Thomas Aquinas connects the authority to make laws with responsibility for the common good.  Surprisingly, some of my colleagues find this connection perplexing.  How would you explain it?



Let no one fear death, for the Savior's death has set us free.  He that was taken by death has annihilated it!  He descended into hades and took hades captive!  He embittered it when it tasted his flesh!  And anticipating this Isaiah exclaimed, "Hades was embittered when it encountered thee in the lower regions."


The Soviet Union used to put political dissidents into insane asylums.  But there is more than one way to make political use of the issue of mental health.  One path to the total state is the therapeutic state.


Physicists tell us that time seems to freeze when we enter the event horizon around a black hole.  Our current president has been frozen in the event horizon around the black hole of moral relativism for decades of conventional time.  People think he has shifted to the left since becoming president.  No, he hasn’t.  He is right where he has always been.


Gentle readers,

I am pleased to tell you that three new interviews have just been posted to the Talks page: