The Religious Right Didn't Kill George Tiller The left tries to smear ‘Christianists’ as akin to Islamic extremists. On Sunday, abortion doctor George Tiller was murdered at his church in Wichita, Kan. He was one of a handful of doctors in the U.S. who performed late-term abortions and for decades had been a target of virulent criticism from antiabortion activists. His clinic...

God Hates Censorship When U.K. officials barred the Reverend Fred Phelps from entering the country, they didn’t just give the infamous bigot undue attention, they violated one of the most important principles of freedom. “God hates the queen Mary’s College, the fag-infested U.K., England, and all having to do with spreading sodomite lies via The Laramie Project , this tacky...

Are Gay Activists Too Wedded to the Cause? Just in time for spring wedding season, gay marriage activists are celebrating a triumphant few weeks. Last Tuesday, the Vermont legislature effectively legalized same-sex unions in that state. Days earlier, the Iowa Supreme Court had ruled that a statute barring gay marriage was unconstitutional. And here in the nation’s capital, the D.C. Council voted unanimously to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere....

The Resurgent House of Kennedy Up until very recently, it was hard to find anything nasty to say about Caroline Kennedy. The only daughter of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, she “has not held a full-time job in years,” according to The New York Times, instead occupying her days and nights as any other socialite to the manner born would: promoting...

Right shouldn’t imitate Bush-era Left With the Bush administration ending and the Obama administration beginning, it is worth pondering John McCain’s gracious concession speech, giving due consideration to the ways in which the political opposition behaved during the tenures of our last two presidents. Even though President Bill Clinton governed as a centrist and most of his major accomplishments were...

The GOP Should Kiss Gay-Bashing Goodbye Political conventions are memorable not only for what the party grandees say, but for what they leave out. What was noticeably absent from last week’s Republican gabfest? Gay-bashing. This is not an insignificant development for Republicans. In 2004, gays featured prominently at the Republicans’ convention and in their rhetoric. In February of that year, President...

South Africa's Immigrant Shame Viewing the horrific images out of Johannesburg last week, one could be forgiven for mistaking them for the harrowing photographs that graced newspaper front pages in the 1980s. Those were the years of “Total Onslaught,” when the African National Congress (ANC) encouraged residents of black townships to fight white rule. Blacks suspected of collaborating with...

The Tragedy of Deborah Jeane Palfrey On May 1, Blanche Palfrey awoke from a nap and wondered where her daughter was. The widowed 76-year-old wandered outside her Tarpon Springs, Fla., mobile home and noticed a tricycle — normally housed in a nearby toolshed — in her yard. Opening the door to the shed, she discovered her 52-year-old daughter hanging from a...