Arch of Triumph (Erich Maria Remarque)

I picked up this book on the recommendation of Judge Richard Posner. (It wasn't a personal recommendation. I heard him mention the book when he was in a panel discussion.) Posner's recommendation came from his idea that literature had a lot to tell us about the law. And Arch of Triumph had a lot to … Continue reading Arch of Triumph (Erich Maria Remarque)

Another perspective on immigration

Another view, closely aligned with Bishop Olmsted's is here from Fr. Jay Scott Newman (another person for whom I have immense respect). Fr. Newman adds another layer to what Bishop Olmsted mentioned, which is that if we were in the position of the immigrant, we would do the same thing. It is not right for … Continue reading Another perspective on immigration

Arizona's immigration conundrum

The State legislature in Arizona recently passed, and the Governor recently signed, a bill purported to enforce federal immigration laws through the actions of state and local law enforcement officials. Many have called the law racist. Others call it unconstitutional. Some call it common sense. I'm not going to dive into the tempting waters of … Continue reading Arizona's immigration conundrum