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The Dream Lives On

Today marks an anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The most famous speech in American history was also among the shortest. It was …

Trump’s Triumph?

What more can be said about Donald Trump? His personality has been fully exposed for months by the media, and his narcissism, …

Singing the Blues

I like many forms of music, but the blues is my favorite. In 2007, I saw B.B. King play at the Fred …

The President’s Baseball Team

When I think about challenging ethical issues, I sometimes simplify matters by using a thought experiment. I consider what decision I would …

The Road to Good Habits

My Volkswagen Fox was stuffed with four faculty members traveling on their day off to a museum in Cleveland, Ohio. The sun …

Boring May Be Excellent

One of my college philosophy professors admired Aristotle. This professor, my mentor, was trained in the “analytic” tradition in philosophy, which took …

The Mysteries of Media

When I was young, Westerns dominated prime time television screens. Shows like The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, and Bonanza were simple morality plays where …

Someone Like US

John Boehner, former Speaker of the House and the representative from my home state of Ohio, faced incredible challenges during his years …