The Rules Rule

As the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump gets underway this week, there has been much discussion about the rules of the trial, with Republicans calling the evidence produced in the House investigation “flimsy,” and Democrats calling Trump the “founders’ worst nightmare.” There has been extensive back-and-forth about the length of the trial; the number … Continue reading The Rules Rule

The Impeachment War

As Michelle Goldberg wrote recently in the New York Times, “The nightmare stage of Trump’s rule is here.” The decision to eliminate Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani, Iran’s most important military official, for which the President quickly took full responsibility, “has brought the United States to the brink of a devastating new conflict in the Middle … Continue reading The Impeachment War

Christmas and the Climate

We’re mired in impeachment. But it’s also Christmas. In keeping with the season, this post moves past the moment and is filled with hope for the future—as embodied in 16 year-old Greta Thunberg, named this week as Time magazine’s Person of the Year. For Christians, we are reminded of the enduring words of hope from … Continue reading Christmas and the Climate