Continuing the Conversation

Explaining Bill Clinton

Last year at this time, I was living in the country, in a Western state. It was an awful winter, and I was dealing with various challenges: heating the house...

Continuing the conversation

Memo: To House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Mr. Speaker, you need to demonstrate to the country that the slim Republican majority is concerned with more than the...

Power & powerlessness

Susan Sontag in the New Yorker (September 24) said that the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was the consequence of actions by "...

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the secretary of war asks that i assure you of his deep sympathy in the loss of your brother private frank j surek report received states he died seventeen february...

What to do about the Middle East?

We tried to answer that question in our December 5, 1997 editorial; and we try again this issue (page 5). There were several letters dissenting from our...

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Advertising: One of the pillars of Commonweal’s financial semi-solidity is advertising. From time to time, we get complaints about specific ads we run,...

Bah, Humbug

Were we too tough (December 19, 1997) on the Vatican’s recent document “Some Questions Regarding Collaboration of Nonordained Faithful in Priests’ Sacred Ministry...

Theologians in the Dock

It was a memorable sermon, lacking any clear outline or notable linkage to the Scripture readings. It was a diatribe on the ills of modern Catholicism. The major...
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