Columbus Day

Once upon a time Italian-Americans, seeking cachet and respectability in their new country, lobbied President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for a national holiday honoring that storied and intrepid Italian, Cristoforo Columbo, the man who opened the Americas to European exploration. Not so fast, bigots. On Monday in the nation's capital, there is no Columbus Day. The D.C. … Continue reading Columbus Day

Post-scarcity Politics

Once upon a time, the national government was (relatively) limited. If States didn't want women to vote, that was that. The only remedy was to get a super-majority of the States to amend the federal constitution in accordance with its terms. Nobody thought for a minute that the Supreme Court could judicially declare that restricting … Continue reading Post-scarcity Politics

Bernie Sanders will not be the Democratic nominee for President

I sympathize with the old bolshevik. Billionaires are anti-democratic. They can nullify the votes of 63 million mere citizens with a few phone calls; they can get all sorts of tax breaks from local governments by putting the location of their corporate headquarters in play; hence my argument that we should just give them the … Continue reading Bernie Sanders will not be the Democratic nominee for President

Ecclesia Is Downstream From Culture

Without getting too specific, let me summarize my Christian life by saying I have  observed and participated in numerous iterations of Christian worship, theological doctrine, and church governance over my lifetime. Over the decades, I have observed a single constant, as unchanging and timeless (though not, theologically, as significant) as the Our Father taught by our … Continue reading Ecclesia Is Downstream From Culture