George Weigel suggests reforming the College of Cardinals :
As configured on February 28 (when Benedict XVIs abdication took effect), the College was a somewhat strange electorate, albeit one that produced a striking result. Almost 20 percent of its members were retired. Only eight cardinal-electors were under sixty-five years old (and half of the youngsters were Americans).
Also today, Matthew Hennessey critiques Glee s view of Down syndrome :
When asked later by Coach Sue Sylvester (played by series star Jane Lynch) why she brought the gun to school, Becky says, I was scared, Coach, about graduating, being out in the world with no one to protect me. The observant will detect in these lines a hint of an emergent thought pattern that is gaining traction among abortion advocates.