April 16, 2021
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Understanding the Division over Donald Trump

Why does one half the country deplore Donald Trump while the other half esteems him? As one who began on one side of the division and ended on the other, and published my views on each, my understanding is more nuanced than that of people who have...

No Vaccine for Trump Derangement Syndrome

Three years before the plague known as Covid19 began, another plague infected millions of Americans. Known as Trump Derangement Syndrome or TDS, it has grown more serious over time and its harmful effects have multiplied to the point where they...

The Devil Was in the Election Details

The scene is a college gymnasium. The visiting team is ahead by ten points with three seconds to play. The home team takes the ball out of bounds . . . then suddenly, the gym goes dark. A few minutes later, the lights go back on, play...

Why Have Our Prayers Gone Unanswered?

Right now, I am rather stunned. For the last four years we have had the most pro-life president this country has ever had, Donald J. Trump. On the other hand, Joe Biden, a professed “practicing Catholic,” has stated that, “If...

Jesuit Pontificating on the Election

Each member of the Society of Jesus completes between eight and seventeen years of advanced education. Not surprisingly, Jesuits were long regarded as intellectually superior, and whenever a group of them offered their consensus view of an...

Anatomy of a Bizarre Election

The 2020 election results won’t be final until the ballot challenges and court cases are decided, and the process could be long and involved. Given the information available as I write, the odds favor Biden winning and Trump losing. If this proves...

Memo to Those Who Still Hate Trump

A friend recently said that she didn’t vote for Donald Trump in 2016 because of the offensive statements he had made about other candidates, notably John McCain. She added that she cannot bring herself to vote for Trump’s reelection this year for...

Footnote to the Impeachment Effort

Two fundamental errors in logic have been evident in the movement to drive President Trump from office. One is the fallacy of judging, without a crystal ball, what someone will do in the future. The other is the fallacy of divining the...