Uprooting the Spirit of Party

As one of the most important documents in American history, George Washington’s farewell address held sway over American thought and policy well into the 20th century. While today we fail to give it the reverence it deserves, we would benefit from consulting it as we attempt to understand what created our current political climate and … Continue reading Uprooting the Spirit of Party

Don’t Feed the Birds of Capitol Hill

The old saying goes, “You cannot keep birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.” While the originator of this saying may not have been contemplating politicians, or the Donald Trump bird (Yes, there is a bird that now has this distinction), it is my general … Continue reading Don’t Feed the Birds of Capitol Hill

America and the Deplorable Word

In C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, we are introduced to the series’ most famous antagonist, the White Witch. In a subsequent book, we learn that the White Witch is a queen from the dead world Charn. We also learn the reason for Charn's demise. Rather than surrender her world to her sister … Continue reading America and the Deplorable Word