February 24, 2014

Anne’s diary * Francis reforms * Amish driving: Monday’s news roundup

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Anne Frank, photographed at school before her family went into hiding from the Nazis in 1942. Photo courtesy of the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation

Anne Frank, photographed at school before her family went into hiding from the Nazis in 1942. Photo courtesy of the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation

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Copies of Anne Frank's diary have been vandalized in Japan. Pope Francis is launching reforms. The star of the show "Amish Mafia" has been sentenced for driving with a suspended license.

  • Dave

    Maria von Trapp died years ago. The Maria von Trapp who died this past week was the daughter of Captain von Trapp and his first wife. She was portrayed as Louisa in the movie.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey

    Thanks, Dave. In gathering all the links, I read too quickly. Appreciate your catch and will fix this now.

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  • John McGrath

    It is NOT about pitting gay rights against religious rights. That would be like saying that the Jim Crow conflict was pitting Afro-American rights against religious rights (since the inferiority of blacks was preached from pulpits).

    The controversy is about civil rights and consumer rights. Businesses chartered by a secular state have no right to discriminate against any group.

    When you use a right wing framing of an issue, please make it clear that you are doing so.

  • John McGrath

    The article on Whole Foods is ridiculously overblown, using a few silly and not representative examples to make an overly braid point.

    And the science behind rejecting GMOs is sound. Surely Europe is not in the grip of religious fervor in banning GMOs.

    Perhaps the author has learned that the way to make big bucks as a journalist is to spout right wing memes (GMOs are good, liberals are silly). What proof do I have? None, just as they author offers no proof, just asserts.

    College essay grade : C+. The arguments are silly, the sentence stricture good, the pseudo-logic cleverly presented.