If you do not attend a religious service weekly, this article likely does not appeal to you. However, if you sorely miss Mass, read on! Our benevolent overlord in Sacramento has decreed that indoor Church services are not allowed, not even chopped down to ten congregants and a sole priest.
I began a discussion of Saul Alinksy’s Rules for Radicals on May 24. The next day, George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, MN. In response to the killing and stoked by COVID-19 restrictions that seemed increasingly arbitrary, the country re-radicalized. The suddenly changed social landscape shines an interesting new light
This series of articles discussing Saul Alinky’s influential book Rules for Radicals sprang from comments about an article written by frequent Orange County Breeze columnist Robin Itzler. In the article, “Marketing and more: Do you see the warning lights flashing?”, the author wrote about the danger of socialism in the
I enjoy murder mysteries, from psychological to police procedural to British cozies to locked rooms. Stuck at home (safer!), I am feeding my obsessive-compulsive leanings by reading all the Alex Delaware murder mysteries by Jonathan Kellerman, from When the Bough Breaks (first published in 1985) to The Museum of Desire
The holy season of Lent leads Christians to relive the experience of the first disciples, puzzling over the sayings and actions of Jesus of Nazareth, asking questions, scratching their heads, gradually accepting alongside those disciples that he was more than merely human. Then the Romans killed him. Despite warnings from
From The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties by Christopher Caldwell: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was, as we have noted, a legislative repeal of the First Amendment’s implied right to freedom of association. Over decades it polarized the political parties and turned them into something like secret
Before Brett Kavanaugh got raked over Congressional coals, Neil Gorsuch had a much easier time as President Trump’s nominee to replace the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Scalia’s death was a surprise. No great resistance was made to replacing the conservative originalist Scalia with
From Halloween through Thanksgiving and past Christmas Day, we generally keep political discussions off the table at home. In opposition to Gloria Steinem, the personal is not nor should it be political. That way madness lies. But now, on this last Sunday of 2019, we look past New Year’s Day