Retired political professor, clearly left of center and describe myself as a 'tradional' Catholic influenced by Franciscan ideals. Great inequality is profound threat toi our democracy, ie, it is not first an economic proble Happy so far about Francis 1 but don't really depend on the papacy. Married 47 years to the same woman who continues to endure me. Father of Kate and Matt and grandpa to Anna Maeve. I love them dearly and am lucky to be with them. Hannah Arendt; courage is the willingness to speak and act at all.