Secular Lent

I’m not really one for New Year’s as a holiday, or for New Year’s resolutions. But I do engage in a Lent-like bit of sacrifice of my own for six weeks at the beginning of each year just to keep my life in order.So starting Tuesday I’ll be “vegetarian” for 6 weeks. I put this…

A Grand Accident?

One of the common threads in all the eulogizing about President Ford has been how he was the right man to succeed Nixon and put the nation back together – in short how fortunate we supposedly were to have him hanging around in the wings when Agnew resigned. Here is a typical such paragraph: It…

Nifong Charged

Anyone following the Duke Rape case will no doubt know by now that Mike Nifong has been charged with ethics violations by the North Carolina State Bar. A copy of the complaint is available on Smoking Gun.There are a number of editorials in major newspapers applauding the decision and condemning Nifong’s general behavior and handling…