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You Just Have to Ignore Everything She’s Said Before Monday

Over on the home page, my review of day three of the Sotomayor hearings, “Credibility Gap.” There’s no reason a Republican senator can’t vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor, as long as they’re willing to sign off on nine or ten supremely implausible explanations she has provided in her testimony.

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The Catholic Church’s Rotherham

‘We are deeply saddened.” So begin the many perfunctory statements of many Catholic bishops today in response to the Pennsylvania grand-jury report detailing how priests in that state abused children and how bishops shuffled these priests around. What deeply saddens these men? The rape of children, the ... Read More