Sigh. United States is no help to Iraqi women A new poll of leaders of Iraqi women’s-rights groups finds that women were treated better and their civil rights were more secure under deposed President Saddam Hussein than under the faltering and increasingly sectarian U.S.-installed government.
The time has come to open the debate on Iraq again. How? With 218 signatures on a petition called House Resolution 543, regular business in the House of Representatives must stop and a 17 hour debate on the Iraq war must immediately begin. The debate will require that Congress consider and vote on all amendments [...]
What do you call a Jesuit brother who was trained at MIT, splits his time between Italy and the (oxymoronically named) Vatican Observatory in Arizona, and wrote a well-received amateur astronomy book? You call him Guy Consolmagno, apparently, or Brother Guy. I just heard a fascinating interview with him on CBC’s Quirks and Quarks podcast, [...]