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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 [...]

Friday Free-for-All: March 11

Time for a few Friday links: John Allen on Pope Benedict's latest book: "It’s likely to cement the impression that Benedict XVI is his own best spokesperson." Diary of a Part Time Monk: A man decides to fast on doppelbock beer ("liquid bread") and water for the whole of Lent -- just like monks used [...]

Australia’s first native-born saint

On October 17, Pope Benedict XVI will canonize Mother Mary MacKillop, co-founder of the sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart. She will be the first native-born Australian saint.What is most interesting to the press about Mother's canonization is not so much her heroic dedication to the people she served, but the fact that [...]

Friday Free-for-All: August 27

Time for some Friday morning links: As movements are being made in Congress to ease travel restrictions to Cuba, Delia Lloyd at Politics Daily says now is a good time to consider "Ten Reasons to Lift the Cuba Embargo." CNN reports on a troubling trend in Nigeria: Children are increasingly becoming the targets of attacks [...]

Selfish or romantic? You be the judge

Politics Daily Andrew Cohen has an impressive bio: He's chief legal analyst and legal editor for CBS News Radio, and he's won the Edward R. Murrow Award twice. He writes for well-known magazines. Which is partly why it was strange that two weeks ago his Politics Daily column was a personal love letter. Apparently, Cohen [...]