COVERING THE COVERAGE

Making Peeping Toms of Us All

Painful and terrible things happen every day in our communities and nation. And when we check out the news, we’ve all become accustomed to exploring their circumstances in often lurid detail.   Compared to the appropriate sorrow we might feel when another instance of...

EDITORIALS

Disagreeing Without Death Threats

A troubling thing has happened in America, a land built on the idea that a citizenry could self-govern together despite their differences. Several years ago, people took it as a laugh line to see at Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity a placard that read, “I...

The Democratization of the Saints

Who is worthy of being called a “saint”?  My ears perked up recently when, halfway through the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Lloyd Vogel (an investigative journalist profiling Fred Rogers) asks Fred’s wife, Joanne, “So, how does it feel to be married to a...