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Some good news

Some good news (finally!) in the ongoing fight against abortion. The Kansas Senate passed a bill prohibiting abortions after the 21st week of pregnancy. Governor Brownback is expected to sign the bill. You can read about it here. (Exercise:  see if you can detect all the subtle--and not so subtle--ways the news writer reveals his bias).

Why is religion "dying"

Fox News reported on a new study done by the American Physical Society which suggests that religion may soon die in several western countries. The reason? "For societies in which the perceived utility of not adhering is greater than the utility of adhering, religion will be driven toward extinction."

Perceived utility?

It comes down to utility, does it? It used to come down to truth. The question--back when people thought more rationally--was not, "Is it useful?" but "Is it true?"

Behold! Your Public Sector Unions at Work

A humorous look provided by Andrew Klavan.

The hullabaloo in Wisconsin

Something to keep in mind about the current hullabaloo in Wisconsin is the significantly higher compensation public employees receive compared to those with similar jobs in the private sector. You can read about it here. This is not often reported.

Another thing that is not often reported is that Governor Walker is not proposing doing away with collective bargaining altogether (although I would be in favor of that), but only collective bargaining for pension benefits and health insurance. Under the Governor's plan public employee unions will still be able to bargain collectively for base salary.

I admire the governor's courage. Godspeed to him!