The Slow Suicide of the Episcopal Church

Walter Russell Mead chronicle’s the deterioration of a once-significant denomination: The numerical decline, bad as it is, matters less than the collapse in the moral authority of the church. The Episcopal Church has made many controversial pronouncements on social issues; at the latest General Convention the church declared that transgendered persons cannot automatically be barred from the priesthood. One can More …

The Colorado Shootings and More Completely Uninformed Speculation

Well, it’s been a day rife with conjecture, including the legendary, soon-to-be-in-every-journalism-school-textbook boner of the soon-to-be-Dollar-General-night-shift-stockboy Brian Ross. Nobody knows yet the whole story of what happened, but that didn’t stop anybody from jumping in front of the nearest microphone and trying to impose, by sheer force of will, their own version of reality. I’ll throw in my own speculation, More …