by | Sep 16, 2019

Not too long ago, I was privileged to represent a former big city police officer who had been charged with raping two young women of questionable virtue. He had met one of them through an online site where, among other…

by | Sep 15, 2019

The other day I came across a picture of Joseph Bambera as a seminarian (below). About Bambera, the bishop of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Church insiders whisper that he may succeed the soon-to-retire Archbishop Charles Chaput in Philadelphia. Should that happen, Bambera…

by | Sep 15, 2019

I’ve had friends tell me, when I’m in New York, to visit the Strand Bookstore. It’s huge. It’s got everything. That’s why I hate it. It’s mostly filled with things that bore me. What I want is a smaller bookstore…

by | Sep 15, 2019

Washington When you consider how much the Democratic establishment loathes President Donald Trump, it’s just plain sad to watch a Democratic primary that has yet to offer up a front-runner who has Democrats truly jazzed about the election. Insiders are…

by | Sep 13, 2019

Democrats onstage in Houston aspire not so much to govern America as to punish it. Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke called racism not only “endemic” to America but “foundational.” He explained, “We can mark the creation of this country not at…

by | Sep 13, 2019

President Donald Trump’s recent firing of his national security advisor John Bolton (or acceptance of Bolton’s resignation) has raised speculation that the Trump administration is changing course on foreign policy and security. Some pundits have suggested that the White House could…

by | Sep 13, 2019

Going into the Democratic debate in Houston, presidential candidate and Texan Beto O’Rourke had a “genius” moment. Tweeted Beto: Credit cards have enabled many of America’s mass shootings in the last decade — and with Washington unwilling to act, they need…

by | Sep 12, 2019

Sometimes the behaviors that cause us the most grief aren’t obvious. An especially harmful habit, for example, is an attitude of certainty. It is a habit that creates problems. Intolerance. When you’re absolutely certain you’re right about something, it means…

by | Sep 11, 2019

John Bolton, the mustachioed “hard-liner” who replaced H. R. McMaster as President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor last year, was thanked for his service Monday and told to haul ass. His response was to send word via Twitter — a…

by | Sep 11, 2019

After World War II, the United States was promoting democracy and capitalism in the far reaches of the globe. The Soviet Union was imposing socialism everywhere it could, subjugating millions of people to misery. It was the first time in…

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