2016-06-30
Priest to Obey Vatican on Gays
The Rev. Robert Nugent has agreed not to discuss the issue--unlike his ministry partner Sister Jeannine Gramick.
5/31/00
by Stephen Manning

The Micro-War on Poverty
5/18/00
by Jim Naughton

Farrakhan's Feeble Apology
5/16/00
by Debra Dickerson

A Cheater Prospers
Portrait of a plagiarist
5/8/00
by Lauren Winner

What Price Terrorism?
A father sues for justice and fights for peace
4/25/00
by Michael Kress

Another Dude in Paradise
A movie raises moral questions before giving way to Hollywood action.
2/4/00
by Ingrid Abramovitch

Another Gay Martyr
Stuart Matis decries the Mormon church's antigay stance,
3/3/00

Ask Me That Question, I'll Tell You a Lie
How the bald-faced lie replaced "None of your business." 4/11/00
by Meghan Daum

The Assisted Suicide of Sigmund Freud
Both sides in the debate project their views onto the professor's final exit.
3/29/00
by Mark O'Keefe

Attack of the Killer Robots
Why are science-fiction writers the only ones asking the big questions about technology?
4/12/00
by Roberto Rivera

Austrian Amnesia
A Nazi sympathizer ascends, and Austria's past comes back to haunt it.
2/7/00
by Elliott Abrams

Beliefnet Buys General Motors
"What's good for Beliefnet is good for the country," chairman says.
1/21/00
by Gregg Easterbrook

The Billionaire v. the Socialite
The judge's decision in the custody battle between Patricia Duff and Ronald Perelman.
12/20/99

Boycott Everything
It's a lot easier than reflecting long and hard about how to make real changes.
by Roberto Rivera
2/22/00

Breathless
Why we need pauses.
1/21/00
by Bruce Feiler

Broken Bread?
Genetically modified crops are becoming common. Should we worry?
2/28/00
by Gregg Easterbrook

A Cheater Prospers
Portrait of a Plagiarist.
5/12/00
by Lauren F. Winner

Cheating, Fudging, and Other Rites of Spring
The morality of taxes.
4/13/00
by Gregg Easterbrook

Class Action
Parental involvement promotes education, builds family unity, and is cheaper than raising taxes. It's also unfair.
3/22/00
by Polly Morrice

Creating a Monster
Want to raise a deviant? Take away your kid's porn.
5/5/00
by T. George Harris

Dershowitz's 'Drash
The important (and self-important) lawyer turns his hand to Genesis.
4/2/00
by Mark Oppenheimer

The Devil in the Armani Suit
The film of the infamous novel "American Psycho" makes conspicuous consumption a deadly sin.
4/14/00
by John D. Spalding

A Domestic Masterpiece
Graham Greene's novel of faith and adultery.
12/20/99
by Charles Trueheart

Don't Be Such a Yenta!
The Jewish view of gossip.
2/10/00
by Joseph Telushkin

Dr. Laura Is Wrong About Gays
Her vehement remarks are hurtful, and she's got her Bible wrong.
3/15/00
by Shmuley Boteach

Episcopalians Withhold Gay Ruling
By declining to take a stand, individual dioceses remain unofficially free to make their own decisions on homosexual unions.
2/14/00

Everyday Ethics
Abuse of power of attorney
3/24/00
by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
All's fair in love, war, and Manhattan apartments?
4/7/00
by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
Ambivalence about illness; clairity about death
1/26/00
by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
Are you my mother?
4/12/00
by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
Big mouths and big rip-offs.
1/12/00
by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
Gloating and giving.
12/20/99
by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
Helping humanity, ignoring human nature.
3/9/00
by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
How not to be a hothead.
2/21/00
by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
Is prostitution immoral? No, but...
3/1/00
by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
My brother's children's keeper.
3/10/00 by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
Pleading poverty; learning to lie.
2/2/00
by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
Sick transit.
3/3/00 by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
Silent witness.
5/17/00 by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
The sins of the father-in-law.
2/16/00
by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
Stealing from a disgusting person; putting the fear of God in us.
2/9/00
by Joseph Telushkin

Everyday Ethics
Telemarketers have feelings too.
5/3/00
by Joseph Telushkin

The Flesh Is Weak
Why affairs are like cheesecake.
5/25/00
by Lauren F. Winner

Forgiveness? Fuhgettaboutit!
"Forgive or Forget" tries to cram confrontation into a forgiveness format.
3/10/00
by Roberto Rivera

