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Thoughts on the Bailout and Credit Cards

Unsurprisingly enough, credit card defaults are on the rise. This industry is marked by less oversight and more shadiness than the mortgage industry, which is saying something. Now American Express is asking for a government handout, since AMEX depends on banks’ buying securities backed by credit card debt in order to make money. Banks, of […]

Serrin Foster Speaking in Pittsburgh and Clarion

Serrin M. Foster presents “The Feminist Case Against Abortion” Thursday, November 20, 7:00pm Clarion University, Clarion, PA Carlson Library, Level A Wednesday, November 19, 8:00pm Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA McConomy Auditorium, University Center For those who cannot make these talks, Fems for Life is beginning to put some brief talks on Youtube. There is […]

On Stephen King and Steven Utley

Fantasy and Science Fiction kindly gave me a freebie copy of their upcoming October/November double issue. The most notable story is that of Stephen King, who delivers a short but touching story that isn’t scary, but strange, like a dream that may haunt you for a few days after waking up. The editor likened it […]

Bishop to Celebrate Mass for the Catholic Medical Association

For all those Pittsburghers in medicine, nursing, dentistry and other healthcare fields (which is probably a good chunk of the population), please mark this on your calendars: Sunday, September 21, 2008Mass @ 9:00 a.m., Holy Family Chapel, UPMC-Mercy HospitalBishop David A. Zubik, D.D. – Main Celebrant Breakfast Program to follow in Sr. Ferdinand M. Clark […]

When Not to Vote for a Pro-life Politician

A number of pro-life groups are hawking McCain as pro-life. Let’s say he really is pro-life (a leap of faith): should we vote for him, considering his other positions?