Author: Rodney Rios

By Apr 11,2023

The Tragedy of Politics

Politics, adequately understood, merely means participation in the affairs of society. The purpose of politics is the common good of all members of the community. That fact is sometimes misunderstood,...

By Mar 09,2023

Home in Rome

Last Wednesday, February 22, began the season of Lent. Almost a year ago, I was received into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. This was the result of a...

By Jan 12,2023

The Moods and Errors of an Age

In our times, it is a mood of our age amongst some to believe that American democracy and society are so decayed that only radical measures are necessary to save...

By Dec 13,2022

What Desantis v. Trump Would Look Like

It is no secret that after the underperformance of Republicans in the 2022 midterms, there is a lot of blame and finger-pointing going around. Some are blaming Senate Republican Leader...

By Oct 26,2022 ,

The Virtue of Democracy

Over time, many forms of government have been tried and tested, ranging from monarchy to fascism. Throughout history, most forms of government have been autocratic. Regardless, the sheer variety and...