What Did Pope Francis Really Think of the “Communist Crucifix”?
John Zmirak, The Stream
Press accounts have been muddled by misreporting and wishful thinking.
State subsidies take from the poor to give to the rich
M. Steven Fish and Neil A. Abrams, Washington Post
In one area, however, government spending almost always redistributes income from the poor to the rich, encourages inefficiency and fuels corruption: state subsides.
Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents
Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.
Do-gooders, do no harm: What are the best–and worst–ways to help those mired in international conflicts?
Laura Seay and Alex de Waal, Washington Post
Since the end of the Cold War, numerous international advocacy efforts concerning global conflict sprung out of these good intentions. Yet the results of these movements are often, at best, mixed, and in some cases actually made a crisis or the plight of innocent civilians worse.