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She’s a Harvard-graduated Wall Street banker, but her true delight is singing Gospel. Carla A. Harris used to slip away from Morgan Stanley to perform Harlem’s Apollo Theater amateur night, writes Kevin Roose for the New York Times. She is one of the most […]

Not everybody’s delighted with the New York state legislature’s controversial same-sex marriage law, particularly some of the Big Apple’s ethnic neighborhoods, writes Dan Bilefsky in the New York Times. “The legalization of same-sex marriage in New York State has been […]

As if to prove that the New York Times deserves its nickname “the Old Gray Lady,” the daily has banned the word “tweet” from news articles. “Based on the rationale that only ‘standard English’ should be used in news articles, […]

The national news media yawned over the Baylor Survey’s findings that the number of American atheists has remained steady at 4 percent since 1944, and that church membership has reached an all-time high. “But,” ponder Rodney Stark and Byron Johnson in […]

Billionaire Warren Buffett is urging U.S. lawmakers to raise taxes on America’s super-rich to help cut the budget deficit, saying such a move will not hurt investments. In a guest opinion piece in the New York Times, “Stop Coddling the […]

A prominent Catholic professor says a New York Times attack on natural contraception is “very peculiar” and “completely uninformative.” Professor Janet Smith holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She […]