By Oct 19,2003

A culture of life

To celebrate the Pope, all thoughtful people who believe in freedom, individual rights or the value of life, ought to consider John Paul II's teachings on the value of life.

By Oct 19,2003

A literary market failure?

Tom Wolfe’s second novel, A Man in Full was the publishing event of 1990s. But staff at the Vancouver, Canada, Chapters had never heard of it. The bookstore chain is the Canadian...

By Oct 19,2003

Neoconservatives and the English language

George Orwell wrote in “Politics and the English Language” that “[language] becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for...

By Oct 12,2003

HBO’s K Street: Hollywood for the ugly

Everybody’s looking at the California recall debacle as exhibit A in the unhealthy marriage of celebrity and politics, but the real story’s right here on the East Coast. HBO’s K Street is...

By Oct 05,2003

SMU’s brazen bake sale

Sometimes the best way to get at the heart of an issue is to reframe the debate–especially when the basics of a policy problem are taken for granted. A good...