This book provides unparalleled insights into the workings of the Supreme Court and the often wildly unpredictable and clandestine underpinnings of rules of law that eventually emerge in far tidier terms in the justices’ written opinions. It is rich with revelations, intrigue, and scholarly perspective about the law and politics of capital punishment. A Wild Justice pays many handsome dividends in the reading.
|By: James R. Acker Sunday November 3, 2013 2:58 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday October 26, 2013 11:30 am|
It’s the season of the witch. At least on TV. Witches are hot, and producers are staking their cred on a current crop of witch shows, with new ones in the works. Right now there’s The Witches of East End [WoEE] and American Horror Story: Coven [AHS:C], with a reboot of Charmed being conjured.
|By: Alvin McEwen Tuesday October 15, 2013 6:30 pm|
To paraphrase the hackneyed question about “buying a used car,” I have to ask “would you trust any tale of anti-Christian persecution coming from any organization which employs these two guys?”
|By: Tom Engelhardt Thursday September 5, 2013 5:45 am|
In an increasingly phantasmagorical world, here’s my present fantasy of choice: someone from General Keith Alexander’s outfit, the National Security Agency, tracks down H.G. Wells’s time machine in the attic of an old house in London. Britain’s subservient Government Communications Headquarters, its version of the NSA, is paid off and the contraption is flown to Fort Meade, Maryland, where it’s put back in working order. Alexander then revs it up and heads not into the future like Wells to see how our world ends, but into the past to offer a warning to Americans about what’s to come.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday September 3, 2013 8:00 pm|
In 1997, metal music was pretty much over–grunge had killed it. But that year, Pat Boone released In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy, his white bread covers of metal music. It was his first hit album in 35 years. It also pissed off a lot of people because metal was supposed to be the music of SATAN and Pat Boone was an evangelical with a television program on Trinity Broadcast Network, Gospel America. After an appearance wearing black leather and studs on the American Music Awards, clad in his metal garb, he was fired from Gospel America.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday August 19, 2013 4:59 pm|
Tonight’s film Families are Forever, directed by one of our guests Vivian Kleiman, raises the question: How does a typical suburban Mormon family cope when they discover their 13-year old son is gay? For the Montgomerys, the question never crossed their mind until Mrs. Montgomery discovered her son Jordan’s journal in which he expressed an attraction to boys. The Montgomerys were good church-going members of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints who had rallied for Prop 8 and put a Prop 8 lawn sign in the front yard. In retrospect, they realize how much this might have hurt their son.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Friday August 2, 2013 6:59 pm|
Pat Robertson has been making headlines lately. With the help of some creative callers to his show “The 700 Club,” Robertson can’t seem to stay out of the news.
It all began earlier this week when a viewer named David asked how he should refer to his transgender colleagues given that their gender status had changed in eyes of the law.
|By: Lisa Derrick Friday July 19, 2013 5:50 am|
This guy is a homo-hatin’ seditionist. That’s a good reason not to give him money at the box office!
|By: RH Reality Check Tuesday July 16, 2013 1:00 pm|
In announcing its final rule concerning the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of access to birth control without a co-pay for all American women—including the Catholics and non-Catholics who work in religiously sponsored schools, hospitals, and social service agencies—the Obama administration bent over backwards to accommodate the Church’s concerns.
|By: Tom Engelhardt Tuesday July 9, 2013 7:00 pm|
Since 9/11, American law enforcement has taken a disproportionate interest in American Muslims across the country, seeing a whole community as a national security threat, particularly in California and New York City. But here’s the thing: the facts that have been piling up ever since that date don’t support such suspicion. Not at all.