First, Do No Harm to Animals
A vet school student fights the power.
2/16/00
Interview by Michael Kress

Gandhi, Apu, and Me
You haven't truly arrived as a community till you've been the butt of a "Saturday Night Live" skit.
3/27/00
by Sreenath Sreenivasan

Governor Death
Can someone who has executed more than 100 people call himself pro-life?
2/25/00
by James Wood

Greed Is Good Again
Wall Street's young hotshots spot themselves on the big screen.
2/10/00
by Nick Paumgarten

Grisham's Road to Nowhere
In his latest bestseller, "The Brethren," John Grisham flinches.
3/20/00
by Zachary Karabell

Huck of Ages
Reading Twain's masterpiece should should be required, not forbidden.
2/18/00
by Arthur Magida

Infidelity Among the Faithful
Believing in God doesn't mean being immune to temptation.
5/22/00
by Lauren F. Winner

Is Gossip Good?
No! It's like convicting someone without a trial. 2/10/00
by Tom Lutz

Is Gossip Good?
Yes! When done with a sense of fairness, it's parsing right from wrong, good behavior from bad. 2/10/00
by Laurie Winer

It's Not All Relative
The wild hair aside, Einstein was no advocate of "anything goes." 5/3/00
by Gregg Easterbrook

Justice Without Peace
The verdict in the Amadou Diallo case was legally just but morally bereft.
3/10/00
by Armstrong Williams

Killing Seven to Save One
Now is a good time for abortion proponents and opponents to shut up.
2/2/00
by Frederica Mathewes-Green

Let the Good Times Roll
The new morality is actually far better than the old.
1/20/00
by Robert Wright

A Letter From Prison
Once bitten, the author shies from a reunion with a troubled friend
2/24/00
by Jack Miles

The Limits of "Turn the Other Cheek"
Gandhi had it wrong; Martin Luther King had it right.
1/17/00
by Joseph Telushkin

Little Angel
The religious overtones of the Elian Gonzalez story
1/25/00
by Charles Lane

Little Murders
A six-year-old is killed in Flint, and a native son rages against guns.
3/6/00
by Michael Moore

The Lost Generation
For teens at the Rock for Life concert, the abortion debate was over. But the issue wasn't.
1/25/00
by Frederica Mathewes-Green

The Many Redemptions of Darryl Strawberry
Was it his sweet swing that did him in?
2/28/00
by Neal Karlen

The Micro-War on Poverty
5/21/00
by Jim Naughton

Monks Are All the Rage This Season
How simplicity went from a movement to a trend.
4/7/00
by Karen Lehrman

Morals Versus Money
The conflict between human rights and free trade.
4/3/00
by Robert Wright

The Most Controversial Philosopher in the Country
Princeton's Peter Singer on when life begins, when it's worth saving, and other things that piss people off.
3/9/00

Murphy Brown Is Being Fruitful and Multiplying
Nearly half of all babies born in 1998 were born to unwed mothers--but not necessarily teens.
3/28/00

My Boyfriend Is a Kitty Killer
The perils of barnyard ethics.
5/11/00
by Meghan Daum

No Room for Compromise
Christianity's integrity rides on how religious people deal with gay rights.
12/20/99
by John Shelby Spong

Operation Rescue Those Unjustly Sentenced to Death
If anti-abortion activists were truly pro-life, they'd blockade courthouses in states that have the death penalty but no public defenders.
2/25/00
by Debra Dickerson

The Overrated Sin
Adultery's not all it's made out to be.
12/20/99
by Meghan Daum

Pandora's Mailbox
A little accident prompts a crisis of conscience.
2/1/00
by Christine Wicker

The Parent Trap I Set for Myself
In TV land, divorced fathers date their massage therapists, and their kids say thing like, "You're not my real mom!" In real life, I'm still waiting for the angst.
3/21/00
by Meghan Daum

Playboy of the Eastern World
The Romanian edition of Playboy satirizes wife abuse; the home office in Chicago fails to see the humor in it.
4/24/00

Prisoner's Dilemma
"When you get out of prison in California, nobody gives you bus fare home or 10 bucks to buy lunch," writes Jack Miles. But what's our columnist willing to extend to an old friend now that he's free?
4/14/00
by Jack Miles

A Real Compassionate Conservative
Cardinal O'Connor's softer side.
5/3/00

Regrets Only
After Louis Farrakhan admitted his role in Malcolm X's murder, Malcolm's daughter wished him peace. Columnist Debra Dickerson wishes him many sleepless nights.
5/16/00

The Rights of Men
When a woman decides to end her pregnancy, she's exercising her constitutional right. When a man opts out, he's a deadbeat dad.

