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September 11, 2006

Vol.195 / No.6
Kimberly E. O'LearySeptember 11, 2006

In his new book Before the Next Attack Yale law professor Bruce Ackerman takes a complex constitutional proposal directly to the American public and he does a terrific job explaining the what and why of his proposals as well as the history of emergency power in the United States I am sure my le

Maryann Cusimano LoveSeptember 11, 2006

Three years ago, on a sunny September Tuesday at 9 in the morning, in Washington, D.C., our first child was born. We had not planned for a natural childbirth without medical attendance until the final moments, but that’s how it turned out, as the medical staff and anesthesiologist were diverte

Osvaldo PolSeptember 11, 2006

The guard dog

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonSeptember 11, 2006

In approaching the mystery of suffering the Christian Bible puts forward Jesus as an example of fidelity a compassionate companion and a model of hope In many respects Jesus follows the pattern set by the Servant of the Lord in Isaiah 40 ndash 55 The Bible also challenges us where possible to

George A. LopezSeptember 11, 2006

Pundits have been busy since mid-summer speculating about “where we are” five years after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. But analysis of whether we are safer now, or if we are winning the global war on terror must be balanced by some reflection on the ethical climate of the hal

The EditorsSeptember 11, 2006

As the nation prepares to observe the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, national security is poised to become once again the central issue in the electoral season. The question is hardly academic, given the revelation in August of a foiled terrorist plot to blow up Americ

Faith in Focus
Stafford BettySeptember 11, 2006

Karen Armstrong, the author of The Great Transformation (2005), A Short History of Myth (2005) and Spiral Staircase (2004), The Battle for God (2000) and A History of God (1994), among other books, has referred to the issue of an afterlife as a red herringsomething that distracts attention from more