Signaling a meaningful change from President George W. Bush’s disastrous policies, the Obama administration last week endorsed a United Nations statement calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality.
Jim Moran’s News Commentary
Human Trafficking is one of the greatest human rights tragedies of our time. It’s modern day slavery and should not exist, especially not in the United States. Yet each year, hundreds of cases are reported and many more go unreported. According to estimates by the Department of State, 45,000 to […]
Nicholas F. Benton: The Sporting Bad News
There’s a very effective TV ad that warns young people about the dangers of steroid use, showing the ancient Greek statue of the discus thrower crumbling.
Anything But Straight: Blind at The Holy See
In the wake of sex scandals involving children, the Roman Catholic Church should either change its mores or close its doors. Since 1950, the United States arm of the church has paid an astounding $2 billion to settle claims of childhood sexual abuse. Yes, that is billions with a capital […]
Community News and Notes
IT WAS ANNUAL ‘SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA’ TIME for students at the Mt. Daniel Elementary School in Falls Church, performing last Friday night at the GMHS auditorium. (PHOTO: NATE TAYOR)
Nicholas F. Benton: The Hornbeck Case
Law enforcement officials, the press and too many psychologists remain puzzled by the evidence that the 15-year-old boy discovered last weekend, who was apparently kidnapped four years earlier, did not try to run from his captor even though he had ample opportunities.