Saudi Peace Sham
Charles Krauthammer says the Saudi peace plan is merely "a device for springing Arafat from his confinement—without having acceded to U.S. demands to shut down the terror."
The Vatican's Rot
Andrew Sullivan is furious at the Vatican's chief spokesman for suggesting that gay priests are to blame for pedophilia. Gay priests "need to come out in large numbers to their parishioners and to the press," he writes. "They need to dare the Vatican to fire them. They need to stop the defensiveness of the past, stand up for their moral integrity, and expose the rot at the heart of the Church. ... How dare the Church impugn innocents while it shelters the guilty?" (Third item)
David Quinn writes in the National Review about Ireland's constitutional referendum on abortion.