By Thomas Lynch

Roots
"Deep-seated social imagery" and the sources of racism
2/11/00
by Armstrong Williams

Rudy Talks the Conservative Talk
And some of us have turned just as cynical as he is.
2/11/00
by Roberto Rivera

Rule-Bound
The murky moral universe of "The Cider House Rules."
12/20/99
by Rod Dreher

Republican Rave
Gary Bauer and Alan Keyes rock on.
1/29/00

A Safe, Private Place
Elian's grandmothers were assured a neutral place to visit their grandson. An eyewitness contends that they never got it.
2/10/00
by Robert W. Edgar

Say It, Strom!
The Dixiecrat's Dixiecrat believes the Confederate flag should come down.
1/26/00
by Armstrong Williams

Say It With Greenbacks
Remember those 40 acres and a mule? Well, it's payback time.
3/13/00
by Arthur Magida

Score One for the Christian Right
But their moment of glory is fading away.
2/20/00
by Armstrong Williams

Selective Compassion
Jews fought for Soviet Jews and Holocaust restitution--now it's time to stand up for Christian victims.
1/20/00
by Elliott Abrams

Selling Sloth
States that use lotteries to fund education are undermining the values they're supposed to be promoting.
1/15/00
by Nicholas Thompson

A Slow Death Quickens the Faith
What my grandmother taught me about the right to die.
12/20/99
by Thomas Lynch

Someone to Watch Over Them
Our surreal response to school shootings.
4/6/00
by Debra Dickerson

Sweat and Character
Moral and spiritual striving are society's glue.
1/14/00
by Armstrong Williams

Sympathy for the Devil
When a murderer kills himself, should we mourn? Should we cheer?
2/21/00
by Lauren F. Winner

That's Entertainment?
In this country, people no longer watch black corpses hang from trees for fun. You could call that progress.
3/28/00
by Lauren F. Winner

Why the West Loves Fatwas
Bangladesh didn't quite have a Salman Rushdie. So the press had to invent her.
by K. Anis Ahmed
5/23/00

Triumph of Goodwill
The Holocaust museum brings out the best in people.
by Arthur Magida
4/26/00

What Price Terrorism
A father sues for justice and fights for peace.
by Michael Kress
4/25/00

Why Marriage Is Indefensible
In the Pulitzer winner "Dinner With Friends," marriage is an acquired taste.
by Laurie Winer
4/11/00

You Are Going to Hell
But that doesn't mean we can't be friends.
by Orson Scott Card
4/11/00

The Unlikeliest Peacenik
An Israeli whose son was killed by terrorists tries to find peace--in his soul and in his homeland.
by David Margolis
3/13/00

Amadou Diallo and the Back of the Bus
A message of uplift that'll bring you down.
by Lauren F. Winner
2/29/00

The Year of the Ghost
Two of this year's Oscar-nominated movies make death a metaphor for understanding.
by Roberto Rivera
2/24/00

Who Do You Trust?
Why and how the goverment should regulate the Internet.
by Nicholas Thompson
2/17/00

Who Wants to Marry a Video Store Clerk With a Crappy Apartment?
Admit it. You don't.
by Meghan Daum
2/17/00

Your Money or Your Life
Why is the National Right to Life Committee attacking John McCain? Because it's more pro-money than pro-life.
by Gregg Easterbrook 2/11/00

Angst in Berlin
Germans have reached the point where they feel they can criticize a Holocaust memorial. And that's progress.
by Andrew Nagorski
2/11/00

Who Won in New Hampshire? The Pope

The politics of character are what John Paul II has been teaching all along.
by Eugene Kennedy
2/3/00

Aborting Nuance
Line up with the interest groups and you're okay. Admit it's complex and you're denounced.
by Gregg Easterbrook
1/31/00

Who Are You Calling an Evangelical Whore?
Sex and the single evangelical.
by Lauren F. Winner
1/28/00

The Cheap Smell of Success
With a steadily enlarging jackpot, all it takes is a dollar and some chutzpah.
by Sam Tanenhaus
12/20/99

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