponick, original by permission, courtesy LegalInsurrection.

URGENT: U.S. appeals court guts most Obamacare subsidies

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 – In a stunning rebuke to seat-of-the-pants legislating and activist lower courts, a U.S. Federal Appeals Court, in a three-judge panel ruling Tuesday, overturned a lower court’s interpretation of a key portion of the vastly complicated “Affordable Care Act” (ACA). In a 2-1 ruling, the panel observed that “Section 36B [of

Sports

Travel

Entrnce to Miami Metro Zoo

Miami Metro Zoo: One amazing place to visit!

MIAMI, July21, 2014 — Until Hurricane Andrew hit in 1992, Miami Metro Zoo was considered one of the best in the country; it still holds its top-ten rating. The rebuilt animal wonderland still has a way to go to return to its former heights, but it’s not for want of trying. The zoo has certainly earned credibility with

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