Quotes of Note

Blasphemous to Oppose Gay Marriage "No force is more divine than love, and if some people are encoded to love others of the same sex, how can that be unholy? To me, the blasphemy is not in those who want to share their lives with others of the same sex, but rather in anyone presumptuous enough to vilify that love." - Columnist Nicholas Kristof on gay marriage, December 3. Socialized Medicine as "Social Justice" "Dr. Steffie Woolhandler['s] plan is simple. Get rid of the private health insurance industry and abolish Medicaid, the government's health insurance program for the poor. In... continue reading
"Parallels can be found between Vietnam and the current war in Iraq. Then, as now, the United States acted without the support of most of its allies." Stephen Holden, in Saturday's review of the documentary film, "The Art of War." "...he is a centrist, but his middle-ground stands, while advantageous in a general election, are not helpful in winning over the hard-core Democrats who are critical to winning primaries?" Edward Wyatt's front-page story for Monday (misleadingly headlined "Lieberman, the Centrist in the Middle of the Pack,") "If Mr. Jindal wins, it may mean not that race no longer matters in... continue reading
Partial-Birth Abortion A news story in the Thursday, June 29 New York Times added a 28th Amendment to the Constitution, an "amendment allowing abortion," MRC Communications Director Liz Swasey observed. Friday's paper carried four corrections, but none dealt with this erroneous additional constitutional amendment. The error came in the 18th paragraph of a "news analysis" piece by Washington Bureau reporter Richard Berke about reaction from the presidential candidates to the Supreme Court decision overturning Nebraska's ban of partial-birth abortions. Berke asserted: "The court's ruling is discouraging for Mr. Bush and many Republicans not only because it gives Mr. Gore another... continue reading