2005-12-02

Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2005

Articles in this issue

The Sower

We need more farmers. Not industrial farmers, family farmers, or even subsistence, organic farmers (although we could do with more of the latter). We need more...

Christmas Critics

Jonathan Yardley Oh, you have the best job in the world!” people say to me all the time. “Being paid to read!” It is a good job,...

All in the Family

In an era that has made a catchphrase of the term “family values,” it’s no surprise that a few new TV hits capitalize shamelessly on the...

Literary Conceits

A spate of recent movies—films as disparate as Wonder Boys, Adaptation, The Door in the Floor, Sideways, and Sylvia—all share one thing: a failed or troubled writer...

Legitimizing Torture

In October, at the urging of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to place restrictions on interrogation techniques employed by the...

Lost in Translation

Forty years ago this month, the Second Vatican Council concluded its work in Rome. The first document it promulgated was the constitution on the liturgy. It was a...

Mexico's Next President?

With Mexican President Vicente Fox’s single term due to expire in late 2006, a front-runner has emerged to succeed him: Andrés Manuel López Obrador....

Reforming the Reform

  Catholic bishops are usually loath to acknowledge dissent within their ranks. So it was surprising when the U.S. bishops publicly released the results of an...

After Kass

On October 1, Leon Kass stepped down as chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics. Kass was succeeded by one of the “founding fathers” of modern bioethics,...

For Love & Money

While media attention has focused on marriage equality for same-sex couples, almost no attention has been paid to a historic transformation in marriage that...

Leaving Iraq

Despite President George W. Bush’s recent attacks on his Democratic critics, it is the loss of confidence among Republicans and the public at large in...

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