Religious Hospitals Need Not Apply

University behind fetal tissue research cut ties with Catholic hospitals over religious beliefs, practices

UCSF Medical CenterThe University of California at San Francisco cancelled an expanded partnership with Catholic hospitals just weeks before losing government funding for its aborted baby body part research.

An Unknown Country

Review: 'The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West' by David McCullough

The American founding occurred in stages, at first violently in the Revolution of 1776 and then energetically—though not always peacefully—in the great push westward.

Better Than It Has To Be

Review: 'To Clear Away the Shadows' by David Drake

David Drake's books always seem to carry a blurb from the Chicago Sun-Times—a line extracted from an old review that claims Drake has a "prose as cold and hard as the metal alloy of a tank." He "rivals Crane and Remarque" as a writer of military fiction. And there you have it: The Red Badge of Courage (1895) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1928) are joined by Drake's tale of intergalactic mercenaries, Hammer's Slammers (1979).

Maine Could Become 9th Assisted Suicide State

Democrat-controlled legislature passes bill allowing terminally ill to receive lethal medication

A doctor holds up a drug testing kit which is used as part of assisted suicidesThe Democrat-led Maine Legislature voted to legalize assisted suicide. The bill would allow doctors to prescribe terminally ill patients with fatal drugs. The House passed the bill on Monday by a margin of one vote, leading the Senate to pass the bill to the desk of Democratic governor Janet Mills with a vote of 19-16.

Dems Delay Abortion Vote to Protect Bel Edwards

Anti-abortion constitutional amendment vote pushed to 2020 for 'strategic reasons'

Louisiana Democrats chose to delay a ballot initiative on abortion due to a calculation that it could hurt 2019 reelection bids by Democrats such as Gov. John Bel Edwards.