The firing of David Blatt (at least as told by Adrian Wojnarowski ) seems to usher in a new era in how sports teams (or at least the NBA) are managed.
It is unprecedented for a coach who took a non-playoff team to the Finals in Year 1 and is leading the co...
Every year, it seems there are more guides for young progressives in how to navigate political arguments with their less enlightened relatives. Here's Vox's edition for this year. The standard response to this type of thing is the reason for the holidays i...
Shortly after the red cups came out, I posted the following on my Facebook profile: The way I respond to secularization of Christmas is to stand at the doorway of my church before Christmas Mass and wish everyone who walks in a Merry Christmas in my warmest...
I am generally disposed to favor the position of mercy, and allowing their return to the Eucharist for some divorced remarried couples. What follows are my reasons for having this disposition. It is not an air-tight theologically rigorous case for this pos...
I halve some thoughts on the Douthat vs. the Academics brouhaha that is currently brewing, but since my recent blogging has been rather sparse, I should probably establish some of my current personal context first. I'll start with what weighs on my heart pe...
Meagan turned 11 this year, and we are now into the second decade of our CF journey. We continue to see encouraging stories of reasearch breakthroughs that are already changing what this disease means for CF patients and their families. We hear stories of C...
You have probably seen me write here before about the challenges of raising a child with a chronic disease. This is all true. But, today, we got to watch Meagan and about 20 other chronically ill children take part in a "fashion show" for the summer camp fo...
Buster Olney bravely decided to have a Hall of Fame argument on Twitter, and I rewarded him by engaging him. The first tweet I saw on it was this one: Today's column: https://t.co/UDpzVQr1Ts Not only do writers owe Jeff Bagwell votes, but they owe him an ap...
After spending several posts setting the table, I never got around to serving the meal on my response to the conflict between Ross Douthat and the Catholic academics. (If you want timely commentary, read a less busy blogger). On a gut level, I agree with Bi...
Mercy, by its nature, is inconsistent, and will appear to be unfair on the surface. A sin has been committed; it merits a certain punishment; that punishment is being commuted or eliminated. Our sin merits eternal damnation. But Jesus has taken on those sin...
To continue my extended throat clearing, I'll share what my general impressions are of some of the principles currently engaged in the conflict. I am a big admirer of Pope Francis. I think his modeling of simplicity and humility has been very helpful, and a...
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Sexual Aggressors in Bars Aren't Necessarily Drunk, But Their Targets Are
In college, I knew girls who assigned themselves drunken alter egos based on Snow White’s seven dwarves: Happy, Sleepy, Grumpy, etc. The ide
Reihan Salam - Yoga Bodies and the Illusion of Integration
Earlier this week, a writer for xoJane, a website best known for publishing personal essays by American women, published a short piece by a
Look Who's Gawking: Inside Nick Denton's phony, hypocritical class war a...
“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” - Warren Buffett “Hypocrisy is
Richard Cohen Insists That the Tea Party Hates Race-Mixing
I've tried my level damndest to ignore the latest Richard Cohen column controversy, because life is short and Cohen will stumble into anothe
Feminism and the Razing of the Village - The Federalist
Feminism promised to empower women. Instead it destroyed their support system.