Trump succeeds when he gets out of the way

Trump succeeds when he gets out of the way

Contrary to what many predicted, President Trump’s end-of-year accomplishment list isn’t that skimpy.That’s an analytical observatio...

December 28th, 2017 |  


Hoover, King and Kennedy

Hoover, King and Kennedy

So what’s new?Certainly not the late J. Edgar Hoover’s antipathy toward Dr. Martin Luther King as revealed again in the recent discovery o...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Death of disgraced cardinal reveals truth we’d rather ignore

Death of disgraced cardinal reveals truth we’d rather ignore

Twelve years ago, after the death of Pope John Paul II, I watched a man who will go down in history as a fierce protector of child rapists process int...

December 27th, 2017 |  



Sexual harassment of women: Let’s not take it too far

In a Nov. 10 column, the New York Times posted a lineup of more than 40 powerful men who, since Harvey Weinstein’s downfall, have been accused o...

December 26th, 2017 |  


The ultimate Christmas gift

The ultimate Christmas gift

Unless you are spending this time of year at a spiritual retreat cut off from TV, newspapers or internet service you cannot escape the blaring music a...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Your Pastor Speaks: It could have happened here

Your Pastor Speaks: It could have happened here

And it came to pass in those days that there went out a decree from President Trump that all the world should be taxed to compensate for huge tax brea...

December 22nd, 2017 updated: December 22nd, 2017. |  


The Judge: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

The Judge: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

“A good name is better than precious ointment.” — Ecclesiastes, Chapter 12, verse 1“What’s in a name? That which we call...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


A message to the unknown sexual harasser: You’re next

A message to the unknown sexual harasser: You’re next

Legend says that at this time of year, St. Nick is making his list and gonna find out whose naughty or nice. But this year, the media beat him to it, ...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Socialism still popular in US despite Venezuelan example

Socialism still popular in US despite Venezuelan example

It’s a puzzle. Over the last decade, Venezuela has supplanted Cuba as the Shangri-La of the American left. Not long ago, self-declared socialist...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Post net neutrality: What will the internet look like?

The year is 2020, and enough time has passed for the Federal Communication Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules to have changed the way w...

December 20th, 2017 |