1999-04-09

Date: 
Friday, April 9, 1999

Reluctant Dissenter

Reviewers like to say, "this is a book which everyone should read." I wouldn’t say that about Jim Shannon’s Reluctant Dissenter, but I would say...

Keeping Colleges Catholic

  The Catholic church in the United States shares in one of the nation’s most distinctive characteristics: the New World’s sense of exceptionalism. Neither...

The truth about Medicare

We all get old and we all get sick before we die when we get old. These days we usually get expensively sick, which is why Medicare has been such an important...

Killing of another kind

In a Good Friday statement, the adminstrative board of the bishop’s conference calls for an end to the death penalty in the United States. "On this Good...

Stick to your guns

The inexorable press to begin bombing in Yugoslavia had an air of fateful necessity. That is tragedy in the classic sense. It began in 1989 with the willful...