It’s a shame that the righties are hammering away at Million Dollar Baby over …well, the life-and-death issue raised in the film’s third act. (I refuse to spoil, even though the cat’s totally out of the bag.) Not because the righties are wrong in their views about this, but because they’ve diminished the viewing experience for the millions who’ve yet to see it. That’s really crappy and I’m sorry. For a thorough reading of the hard-right position on this matter, check out Garret Keiser’s article (“Life Everlasting: The Religious Right and the Right to Die”) in the current edition of Harper’s.