Running Against the Press


Andrew Klavan has a piece up at PJ Media suggesting that the Republican who can win the next presidential election is the one who realizes that he is running against the press. He uses his answers to four “gotcha” questions as examples of how to respond to a press corps that is a bunch of Democrat operatives with bylines.

Do you believe in evolution? Is Barack Obama a Christian? Does Barack Obama love America? And soon to come: Do you believe in abortion in cases of rape and incest?

His answers to the questions about Barack Obama hit the bullseye. However, I believe that his answer on evolution could be punched up a bit and that his answer on abortion, while defensible, needs work.

Do you believe in evolution? Of course, and I’m concerned about harmful mutations such as [fill in the blank with the liberal cause du jour].

Do you believe in abortion in cases of rape and incest? Neither rape nor incest is a capital crime any more, so we should not allow the death penalty for one of the victims.

Read the whole thing.

Spinning Ceres


Dawn20150219Ceres rotates in this sped-up movie assembled from images taken by the Dawn spacecraft as is neared the dwarf planet on 19 February. The images were taken at a distance of about 46,000 km. A full rotation of Ceres takes around nine hours.

Dawn should enter orbit around Ceres on Friday.

Image Credit: NASA