Politics

To “Won’t Voters”: Spare me your impotent morality

To the “Won’t Voters” who claim conscience and will refrain from voting: Spare me your impotent morality.  On Nov. 9, if the new president horrifies you, it’s on you. I’m voting for Hillary Clinton because she represents reason.  Don’t parrot about her emails. That is nothing compared to Trump’s boasts of sexual assault, stiffing companies […]

Election: Do past screw-ups totally define us?

While an election apology may lead to forgiveness, neither one erases consequences, especially in the digital age when the mistakes of ten, 20, even 40 years ago can be dredged up to fresh outrage.  Redemption is truly the Lord’s, because nobody has a chance in hell with people. The presidential campaign is a criminal kangaroo […]

Orlando Shootings: Overcome retaliation

After the killing of 49 innocent people dancing in an Orlando nightclub, my heart shrunk with despair.  The familiarity of mass murder is paralyzing because hate cannot be legislated away when such a killer believes his murderous rage is righteous.  How do I battle my own gut reaction toward retaliation? The Washington Post reported 29-year-old […]

Pope Francis: A Practical Morality

Politicians take an all-or-nothing stand on issues while a spiritual leader urges practical morality to get things done. It’s ironic. Since when did it take courage to compromise? Pope Francis wrote, “I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is […]

Unicorn sighting: politician who loves journalists

Unicorn sighting: Imagine a former member of the U. S. House of Representatives who embraces the Fourth Estate and finds journalists vital.  Below is the kind of no-nonsense, straight talk from Lee Hamilton who now serves as Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University.  His talk was aimed at columnists who attended the […]