November 2018

The Dark Side

In the age of Trump everything is a cultural/political battlefield where the truth is suspect and the weapons are in most everyone’s hands.

The Internet is the infrastructure and social media has become a pipeline of hate speech, conspiracies and political tribalism; a cultural free-for-all … Read More

Ethical Hero – Dorothy Day

After scanning the list of individuals in this column, I realized that women were underrepresented. This is the second in a series of women whose contributions made a difference.

An American journalist, social activist and Roman Catholic, “On May 1, 1933,” The New York Times … Read More

Touch Down!

“Wish you were here!” – tweet from InSight Mars lander, 12:03 PM – 26 Nov 2018

This photo is the first image of Mars taken by NASA’s InSight Mars lander after its successful landing on the plains of Elysium Planitia on Nov. 26, 2018. The … Read More

Donald Trump: Renaissance Man

“…my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart… genius….and a very stable genius at that!” – Donald J. Trump, January 6, 2018

On Thanksgiving Day, President Trump was asked what he was most thankful for.

“for having a great family, … Read More

Remembering Who We Are

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

Photo Credit: U. S. Army Signal Corps photograph in the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston.

Today marks the … Read More

The Federalist Society is a group of conservatives and libertarians who believe in a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.

Often referred to as “originalists,” the Society’s central argument for judicial restraint can be found in Federalist Paper 78, authored by Alexander Hamilton:

“It can Read More

CNN v. Trump

In response to yet another controversial and unprecedented action taken by President Trump, cable news organization CNN has filed a lawsuit against the president, as well as some members of his administration, for revoking White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass to The White House. … Read More