History Repeats…

“I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of War, and the Military Commanders whom he may from time to time designate, whenever he or...

The Pope’s Real Message…

In Washington, D.C., a town where status almost always counts for more than substance, having your own Towncar with a driver or...

Selma: The Movie, The History

The Movie… If you haven’t seen the Oscar-nominated film Selma you should. While mostly snubbed by those who Like all films that set out...

Assessing LBJ

Dallek titled one of his volumes on Johnson – Flawed Giant. That, I suspect, will be the ultimate verdict of history. A big, passionate...

So Much and So Little Has Changed

The great theme in all the coverage leading up to the actual anniversary of the March and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s remarkable “I...

Judicial Radicals

Having already conceded that passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act would cause his Democratic Party to lose the south for a generation – a...

It Is Never Easy…

As Sarah Kliff wrote recently in the Washington Post “nobody knew whether the new program would provide benefits to millions or fail...

It’s the Demographics, Stupid

On the very day the GOP issued a highly critical 100-page report on its performance during the 2012 election and what it might do to get...

The Veep

For sure Ryan brings youth, partisan excitement, strong conservative credentials and a certain policy wonk attractiveness to the GOP...

Unfair? Sure…And Politics Always Is

allegedly involving sex and an animal – against a political opponent. His staff pushed back arguing that the allegation was untrue, but...

Weekend Reads

There is a fascinating piece planned for publication Sunday, and already online, in The New York Times on legendary Lyndon Johnson...

LBJ

The steady re-examination and reinterpretation of our 36th president is one of the most interesting developments in the shifting world of...

A Robust and Complicated Debate

LDS Church Apostle Dallin Oaks gave a speech a while back at the church’s growing and impressive school at Rexburg – BYU Idaho – that...

Forrest Church

Forrest Church, who died last week at 61, could, with his writings and sermons, be both strikingly eloquent and stunningly insightful. ...