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PBC News & Comment Tuesday, July 24

Philadelphia priest gets 3 years in prison for covering up child sex crimes, as bishops launch political propaganda video   Watch the video here.

--retired Vermont Gov. Madeline Kunin says that only 17% of members of Congress are female, in this excerpt from our in-depth interview to be released tomorrow

--Scott Shane on NY Times blog explores the (im)balance of security vs. privacy

--federal judge in Texas complains about the huge number of wiretaps approved, and the secrecy that enshrouds 99% of the cases

--Romney attacks Obama on foreign policy and whistleblowers, for the wrong reasons

--over 100 killed in coordinated attacks in Iraq on Monday