Two items I came across this evening while checking out the news:
NY Times - Abuse Scandal
The interesting thing about this article is that you really can't call it "Catholic Bashing" per se, as it actually paints a decent picture of (at least) American Bishops.
Newsweek - Congress Screws Up Education
I'd be interested in NEPArtisan's opinion on this topic, as I think the article makes a few very good points. It's not exactly teacher-union friendly, but I do agree that "first in, last out" decisions make no sense when it comes to professionals like teachers. The trick is, of course, who determines what constitutes and effective teacher. Given the ineptness of most school boards and district administrators, actually figuring out who is a great teacher doesn't seem to be as easy as it should be.
Knowing that the above are fairly high-brow topics, here's something tasteless and intellectually offensive, just to even out the scales a bit.
From the mocu-musical Lease...