Was the Pope Played?

Originally published at my Huffington Post column, October 1, 2015. The news that Pope Francis met with Kim Davis raises a series of questions that must be answered urgently. Let’s begin with trying to understand what happened. And so we should ask: Did Pope Francis know who Kim Davis is? Was he aware of the… Read more »

How Will Pope Francis Change America?

Originally published at The Huffington Post, September 20, 2015. When Pope John Paul II visited Poland in June, 1979, he set in motion a chain of events that altered the direction of world affairs. His visit emboldened the non-violent resistance to the Soviet presence in Poland. A mere decade later, the Cold War was over,… Read more »

The Night the GOP Establishment Lost

Originally published on my Huffington Post column, September 17, 2015. There was a loser in CNN’s Republican debate held on September 16 and that loser was the Republican establishment. Jeb Bush entered the race last summer as the hundred-million-dollar man. His campaign was — and remains — heavily supported by the nation’s financial elites. It… Read more »

What Pope Francis Must Say to Donald Trump

Originally published on my Huffington Post column, August 27, 2015. There is a rising tide of nativism washing over the United States at this particular moment. We have seen such waves recurrently in our history. In the 1840s, it was the Know-Nothings, who hated Catholics and opposed Irish immigration and were even responsible for riots… Read more »