Very disturbing news about the Catholic Church’s and Pope Pius XII’s role in the aftermath of the Holocaust: The latest scandal to rock the Catholic Church, causing a storm in Italy and elsewhere, follows a familiar pattern: first the crime,

Robert Landauer: Bush chose the Illinois site [to redirect his attack, this time to benefit the insurance industry] because “(a) recent study ranked Madison County the number one place in the country for trial lawyers to sue” — the nation’s

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: “Wrong medicine: caps:” According to a 2004 study by the Congressional Budget Office, malpractice costs account for less than 2 percent of total health care spending. The same study estimates that even a reduction of 25 percent to

Sidney Zion weighs in on the President’s deplorable effort to limit access to the courts. Some great zingers: “This war [on trial lawyers] is apparently Bush’s top domestic priority. It’s not the economy, stupid, it’s the trial lawyers!” **** “He

More depressions like this? No thanks! Another highly publicized campaign fallacy was that Americans are making less money today than before Bush was inaugurated. As illustrated by the chart below, when Bush took office, the average weekly pay for production

How’s this for subtle stifling of dissent? the Department of Education, through a PR firm cutout, paid a nationally syndicated television pundit almost a quarter of a million dollars to push the No Child Left Behind program: The campaign, part