Actor Joaquin Phoenix portrayed Roman emperor Commodus, who rallied the mob rather than the Senate, in the award-winning 2000 movie “Gladiator.”
Actor Joaquin Phoenix portrayed Roman emperor Commodus, who rallied the mob rather than the Senate, in the award-winning 2000 movie “Gladiator.” DreamWorks Pictures
Actor Joaquin Phoenix portrayed Roman emperor Commodus, who rallied the mob rather than the Senate, in the award-winning 2000 movie “Gladiator.” DreamWorks Pictures

Let’s hope our Senate can save an aging republic from tyranny

May 05, 2017 06:49 PM