Figuring Out Ben Stein.The value of life. Born in the Hawaiian Heartland.
Re: Mark Tooley’s A Turner Classic:
I wanted to make a clarification to Mark Tooley’s article, “A Turner Classic.” In the last paragraph, Tooley stated that World Vision was the “NAE’s relief agency.” That statement is inaccurate. World Vision is an independent Christian humanitarian organization. While we partner with a number of agencies and organizations, World Vision is run by an independent board of directors and is not affiliated with any particular denomination.
Thank you for clarifying that with your readers.
— Amy Parodi
Media Relations Manager
World Vision, United States
The Editor replies: We apologize for the error. The article incorrectly and inadvertently identifed World Vision as the NAE’s relief agency. It meant to name World Relief, a different organization. The article has been changed to reflect the correct name.
HE FOUGHT THE LAW AND THE LAW WON
Re: William Tucker’s There Are Towns a Lot Tougher Than Cambridge:
You are right. He’s lucky he wasn’t dealing with New Orleans
cops. I know a Tulane Professor who has permanent brain damage as
a result of mouthing off to a New Orleans cop. And he was
I’LL TAKE THE KENNEDY PLAN
Re: David Catron’s How Much Is a Year of Your Life Worth?:
The president says we are committed not to “rationing” but to realistic decisions about end of life treatments and decisions regarding whether or not a treatment for an older person is “worth it.” Fine. When I reach the point in life where we have to decide about additional tests and treatment and worth all I want is the level of testing and treatment that Ted Kennedy has had for the past year and continues to receive.
As far as cost savings and efficiency, I think all members of Congress, Cabinet officers and the president should pledge that they will give up their pensions if cost savings in health care don’t materialize as projected when the healthcare bill passes. After all, they all seem to be very confident this is going to work.
In fact, let’s right it into the law. It will be interesting to
see how many members of Congress vote for healthcare then. Maybe
we should have each of them pledge all of their government
pensions (Federal, State and Local)….
— Norm Astwood
QALY is a perversion of a worthwhile approach for evaluating
health benefits of environmental interventions. It is an
abundantly stupid approach and should be discarded.
— Glenn Niblock
Re: Ben Stein’s We’ve Figured Him Out:
Where were you when we needed you? You are a little late for the
dismantling of our great country.
Many of us had this Obama construct figured out a long time ago, but we were ridiculed, dismissed as racists and not heard. Now get ready for this Marxist to dismantle as much of the free world as he possibly can, in as short a time as he can. Israel will be the next to suffer and will suffer the most — those miserable Democracies who owe the world so many apologies.
Thanks for getting your head clear, must have been discomforting
where it was, try and keep it that way Ben.
— Jim Park
FORGING MEDIA SUBSTANCE
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.’s More Media Follies:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?