Mayor Bloomberg’s commencement address to graduates of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine today underlined some of his core beliefs, which once again put him clearly at odds with conservative Republicans on some of the country’s most deeply felt issues.
He avowed his “unwavering allegiance to the power of science and a profound commitment Read More
Terri Schiavo is a test case for what President George W. Bush, following Pope John Paul II, calls the “culture of life.” Not that she wanted to be, poor woman. Though she leaves the ranks of the living, she will remain in the ranks of the fought-over.
The phrase “culture of life” refers to Read More
From somewhere beneath all the ostentatious breast-beating over poor Terri Schiavo, the unresolved contradictions of modern conservatism are beginning to emerge. Amid the sideshows and distractions, which now feature Jesse Jackson and Ralph Nader as well as the Bush brothers and Randall Terry, embarrassing reality intrudes despite the powerful urge to ignore it.
That reality Read More
Never underestimate the Republican leaders in Washington. Whenever they appear to have exhausted the possibilities for cynical abuse of their authority, they can still inflict fresh outrages upon the nation.
By intervening in the sad dispute over Terri Schiavo between her husband and parents, the President and his Congressional allies have again revealed how little Read More