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Did Gavin Newsom Murder His Mother?

Gavin Newsom, the current governor of California, is the kind of person who should be kept as far from the reins of power as possible. His life and career are marked by selfish ambition, adultery, lying, and even matricide. He’s the kind of man who cheats on his then-wife, Kimberly Guilfoyle—now the girlfriend of Donald [...]

Last Homely House: On Revisiting Children’s Books

I have loved reading since I first put "see," "spot," and "run" together, and so one of the great joys I anticipated from motherhood -- not in vain -- was the pleasure of revisiting childhood books and being introduced to ones I'd missed the first time around. At first there were board books and Pat [...]

Infectious Speech

   I have a few -- okay, more than a few -- macabre interests that reach back into my childhood. One of them is an intense curiosity about fatal infectious diseases. (I blame early and frequent viewings of Little House on the Prairie, which seemed to have an epidemic threat each season.) I spent some [...]

Little House in Nazareth

This is pretty cool: Archaeologists in Israel say they have discovered the remains of the first home in Nazareth that can be dated to the time of Jesus. The dwelling and older discoveries of nearby tombs in burial caves suggest that Nazareth was an out-of-the-way hamlet of around 50 houses on a patch of about [...]

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