By Dov Fischer, American Spectator - Republicans knew the House was going to flip. It is common to argue over polling predictions days or weeks in advance, when survey numbers are within a reasonable margin, especially when only one race is in question. But with 435 House races, and so many lining up for Democrat flips, the settled question had become whether a “blue wave” would overturn Washington in a tsunami, even flowing up-ticket for Democrat gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates....
By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston was elected chairman of the Papal Foundation’s board of trustees during a meeting in Washington, D.C. Oct. 30, taking over from Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who served in the position for eight years… The Philadelphia-based Papal Foundation gives grants in support of projects and proposals recommended by the Holy See. Since 1990, the foundation has given over $100 million in grants in service to the Catholic Church.
By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing - Most teachers who set out to teach “moral” philosophy or the “ethics” of something-or-other, whether it’s business, law, or medicine, realize quickly that they must first overcome their students’ default moral relativism and convince them to take “moral” judgments seriously as something you can make either well or badly.
By Cathy Ruse, JD, The Stream - One of the most liberal school systems in the country wants parents to know that boys and girls are built differently. Except when that truth is not politically convenient... The Fairfax County (Virginia) School Board announced an upcoming workshop for parents. It’s called “Jack’s Brain, Jill’s Brain: Gender Differences and Why They Matter.” The workshop will feature child psychologists discussing how “girls and boys learn differently.”