Today’s Gospel (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time) is Mt 18:15-20 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that […]

Bonum facendum, malum evitandumĀ is the axiom that governs our practical behavior: do good, avoid evil. What good and evil consist of is not always clear, but the axiom always holds. Of the two, the malum is easier to define. The Ten Commandments list eight evils to avoid, but only two goods to do. Legal codes […]

Like something out of the rumors surrounding the Di Medicis, Borgias, and the Empresses of old Rome, it turns out that one of the most important socialites of Washington DC is a witch. Literally, a witch: a devotee of the occult, bride of Satan, practitioner of the black arts, caster of spells, the sort that […]

Ace of Spades yesterday: I’ve been out with politically minded people and I’ve watched them freak out as they check the twitter feeds. Their voices become higher pitched and faster paced; they begin becoming apprehensive, agitated, and anxious. When they tell me the latest bout of Twitter Lunatic Shrieking, I tell them the truth, as […]

An old post from two years ago. Gets truer every day. A quote from Bernard Lonergan, SJ: A civilization in decline digs its own grave with relentless consistency. It cannot be argued out of its self-destructive ways, for argument has a major theoretical premise, theoretical premises are asked to conform to matters of fact, and […]

Because this is how you guarantee a Trump victory in 2020. In a story that seems made for The Onion, but is actually true, according to multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN MSESPN decided to pull an Asian college football announcer named Robert Lee off the William and Mary at University of Virginia college football game […]

From the WaPo’s background story on Trump’s decision to double down in Afghanistan: One of the ways McMaster tried to persuade Trump to recommit to the effort was by convincing him that Afghanistan was not a hopeless place. He presented Trump with a black-and-white snapshot from 1972 of Afghan women in miniskirts walking through Kabul, […]