Is Watching Football Wrong?

Football is a dangerous game. There is no avoiding that fact. Knocking people down is part of every single play. Critics think that people should just stop playing football - that it is too dangerous. Concussions can cause brain damage, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and depression. Spinal injuries can cause paralysis. These same critics are opposed to boxing. ...more

I just started watching football again last year only because my 10 year old daughter started ...more

Shocking Violence: MoveOn Activist Thrown to the Ground, Head-Stomped at Rand Paul Event

"Offended and outraged." That was the reaction of MoveOn’s Ilyse Hogue to Rand Paul campaign worker Tim Profitt -- who suggested that Lauren Valle should apologize for being thrown to the ground and having her head stomped by his fellow supporters. ...more

drop the "call to arms" frame. And they need to denounce those who would blame the victim.more

Russian Lessons: the Dacha

For years, I have wanted my very own dacha. Maybe there’s something about dying empires that stirs longing. In September of 1991, I boarded a train to Moscow for a semester of study abroad, during what was to be the Soviet Union’s final autumn....more

Caution: Temper Slippery When Wet

Drinking Causes Violent Behavior in Those Who Suppress Anger  Some people aren't "themselves" when they drink. Some become "silly drunks," "clumsy drunks" or "over-sharing drunks." And then of course there's the "violent drunk." A recent study in the journal Addiction showed that violence that results from drinking alcohol is caused by an individual's suppressed anger....more

EMILY's List: Perhaps Liberals Should Stop the Violent Rhetoric?

On occasion I read the blog of the formerly important pro-abortion group, EMILY's List. In the midst of an increasingly pro-life electorate and sluggish fundraising, they decided to use the Senatorial race in Washington to take potshots at Republicans....more

Amy Bishop: A Potential Case for Insanity

On Sunday, it was revealed that Amy Bishop was a suspect in an attempted bombing.  This was after yesterday's statement that she killed her younger brother in 1986. ...more

Rihanna Steps Out From Under the Umbrella-ella-ella of Silence, Says She's Not Just a Victim

“This happened to me…it can happen to anyone,” singer Rihanna told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exlusive interview about her relationship with Chris Brown last week. ...more

The echo of Kristallnacht - from 71 years ago to today

I didn't want to write about the Holocaust again. It hurts too much. Surely with so many other things happening in the world, I could just let mention of the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht pass by unspoken, couldn't I? Just once? Then I read this, reported in the Sacramento Bee about events this week: ...more

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Oprah Winfrey''s Double Standard on Domestic Violence

I am not an Oprah fan….. ...more

Murders, head injuries, and assorted violence -- Is it time to cancel high school football?

Last night, 16-year-old Melody Ross, an honors student and track and field athlete, was shot to death at the football game between rival Wilson High School and Long Beach Poly High School in Long Beach, California.  The shooting took place at Wilson High School, which you may be slightly familiar with if you saw the Freedom Writers movie or read Erin Gruwell's The Freedom Writers Diary.  The school serves some of Long Beach's most upscale neighborhoods, but is no stra...more

big miss

its Long beach not football thats the problem

ban football? ...more