November 25, 2002


A QUESTION FOR "HEADLINE WRITERS": What's with the scare quotes on "Faith-Based" in this front page Washington Post story? I don't think the faith-based initiative idea is a good one-- churches do good charity work as much because of their independence from the morass of government bureaucracy as because of their faith-- but I don't see anything wrong with the idea's name. Maybe the WaPo editors think that the word "faith" is sugar coating, and "support to religious groups" is somehow less slanted. I don't see it.

Posted by John Tabin at November 25, 2002 07:10 PM