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The Case Against Notre Dame Trustee Cathie Black

“For we let our young men and women go out unarmed, in a day when armor was never so necessary.  By teaching them all to read, we have left them at the mercy of the printed word.  By the invention … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Professor: “Two Cheers for Drones”

In a November op-ed piece in the Irish Rover, “Two Cheers for Drones: The ethics of UAV’s in the war on terror,” Notre Dame political science Professor Michael Desch argued for the ethics of drone warfare.  In doing so, he omitted … Continue reading

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Looking Back: Did Osama’s Death Announcement Warrant a Kegger?

Notre Dame students react to Osama bin Laden’s Death Announcement, May 2, 2011 (Source: The Observer) It’s a question of epistemology:  how do you know what you know?  Given that these students came of age in the Homeland Security era, their deference to official … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert Speaks at Fordham U: Why?

           In a September joint appearance at Fordham University, the Comedy Central personality and New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan swept the Catholic student body into a delirium of funny.   Such an odd and powerful couple.  While many motives could be attributed to … Continue reading

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Jim Tressel’s Implosion and ESPN Metaphysics

In a Sports Illustrated article from an earlier era, Notre Dame President Fr. Hesburgh warned that college football should be “kept within proper bounds of time, place and emphasis.” Christian author C.S. Lewis likewise laid out the inadequacy of newspaper reporting. “…I think … Continue reading

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Who sacked Notre Dame’s moral autonomy?

“Father Hesburgh made his position on the war very clear Friday afternoon as he introduced Senator Charles Goodell to a group of over 350 students in the Stepan Center.  ‘If I had the wisdom and the power I would stop the war … Continue reading

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Is Rashard Mendenhall the John Lennon of the War on Terror?

In May, when the US announced it had killed Osama bin Laden, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back caused a stir with controversial tweets. The official response was harsh. The Steelers organization issued a rebuke. Champion pulled its endorsement deal. And … Continue reading

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