Wall Street Journal

The Sins and the Fathers

The Sacrament of Penance is making a comeback as young people flock to confession. But repentance may not always look the way you expect. The confessor is not the master of God's forgiveness, but its servant. The minister of this sacrament should unite himself to the intention and charity of Christ. He should have a [...]

Rudy’s Tricks

Back in the day, before the Republicans had made complete clowns of themselves, Rush Limbaugh was fond of observing that the Democrats had so prostituted FDR's legacy that now their message was, "The only thing we have to offer is . . . fear itself!" That used to be funny. But now Rudy Giuliani has [...]

Iraq: The Stakes

  In response to continuing calls for troop withdrawals from Iraq, including from within his own party (see Sen. John Warner's "bring them home for Christmas" plan), President George W. Bush made two major addresses -- to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion -- and then made a surprise visit to Anbar [...]

Media Bias: The State of the Problem

Former CBS newsman, author, and media critic Bernard Goldberg was on my radio show several months ago, and we were having a lively conversation about his books Bias, Arrogance, and 110 People Who Are Screwing Up America. It was the final segment, and one of the callers asked Goldberg why Seinfeld producer Larry David, a [...]

Anti-Science? Pro-Life Dream Team Confronts Embryonic Stem-Cell Juggernaut

  Pro-lifers fumed during the 2004 presidential race when John Kerry attacked opponents of embryonic stem-cell (ESC) research as "anti-science" ideologues who sought to block life-saving cures "right at our fingertips."   "This is not the way we do things in America. Here in America, we don't sacrifice science for ideology," Kerry argued in an [...]

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