September 17, 2015

Thoughts on the Republican Debate

Here are some thoughts on the Republican presidential debate the other night.  It was a long evening at three hours, so much more could be said.
September 21, 2015

Scott Walker Drops Out

The New York Times reports here that Scott Walker has suspended his campaign for the presidency.  This is too bad for Walker.  He is an able
September 25, 2015

From Bush to Fiorina to Trump — How Do Catholics Feel?

For The Tidings, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I polled some Catholics of my acquaintance, both in L.A. and beyond, on their feelings
September 28, 2015

Coarse Culture, Coarse Politics

As I was driving home from work, I heard a radio commentator expressing his surprise at how coarse our politics had become, and how quickly.  Who
September 28, 2015

Assad Must Go: Moral Statesmanship or Moralistic Folly?

President Obama says that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad must go–must be removed from office.  This is not a distinctively Democratic position.  It is shared, for example,
October 5, 2015

Trump as the Anti-Obama

A while ago Tom Hoopes posted an interesting piece pointing out the many ways in which Donald Trump’s candidacy is like Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign.  I’m
October 12, 2015

Joe Biden Should Run For President and Defend the Pro-Life Cause

Joe Biden should run for the Democratic nomination for the presidency and defend the pro-life cause.  This strange and seemingly unlikely idea came to me after