A Lesson from JFK

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of John Kennedy’s birth. My mom would have been 101 this same weekend. I remember them together, oddly enough. It seems just yesterday he was front and center of the nation’s life. As we honor the fallen, we need to see violence in a civil society more clearly. The closer you look, the uglier … Read More

Why Our Revolution Worked — When Most Don’t

Our American Revolution was successful, and therefore it seems like revolutions should work. Yet most don’t. Most revolutions deal with people with a grudge taking up arms against a regime they dislike. After that strongman is gone, usually an almost okay guy takes over, then a real whack job shows up and clamps down. Why were we successful when most … Read More