How Malpractice Suits Keep My Profession Honest
By Bernard Sussman, Page B02
Most medical malpractice litigation is frivolous. That's what defense attorneys, insurance companies and even the U.S. president would have you believe. Some 80 percent of cases are, after all, resolved in favor of the defendant doctor.
Our Role in The Church
By Pia de Solenni, Page B03
Before I went to Rome to do my doctoral work in theology in the mid-1990s, I was inclined to believe, like many American women, that the Catholic Church's teaching on women was a bit skewed, if not flawed. At times, it seemed to me that there was no unique place for women in the church. In fact, they seemed subordinated to men in almost every way, beyond their ineligibility for ordination.
Harvard's President, Tackling Another Great Mystery
On Tuesday, a puff of white smoke at the Vatican signaled the election of a new pope. On Thursday, the following memo appeared in Outlook's e-mail. We don't know the source, but the memo looked real, so we made absolutely no effort to verify it. We reprint it here in full:
Same Issue, From George W. to George W.
Ever since the Constitution's adoption, the Senate has exercised its advise and consent role by occasionally withholding its consent. Here are some landmark battles over the president's power to appoint judges and executive branch officials.
Don't Tell Me Again
By Richard Morin, Page B05
You might remember Hitler's Big Lie Theory: Tell people something is true often enough and they'll come to believe it.