Tom Hoopes

August 18, 2014

America Needs the Obama They Voted For, Not the One They Got

Why is it that we don’t have that? The headlines of the past summer are tragic, but they are also centered around issues that play to […]
August 12, 2014

The ‘Fool-Priest’ Is Dead: Robin Williams, Rest in Peace

The best YouTube, for me, was the sign off from Mork to Orson about the loss of a friend (see it below). It seems to sum […]
July 31, 2014

“I Like Having Lots of Siblings Because…”

I immediately regretted playing it out loud. There was no voice, only rustling around. Then we heard shrieking and screaming. It sounded like she was in […]
July 20, 2014

Progressive Hatred: Salon’s White Hot Headlines

Todd Zywicki recalled that aphorism after reading a Johnathon Haidt book. “They Really Do Hate Us” was the Wheat & Weeds post that alerted to me […]
July 9, 2014

Christianity On the Rise Amid Persecution

“There are more witnesses, more martyrs in the Church today than there were in the first centuries,” said Pope Francis last week. He decried the persecution […]
July 1, 2014

I Saw Jefferson, Crying

“Hello, Mr. President,” I said. He fought to regain his composure. “I am no president,” he answered. “Ah,” I said. “What year is it where you […]
June 24, 2014

Putting Student Loans in Perspective

Full disclosure: In order to write this post I’m taking a break from trying to figure out how the next fiscal year budget will stretch to […]
June 23, 2014

Rules For Dating My Daughter

When I saw the buzzy Tumblr photo by Kristine Speare of her dad’s “Rules for Dating My Daughter” t-shirt, something bothered me about it. I get why […]
June 19, 2014

Reporting Rome Right: Five Questions With Fr. John Wauck

I first met Father John in Washington, D.C., when he was a speechwriter for U.S. Attorney General William Bar and followed his career ever since. A […]