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College For Convicts:  The Need Is Great, the Time Is Now

Published 17.09.2016
  America faces a humanitarian disaster. It is a disaster that remains invisible to most middle-class Americans, though it is a disaster that blights millions of lives. It is the crisis of the American gulag. America has a higher incarceration...

Catholics Must Honor Labor

Published 06.09.2016
Catholics must honor labor. This has been a steady teaching of the Popes for at least the last century and a quarter. Catholicism, after all, rejects the nasty individualism that characterizes so much of the modern world, in favor of a...

What a Party of the Working Class Looks Like

Published 18.08.2016
There has been talk, in the pages of the New York Times and elsewhere, that the two political parties may be in the process of reversing their traditional demographics. The Republican Party, it is said, may become the party of the working class,...

Rolling Back Republican Voter Suppression

Published 11.08.2016
Donald Trump is not an aberration in the modern Republican Party, though many would wish it were so. In fact, ever since the Republican Party chose, in the middle and later 1960’s, to adopt its infamous “Southern strategy” of coded appeals to...

Where Did Donald Trump Come From?

Published 21.07.2016
Let’s begin with the obvious. Donald Trump is manifestly unfit to serve as President of the United States. He has appealed to the worst instincts of the American people. He has revealed himself to be racist, xenophobic, hateful, and buffoonish....

Celebrity Apprentice:  Vice Presidential Edition

Published 09.07.2016
A half-century ago, there was a predictable quality to the way presidential nominees selected their running mates. They would do so at their nominating conventions in a moment of often high drama. In 1960, word broke during the Republican...

Donald Trump’s Dangerous, Panic-Stricken Speech on the Orlando Massacre

Published 15.06.2016
One should never shout fire in a crowded theater. In his panic-stricken response to the horrifying massacre that occurred over the weekend at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Donald Trump has come close to doing just that. Crises demand a...

A Time for Graciousness: Memo to Senator Sanders’ Campaign

Published 21.05.2016
I have supported Senator Bernie Sanders throughout this campaign. I caucused for him in Minnesota where I live and I have commented favorably on his campaign to friends, to family, and in these pages. I am proud of my support for his candidacy...

Elephant Graveyard

Published 07.05.2016
The story is circulating this weekend that high-level operatives in the Republican Party are preparing a third-party candidacy to challenge Donald Trump and the winner of the Democratic nomination in the general elections this fall. Such a...

Charles Koch Likes Hillary Clinton: What Does It Mean?

Published 25.04.2016
On Sunday, April 24, billionaire Charles Koch — by some estimates the ninth-wealthiest person in the world — gave an interview to ABC News. It was, I must confess my grudging respect, brilliant political theater. Koch struck a high-minded pose...

When Bernie Met Francis

Published 18.04.2016
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took time off from the campaign trail on April 15 to address the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, a kind of think tank located at the Vatican. How to describe the address? It will likely have little direct...

Why Is Bernie Sanders Polling So Well? (Hint: It’s His Policies)

Published 02.04.2016
Bernie Sanders has better poll numbers than any candidate for president, from either party. Consider his latest numbers (March 31) from Huff Post Pollster. Bernie bests Donald Trump by 52 to 41. Against Ted Cruz, Bernie leads 51 to 41; and vs....

It's Still Trump Vs. Cruz: Do We Laugh or Cry?

Published 15.02.2016
There's an old saying: "Never wrestle with a pig. You both get all dirty, and the pig likes it." The Republican debate of February 13 broke that rule. The candidates mud-wrestled all evening long, and the results were grim. Indeed, the debate...

Michael Bloomberg for President?

Published 27.01.2016
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg must know that this is his last rodeo. If he does not run for President in 2016, the year in which he turns 74, there will be no opportunity for him in four years. News reports suggest that he is...

Bernie Sanders and the New American Social Contract

Published 15.01.2016
The United States once enjoyed a governing policy focused and framed by a strong conception of the common good. From the 1930's to the close of the 1960's, there existed a bipartisan consensus that supported the proposition that American...