Raising a Monument to the Mediocre Man

As the violent statue war now rages, a nervous man scornfully watches from a distance. He doesn’t understand what the uproar is all about. After all, the bronze figures vanishing in the night represent characters that are long dead. He … Continue reading

No Time Out in Battle Over Football

For generations, football was the most unpolitical and un-ideological of pastimes in America. Indeed, it was a point of unity that overcame political differences and fostered healthy local rivalries. Not liking football was almost un-American. Now times are changing in … Continue reading

The Clash of the Hurricane Movements

  What is needed in American today are not “hurricane men,” but calm representative figures spread throughout society, who by their example and integrity can lead a nation through the storm and accomplish great things…   We have reached a … Continue reading

Francis, Islamic Terrorism, Confusion

More than once I have had the painful moral obligation to address, in a critical but invariably respectful manner, statements and deeds by Pope Francis favoring revolutionary “social” movements in Latin America, rehabilitating liberation theologians and especially, diplomatically supporting Cuba’s … Continue reading

Soldiers Don’t Fight So Protesters Can Burn Flags

Protesters are burning and trampling upon the American flag again. When veterans counter-protest against this behavior, some people suggest that they should not protest saying soldiers die so that others might have the freedom to burn the flag in the … Continue reading

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