May 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic
A 15-year-old can’t get Tylenol at school without parental permission, but we have no hesitation about children taking a far more serious drug without oversight?
April 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic
During Thursday’s dedication of his library at Southern Methodist University, nary a word was spoken about the most controversial aspect of his tenure, the Iraq invasion.
March 20, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Once again, the horror of what happened to a victim has been magnified by the apparent lack of empathy among her peers. Not only has the girl been physically violated, but the psychological effects of her public exposure are unimaginable and likely enduring. Continue Reading
March 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic
The church faces enormous challenges, obviously, but none so daunting as communicating the Good News, which translates to helping millions around the world.
March 10, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Does anyone really suppose that a Republican congressman or senator is going to go against the party because Obama gave him a call? Continue Reading
January 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic
My father’s rules were simple: Never point a gun at someone unless you intend to shoot them; if you intend to shoot, aim to kill.
January 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic
I keep bumping into advice my father gave me a long time ago: “Learn Spanish. You will need it to survive in the world you will inherit.”
December 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic
“No problem” seems now to be the customary reply to “thank you.” As opposed to the previously accepted “You’re welcome” or “My pleasure.”
December 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Love is not just a valentine. It is a covenant with the greater good. It involves charity, compassion, empathy, self-sacrifice and, yes, listening.
December 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON One of my great hopes for a Barack Obama administration and thus one of my disappointments was that he would use his pulpit to emphasize the importance of a two-parent family, and especially of fathers, to children’s well-being.