Viewing the election through a classical lens

One of the most useful dictums on politics comes from the book of Ecclesiastes: There is nothing new under the sum. Democracy and its discontents have been around since well before the Greeks and the Romans. That’s why, today and for the rest of the presidential campaign, it’s helpful to look to one of those Greeks and his thoughts on…

Clinton, Trump should get pointers from high school debaters

As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ready for tonight’s debate, they could do worse than to look to some experts for advice and pointers - the thousands of high schoolers who spend their fall weekends at debate tournaments. They would learn that style counts, sure, but so does substance. They would avoid the zingers and one-liners that get

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On Sept. 4, I had the great privilege and honor to stand in St. Peter’s square in Rome, Italy and hear Pope Francis declare what the Church and world have known for 19 years since her death; namely, that Mother Teresa of Calcutta is a saint. Upon returning to the United States, I was absolutely amazed at the large number persons who not only

Minimum wage hike would hurt young people and the poor

If you examine only the benefits of a policy, then decisions become easy. That’s what the newest study on the minimum wage does - it explains, in great details, the benefits of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. That raise (which would be more than a 100 percent wage hike in Texas) would alleviate “food insecurity” for any

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On Sept. 4, I had the great privilege and honor to stand in St. Peter’s square in Rome, Italy and hear Pope…

24 September 2016 [10:11 AM]
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Would you recognize the faces of people with lymphedema? Lymphedema is a painful, debilitating disease and patients must often wear compression garments that are tight, hot and very uncomfortable but necessary. Many cancer survivors suffer from lymphedema, which is the…

22 September 2016 [02:49 PM]
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The Constitution guarantees our freedoms

The United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. The Constitution outlines the powers and responsibilities of the three branches of…

21 September 2016 [12:26 PM]
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Cruelty to black students

Last year’s college news was about demands for safe spaces, trigger warnings and bans on insensitivity. This year’s college news is about…

20 September 2016 [12:34 PM]
Columnist John Moore ponders middle names and why we have them

My middle name is a gray area. Literally. My middle name is Gray. I’ve written before about last names, or surnames as they are called in the United States and other parts of the world, but until recently, I hadn’t…

17 September 2016 [07:57 PM]
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Can the Third Amendment get some love too?

As we begin Constitution Week on Sunday, how about a little love for that all-too-neglected constitutional right, the Third Amendment? Oh sure,…

16 September 2016 [01:44 PM]
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