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And we thought it would be Ginsburg
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 April 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
So it’s Justice David Souter, one of the youngest members on the Court. Who knew?

Religion in America not in decline after all?
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 April 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
We knew that. So when the president tells the world that we’re not a Christian or Jewish nation (or Muslim) but a ‘nation of citizens’, he was spinning his own agenda for a new approach to diplomacy.

It’s one thing to defend Notre Dame’s decision
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 April 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  

The Spectre of the future
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 April 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
Arlen Specter, the longtime Republican senator who switched parties Tuesday, admitted Wednesday the move was driven partly by a desire to keep his seat.

If they keep asking questions….ignore ‘em
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 April 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
President Obama has controlled the White House press corps and most of mainstream media from the beginning. He does not like to be asked tough questions, and tends to get testy with reporters who ask them. Which isn’t often, since…

All things dull and godless
Carolyn Moynihan | 29 April 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
British school children are the target of a new campaign by British atheist and media darling Richard Dawkins to turn people away from Christian faith. With the support of another atheist academic, A C Grayling, Dawkins is trying to drum…

100 Days: Battling the forces of inertia
Godfrey Hodgson | 29 April 2009 | FEATURES |  
The United States president reaches a landmark in office with the achievements of his first term already in the balance.

100 Days: The foreign policy groove
George Friedman | 29 April 2009 | FEATURES |  
The new president's foreign policy is one of continuity rather than change.

In Ukraine, the stench of the Soviet era lingers on
Matthew Rarey | 29 April 2009 | FEATURES |  
Life in Ukraine offers a dismal but fascinating panorama of how difficult it is to shake off the blight of Communism.

No time for pessimism on same-sex marriage
Rod Dreher | 29 April 2009 | FEATURES |  
Now that several states have legalised same-sex marriage, is it time to throw in the towel? Maggie Gallagher says No.

“Look At Me!”
Leonard Franchi | 29 April 2009 | FEATURES |  
How did the Britain of the stiff upper lip evolve into a nation of self-centred decadence?

The golden tongue and the golden dome
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 April 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
Though timeless wisdom says you can fool all of the people some of the time, even Barack Obama can’t evade the scrutiny of alternative media.

Glendon for ambassador
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 April 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
With the Obama administration having trouble finding an appropriate ambassador to the Vatican, I’ve been saying for the past few weeks he should return Mary Ann Glendon to that post. Looks like that suggestion is more apt….and more unlikely….than ever.

Video game addiction among kids is real, a study suggests
Carolyn Moynihan | 28 April 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
When does a 12-year-old’s fascination with video games become an addiction? Perhaps it never does, but only looks like that to over-anxious parents. Psychologist Douglas Gentile was inclined to take that view before conducting research on the subject. It turned…

Declining Notre Dame
Sheila Liaugminas | 27 April 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
It’s the letter scholar and former US ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon sent to Notre Dame president Fr. Jenkins.

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