The Great Decline…

“Americans clearly lack confidence in the institutions that affect their daily lives: the schools responsible for educating the nation’s...

The Great Decline…

“Americans clearly lack confidence in the institutions that affect their daily lives: the schools responsible for educating the nation’s...

Grab the Pitchforks

“The CDO – collateralized debt obligation – was, in effect, a credit laundering service for the residents of Lower Middle Class America....

Grab the Pitchforks

“The CDO – collateralized debt obligation – was, in effect, a credit laundering service for the residents of Lower Middle Class America....

The Lessons of Carter…

“I would like the last Guinea worm to die before I do.” – former President Jimmy Carter on his campaign to wipe out the parasitic disease...

The Lessons of Carter…

“I would like the last Guinea worm to die before I do.” – former President Jimmy Carter on his campaign to wipe out the parasitic disease...

The Pope of Hope

From the partisan breakdown in Washington politics, including the now distant memory of a pointless and costly shutdown of the federal...

The Power of Humility

“It was the sweetness in his timbre, the meekness of his posture,” Bruni wrote that was truly remarkable. “It was the revelation that a...

The Church Endures

Any institution that has survived and thrived for two thousand years is, by the very nature of its longevity, conservative, traditional...

Father Riffle

All this makes the passing last week of Father Donald Riffle, a retired priest in the Diocese of Boise all the sadder. Father Riffle was...

Quit Digging

The Roman Catholic Church has violated the first rule of addressing a crisis – again. That old and true rule: when you find yourself in a...

Did Obama Get the Wrong Nobel?

The great American writer John Updike never won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He should have. When Updike came to Idaho a few years...