- Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed
- Mississippi abortion law can’t be enforced
- Teacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal
- Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in case vs. ‘American Sniper’ author Chris Kyle
- Middle Eastern firm’s deal to manage U.S. cargo port raises security concerns
- Bob McDonnell’s defense: Lonely wife developed ‘crush’ on CEO
- Chinese hackers stole ‘huge quantities’ of sensitive data on Israel’s Iron Dome
- House Republicans unveil bill to speed deportations of border children
- Californians protest middle school for hiring white man to teach cultural studies
- Killer’s sentencing overturned because mother couldn’t find seat in courtroom
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgetown hypocritical in protest of Ryan
Question of the Day
Are the Rev. Thomas J. Reese and 90 Georgetown University faculty members really taking Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, to task for supposedly hurting the poor and not being Catholic enough in his budget proposal (“Cross-referencing,” Inside the Beltway: Web, Tuesday)?
Instead of wrapping themselves in Catholic doctrine and Vatican encyclicals, Georgetown University and the Catholic bishops criticizing Mr. Ryan should look more closely at their own record on being Catholic enough. Georgetown is the same school that had a problem with crucifixes in its classrooms because those Catholic symbols “offended” the non-Catholics attending the school. The bishops are the same people who refused to pay their own nuns’ Social Security when the nuns retire - until public pressure was brought to bear.
When Georgetown quits bellying up to the public trough by charging the federal government $40,000 for master’s degrees in public policy for federal employees when those people can get the same degree elsewhere at a much lower cost, then it can talk about budget cuts and how they affect the poor.
Until then, Rev. Reese should allow Mr. Ryan to speak freely at the university. Maybe if he listened to what Mr. Ryan had to say rather than protest it before it is said, he would realize Mr. Ryan is saying what Americans need to hear: We have to curtail our spending on entitlements without taxing the people who are already contributing more than you.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
TWT Video Picks
Get Breaking Alerts
- Boehner rules out impeachment: 'Scam started by Democrats'
- Obama thanks Muslims for 'building the very fabric of our nation'
- Obama's brother wears Hamas scarf bearing anti-Israel slogans in photo
- Obama: 'Not a new Cold War,' but new Russia sanctions announced
- Smugglers, rainstorm combine to poke holes in border fence
- Federal judge grants 90-day stay in D.C. gun case
- PHILLIPS: Once-in-a-century stupidity
- D.C. seeks to stay judge's order allowing gun owners to carry in public
- Illegal immigrants demand representation in White House meetings
- PRUDEN: When the hangman botches the job