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Issue: "The trouble with Tommy," May 4, 2002

Saying 'mistakes were made' is Nixonian.

University of Notre Dame theology professor Richard McBrien, on concerns that while the Vatican had strong words last week about priests who molest children and teenagers, it hasn't held accountable bishops and cardinals who transferred such priests from parish to parish.

There are strange politicians everywhere.

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, displaying his ignorance of much of America. Mr. Krugman was astonished that U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, the House majority whip, would actually say that he was attempting to promote a biblical worldview, and that the impeachment debate concerning President Clinton was a battle of worldviews (see p. 9).

[A] company is free to market itself as it pleases. But in a free economy, the public is equally free to vote with its credit card and shop elsewhere.

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Editorial in The Wall Street Journal, on an Illinois State Legislature resolution urging the public to boycott the clothing store Abercrombie and Fitch because of its obscene advertising.

If Karen Hughes can't handle keeping the balancing act together, who can?

Author Sylvia Hewlett, after the resignation of White House adviser Karen Hughes because of family concerns reignited public debate over mothers who work outside the home.


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