The Power of Forgiveness

Even in Chicago, where there are multiple shootings every day and where little children are shot with such regularity that nobody pays much attention any longer – even in Chicago what happened at Charleston’s Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church feels uniquely and unspeakably evil. Nine people, African Americans, attending a Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, were […]

Thoughts on American Democracy

The most rigorous academic challenge I have ever experienced was a college course on Constitutional Law. It was required for my major and because of its fearsome reputation I put it off as long as possible. The text book itself was forbidding, 1,000 pages with hundreds of pages of footnotes and cross references. We read, […]