Monthly Archives: April 2010

Catholics in crisis (really?)

“Catholics in Crisis” is the headline to this story in The Week magazine. You can guess the headline caught my attention for two reasons — it’s more than a bit over the top, and as a Catholic I find any … Continue reading

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The U.S. economy and problems from an oil slick…

…continue to grow. First the economy. This from the Financial Times: The US economy continued to grow at a healthy clip in the first three months of the year, as measures to stimulate output spurred spending and helped the recovery … Continue reading

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The power and importance of culture

Two stories in today’s media caught my attention, as they captured for me the importance of and controversy too often associated with culture. The first report was from the BBC, which highlighted a growing number of Islamic women who are … Continue reading

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College graduates should consider….

…living in Pittsburgh. Sure, I know what you are thinking — Moretti is engaging in a little shameless boosterism for the city he calls home. And your point is? Check out this photo slide show from the Huffington Post, which … Continue reading

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Why they play the games

My many Washington friends are hurting this morning. Their beloved Capitals, the team with the best record during the NHL’s regular season are done, ousted in the first-round of the playoffs by the Montreal Canadiens. Of course, the media are … Continue reading

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An ethical lapse…

…is an ethical lapse. And what one South Dakota news anchor did was a breach of ethics. It baffles me that the anchor would appear to be almost defiant of his actions, which led to a suspension. But perhaps Shad … Continue reading

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Crist to pull a Lieberman

From Politico.com: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has told two close associates that he will leave the Republican primary to run as a third-party candidate for the U.S. Senate, POLITICO has learned.

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