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Monthly Archives: March 2010

See you in hell

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, now the Catholics are abusing deaf kids. From the New York Times: Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that […]

Early Glenn Beck

Old Republicans never die, and unfortunately, neither do they fade away. From the New York Times: Shortly after his visit to Akron, Mr. Gingrich spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. He waded to the lectern across the ballroom floor to the throbbing beat of “Eye of the Tiger,” with lights flashing and […]

Google to the rescue

Investigative journalism has never been a money-maker for newspapers. It’s good for democracy, it makes newspapers into power brokers, and it occasionally sets the national conversation, but let’s be honest, front-page stories about Tiger Woods’ hook-ups sell way more papers than 6,000-word droners about health-care lobbyists. Newspapers were able to produce expensive, time-consuming investigative journalism […]

Love those cranky libertarians

From Reason Online: To say that decriminalizing drug use “poses a threat to the coherence and effectiveness of the international drug control system” is like saying that a malfunctioning Teleprompter poses a threat to the coherence and effectiveness of the Swedish Chef.