Justice on Trial

In September 2018, I and millions of my fellow citizens witnessed a fascinating drama on television.  It was the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate conducting confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh prior to his elevation to the Supreme Court.  I and countless others were riveted by the high drama of the proceedings. Judge Kavanaugh […]

The Court and the Cross

On November 27, 2018, I posted an article entitled “The Atheists vs the Cross”.  The American Humanist Association had challenged the “Peace Cross” in Bladensburg, Maryland, a monument erected in 1925 to honor men from Prince Georges County who died in the Great War.  The Humanists argued that the monument violated the Establishment Clause of […]

Atheists vs the Cross

The Supreme Court will soon decide the constitutionality of a towering cross-shaped memorial to Maryland men who died in the First World War.  In November 2018 the justices agreed to hear a case in which the American Legion is asking the high court to reverse a 2017 Fourth Circuit Court ruling that the memorial violates the […]

Final Thoughts

We have driven the Brett Kavanaugh controversy into the ground.  Thank the Lord that the confirmation fight is over.  Over the weekend, however, I received an e-mail from a granddaughter to which she had attached a video presentation by a left-leaning commentator.  The fellow made a reasonably rational presentation, so I listened to him.  Now, […]

Quid est Veritas? What is Truth?

I listened carefully to the testimonies of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Cavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Both of them were powerful witnesses. Each of them has a host of supporters who vouch for their good character, and I had the impression that Ford and Kavanaugh were each telling the absolute truth “as they […]

The Perfect Man

I am thinking about the ongoing brouhaha about Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to succeed Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. The real argument is about Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy and his positions, inferred but never stated, on hot button social issues such as abortion. Having failed to thwart Kavanaugh’s confirmation on the basis […]

The Death of Reason

Christine Ford has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to serve as Supreme Court Justice, of a sexual assault against her at an unidentified home in Montgomery County, Maryland, sometime in the summer of 1982.  Brett was 17 at that time Christine was 15. Kavanaugh insists on his innocence, Ford proclaims his guilt. Friends of […]