Charles Reid

Government Works

“Government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem.” Ronald Reagan spoke these toxic words at his presidential inauguration in January 1981. It is probable that no more destructive...
St. Thomas School of Law

The Politics of Purple: Focusing on Dialogue, Not Partisanship

When the presidential election was in full swing and political tempers were flaring, a new student organization at the University of St. Thomas School of Law was formed to resist the partisanship and vitriol. The Public Discourse group focuses on quite the opposite: open, nonpartisan debate about how public policy issues intersect with law.
Director of the Holloran Center Professor Neil Hamilton poses for a photograph in his office in the University of St. Thomas School of Law for St. Thomas Lawyer Magazine on Thursday, April 15, 2010.

For the Record: Passing the Torch

It was an honor to serve as the interim dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and it is an even greater honor to introduce the new dean, Robert Vischer.
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St. Thomas Day at the Capitol is March 13

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for St. Thomas “Day at the Capitol” on March 13, to encourage legislators to continue to support funding for the Minnesota State Grant Program.
Palmeri Crashed Ice

The Fastest Game on Ice

University of St. Thomas alum Jon Palmeri '07 straps on his skates for Red Bull Crashed Ice, a competition that makes the X-Games look like a kiddie ride.
Vaclav Havel

Post-Election Reflections on Civility

One evening, I noticed a framed photo of the late Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic. He’s standing next to a painting depicting a Gospel writer with an angel whispering in his ear. Havel, with a sheepish grin, is cupping his ear as if to eavesdrop for a little “inspiration.”
Christopher Michaelson

On Meaningful Work and the Good Life

Before my grandfather died, I said to him that someday I would write a book about our family. I’m not sure that the book on meaningful work that I recently began will turn out to be the book he was expecting, but I would like to think he would recognize its origins.
Solar Panels

A Passion for Alternative Energy That Crosses Borders

There is a great need for social entrepreneurship with the goal of developing economical and robust systems that provide fresh water and electricity. The engineering challenges are significant but surmountable. It simply takes will and funding.