Andy Rooney, RIP

Another broadcasting legend is gone. Here is a timely classic — and one we can all agree with — on that most wonderful time of the year, Christmas. For the curious, CBS News has compiled some of his best clips, including his very first commentary, at this link. [Read more...]

Looking south: another view on the Vatican note on the economy

The astute John Allen has a take on the new Vatican document on economics that helps put it in perspective: Critics, dismayed by the note’s content, rather predictably have challenged its Vatican standing. George Weigel dismissed it as the product of a “rather small office in the Roman Curia” while Bill Donohue said it contains [Read More...]

Andy Rooney: "I'm a writer who reads what he's written"

In his final commentary Sunday night, the celebrated grouch looked back at his 70-year career. Andy’s part of the last generation of journalists who genuinely cared about words, and who prided themselves first and foremost on being writers — not broadcasters or personalities, but writers.  He’s an anachronism now:  an analog man in a digital [Read More...]


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