John Podesta, Son of the Church

In his Washington Post column today, E.J. Dionne (about whom I have written in these pages before, here and here) tries to pooh-pooh the eruption that ensued when WikiLeaks revealed emails sent back and forth by Clinton campaign personnel, including the Catholics John Podesta and Jennifer Palmieri. . . . . Continue Reading »

Scotland on the Eve of the Referendum

On September 18, over four million Scottish residents will have the opportunity to answer the question, “Should Scotland be an Independent Country?” If the majority vote yes, this will initiate a process leading to independence

The Fifties Without Soul

This is not a book review, it’s a complaint.I have been reading—and, I confess, enormously enjoying—David Halberstam’s The Fifties (Villard), yet another of his blockbuster best-sellers. It’s great nostalgia, wonderfully evocative, and above all, about my generation. Like . . . . Continue Reading »