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November 15, 2004

Vol.191 / No.15
The EditorsNovember 15, 2004

The re-election of President George W. Bush by more votes than he received in 2000 puts to rest questions about the legitimacy of his administration. This time he won not only the electoral college but also the popular vote, by more than three million votes. Most states went for the same party as th

Richard A. BlakeNovember 15, 2004

Two ladies of a certain age sitting behind me gasped during the opening sequence. The young hero Adam Markovski (Jason Schwartzman) first appears on screen walking toward the camera as his voice-over explains in spectacularly scabrous terms his bewilderment with the universe. Those of us who deal on

Patrick SamwayNovember 15, 2004

Touloum. Farchana. Kounoungou. The names of these towns in eastern Chad, when pronounced syllable by syllable by the local natives, evoke, as they have told me on a number of occasions, a sense of pride and history. But for almost a year now these towns have given their names to huge refugee camps f

Kathy O'ConnellNovember 15, 2004

Why does God at times seem to take the wisest among us so terribly early John Howard Griffin was only 60 when he died in 1980 partly of complications from diabetes partly from his brave experiment more than 20 years before He had chemically darkened his skin to see for himself and since he was a

Angela ONovember 15, 2004

November 16, 1989


Politicians and Bishops Call for BipartisanshipAs the second razor-thin presidential election in a row was declared a victory for President George W. Bush on Nov. 3, the candidates and the Catholic bishops of the United States looked ahead to soothing bitter partisanship from the campaign. In his co

Our readersNovember 15, 2004

Trust and Confidence

In a recent issue of America, Archbishop Harry Flynn of St. Paul and Minneapolis reviewed the accomplishments of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (10/18). While there is much to praise in his article, I would respectfully but