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Pro-Lifers, We Still Have Our Work Cut Out For Us

Last year, I wrote about revelations from our English cousins across the pond that various hospitals on the island country had taken a central plot line from The Matrix a bit too close to heart, having harvesting the bodies of the post-abortive unborn for energy. I also remarked that, while the U.S. continues to do its own […]

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One Cell Is All It Takes

Life begins with one cell. That sentence shouldn’t be controversial, or otherwise troublesome. After all, no serious person would gaze at a single bacterium on a microscope slide moving by way of a polar flagellum–a masterwork of biological engineering–and conclude they weren’t witnessing the actions of a living organism. And yet, a depressingly high number […]

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The Tyranny Of Modern Feelings

The old adage goes that “misery loves company”. In light of the current meanderings of thought to be found in social media and modern culture at large, if I were to append a corollary to this truism, it would be that “hurt feelings exert their own gravity”. It is no longer enough that one should […]

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I-591 Does Not Weaken Current State Gun Laws

A quick note regarding I-591, in particular its provision prohibiting state agencies from requiring a background check on the recipient of a firearm unless a “uniform national standard” is required. Those against I-591 have latched on to this provision, in part, on the belief that should it pass, I-591 would “roll back Washington’s existing–and already inadequate– […]

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I-594: Background Check “Loopholes”? Much Ado About Nothing

This is the second post in a three-part series on I-594, a Washington State ballot initiative that would require background checks on all state gun sales and transfers. The first post delved into commentary regarding several implications of the proposed law, and can be found here. Later this week, part three will cover various philosophical aspects […]

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