I received an e-mail last evening from an ardent and perpetually active pro-life woman in my state of New Hampshire who was irate over the fact that the National Pro-Life Alliance in Washington, D.C., has announced that Manchester attorney Ovide Lamontagne is the number one pro-life candidate in this year's New Hampshire U.S. Senate race and please send money to help the Pro-Life Alliance elect Ovide and people like him to high public office.
The Last Exorcism could have been a very thoughtful exploration of skepticism being thrown into doubt (if not out the window) in the face of spiritual evidence to the contrary; unfortunately, however, the film throws all that out with its ridiculous ending.
You might think that incompetence so massive it results in the recall of over half a billion eggs would also result in the recall of those responsible — or irresponsible. But no. Instead, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demands that we increase its power. This is rather like a babysitter's running over your toddler as she pulls into your drive, then insisting you hire her to chauffeur your other kids to school.
My column titled "What Handouts to Cut?" created a number of angry responses, and for the first time in my life, I had some, not much, sympathy for political cowardice. Most letters were from senior citizens angered by my suggestion that they were receiving handouts and those handouts be cut.