The corruption never ends at the Federal Air Marshal Service. ABC News reports that former director Thomas Quinn spent $22 million on “Personal Digital Assistants” that proved worthless. Now he’s on the manufacturer’s payroll. Unfortunately, this episode is outrageously typical. Journalist Annie Jacobsentalks about why our government's head is in the sand when it comes to airline security with Janet Parshall this Monday, June 26, beginning at 2:30 pm ET. Check here for station listings.
The scientist is concerned above all with the truth, with simply seeing things as they are, regardless of any other interests or concerns. The job of the public intellectual is not so simple. As an intellectual, he is certainly concerned with the truth as it is discovered by his intellect. Yet he is also concerned with the public things, that is, with the common good, and therefore with the well-being and needs of his fellow citizens. And while the truth is assuredly not in principle hostile to human well-being, neither is every truth unproblematically consistent with human well-being in every instance.
Dawkins, however, appears to be utterly indifferent to the spiritual and emotional difficulties that his writings cause for many of his readers.
Father's Day is a day for honoring fathers. But I would like to take a step back and honor men as husbands. In our enlightened, liberated era, we have a tendency to overlook men as husbands, since the father is so often not the husband of the mother. But without some kind of connection between the man and the woman, there is quite literally, no child. I'd like to make the case that the most important thing fathers can do for their children is to love their mother. And likewise, among the many things mothers do for their children, one of the most important is that mothers love their children's father.
How did Michael Berg respond yesterday to the news that his son's killer was dead? Mr. Berg told the New York Times that President Bush "is more of a terrorist" than the jihadist ever was. Lisa Ramaci, whose husband Steve Vincent (author of In the Red Zone) was assasinated by jihadist thugs last August, has a very different take. Berg's irrational thinking does nothing to hasten the end of the war. She shares her thoughts on Zarqawi, the Iraqi people, and the war today on Fox News at 4 pm EDT.
The Senate said no to the Federal Marriage Amendment this week. What now? Maggie Gallagher, a contributor to The Meaning of Marriage, talks with Tim Wildmon and Marvin Sanders on AFR's Today Issues. Tune in on Monday, June 12, beginning at 11:15 am ET. Check here for your local station listing.