Make America great again!, the Trumpers cry.  Some of their opponents say that America was never great. What is the truth? America has never been perfect, but it has been great.  I am not so foolish as to bathe all past times in a nostalgic mist that obscures all flaws.  We are a nation composed […]

Without a Vision

In this year in which we celebrated the 242nd anniversary of our nation’s independence, there is much for which we should be thankful.  We have been blessed with many good gifts.  We enjoy great freedom – including, for most of us, freedom from want.  Yet there are certain things that bode ill for the future […]