The Texas Left
Just finished reading this book; book review to follow soon, but for now, here some information about the book: The Texas Left - The Radical Roots of Lone Star Liberalism.
The Love of Books
“Whoever therefore claims to be zealous of truth, of happiness, of wisdom or knowledge, aye, even of the faith, must needs become a lover of books.” Thus ends the second chapter of Richard de Bury’s Philobiblon. The Philobiblon is specifically directed toward the monks and clerics who copied and studied the works of literature which we are fortunate to have today, but more...
The realist case for nation building →
Paul Miller: While I think there are valid arguments in favor of nation building on idealistic grounds, I want to highlight three reasons why I think realists should support nation building.
Location social network Gowalla launches campaign... →
Political candidates crisscrossing their districts and states will be able to check in Wednesday morning for the first time on Gowalla, a location based social network that shares with followers a user’s location when they “check in” on a smart phone.
Sollicitudo Rei Socialis →
Just a few years after Laborem Exercens, on December 30, 1987, John Paul II issued the second of his social encyclicals, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis. Unlike most of the social encyclicals, which were published on an anniversary of Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, was issued to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Paul VI’s Populorum Progressio
Perry Campaign Eschews Yard Signs →
You won’t be seeing many Rick Perry yard signs this fall — by design. Except for a few that are available for purchase, the governor’s campaign is generally eschewing traditional tools like signs and direct mail, preferring a new set of ways to win over voters. Regardless of whether you are Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, the Perry campaign has been interesting to...
European Parliament Debates "Caritas in Veritate" →
The European parliament hosted a conference to discuss Benedict XVI’s encyclical “Caritas in Veritate.” Mario Mauro, leader of the People of Freedom party in Strasbourg, told Vatican Radio about this conference on “‘Caritas in Veritate’ from the Perspective of Politics, Economics and Theology,” which took place on Tuesday. It was organized by the European...
St. Edwards vs Equality Texas
My alma mater has made the news: St. Edward’s University has barred a gay rights group from participating in a campus fair to recruit volunteers because the group’s support for same-sex marriage conflicts with Catholic Church teachings. What really bugs me is the comments section. It’s amazing how many people can comment on an article and apparently never even read it....
The Betrayal of Paul
All scripture citations come from the King James Version Around the year 57 A.D., the Apostle Paul was arrested by the Romans, after the Jews had sought to do him violence, and he was eventually beheaded in Rome (A.D. 68), betrayed by his people (the Jews) and his Empire (Rome). However, this was not the only betrayal of which to speak. Assuming Paul was the man whom Alain Badiou describes,...
The Texas Political Report: A Joint Project of... →
This is probably the most rose-coloured political analysis I have ever seen.
The Man I Met Through A Book →
My short essay on JFK as seen through his book Profiles in Courage.
The Sting of the Killer Bees →
An article written by former Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby about the Texas Senate’s 2/3rds rule. If you’ve never heard of the Killer Bees, you should check out The Miracle of the Killer Bees by Robert Heard. For more info on the 2/3rds rules, check out Lines in the Sand by Steve Bickerstaff. Looking forward to Gov. Hobby’s book release. Definitely something I will be picking up.