2003-05-09

Date: 
Friday, May 9, 2003

'The Man He Killed'

Now that the war in Iraq is won, I’ve been thinking about how it was fought. Operation Iraqi Freedom had its setbacks and breakthroughs, but one constant...

A Real Racket

On February 27, the day after the Supreme Court handed down its 8-1 decision overturning a federal racketeering conviction of anti-abortion protesters, I...

Follow the money

Tax fraud costs the federal government hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Individual taxpayers rip off the government for $132 billion annually. A...

Catholicism and American Freedom

There was a moment when American liberalism, our dominant intellectual culture, and Roman Catholicism embraced. John F. Kennedy had dispelled the long-lived...

War & partisan politics

A French Catholic journalist and priest recently visited Commonweal’s office (don’t tell Attorney General John Ashcroft about this possible...

Canonizing Pius XII

The past, a historian once ironically remarked, is unpredictable. Certainly, much of what happened in World War II falls into that category, including the saga of...