Kim Davis and the Vagaries of Conscience

I agree with Pope Francis that Kim Davis has a right to follow her conscience. However, there are extenuating circumstances surrounding the Davis affair that I’m having a very hard time with, the main one being that she, personally, risks nothing by her actions. All the costs will fall to the residents of the county….

Why Should I Care About Same-Sex Marriage?

I’ve been wondering if the determination to control the message might explain the White House guest list for the Pope’s reception. ((Vatican pushes back over White House invite to Catholic Dissidents, Catholic New Agency, September 18, 2015. Available: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/vatican-pushes-back-over-white-house-invite-to-catholic-dissidents-51001/)) I say this because I’m getting tired of the same-sex marriage issue taking over the conversation.  In fact,…

Putin Comes Courting in Syria, U.S. Acts Coy

You may be aware that when the Syrian conflict was just getting started Assad offered to team up with the U.S. to fight ISIS.  The U.S. said no thank you.  Now Putin has offered to help end it with pretty much the same result.  You might think the situation is too complex to make a judgement call…

The World Bank’s Bankrupt Policy

Masses of humanity overrunning neighboring borders is not the kind of thing I had in mind when [intlink id=”2009″ type=”post”]I said[/intlink] we should focus on supporting a growing population. My context was the justification of automation in agriculture with the need to feed a growing population. I was referring to an article in which automation had…