It was quite a weekend for the haters. Speaking of Pope Benedict XVI, 'Real Time' show host Bill Maher said, “Benedict told them he was going to resign because the Church needs a fresh young face. Somewhere other than a priest’s lap.” He then mocked the Church’s teachings, imploring Catholics to quit. He ended his rant by condemning Catholicism for being “hostile towards women,” comparing the Church to the Taliban.
Bill Maher's double standard
Democratic minority leader Harry Reid was injured on New Year's Day. He is now quitting and opening up the field.
The Obama administration also released classified information about Israel's nuclear program, but that of other countries.
Thomas Cook, Virgin Air, EasyJet and Norwegian declared that they are switching procedures to require two persons at all times in jetliner cockpits. This follows post-911 procedure for U.S. airlines.
Dietrich von Hildebrand was a German theologian who resisted Germany's National Socialism.