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Donald Trump Will Not Go Gently

Published 21.05.2017
  As Donald Trump traverses the Middle East and Europe on his first international trip, there is considerable discussion domestically concerning the possibility that he might be removed from office, either involuntarily through impeachment, or...

The South Korean Election:  What Happens Next?

Published 10.05.2017
  The sweeping victory of Emmanuel Macron in the recent French presidential election should not eclipse the result of the South Korean presidential race, in which the human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in won a decisive victory.  Indeed the South...

A Recovery Plan For the Catholic Church

Published 29.04.2017
Gabriel Moran has spent a lifetime laboring on Catholic themes. He was a member of the Christian Brothers until the age of fifty, when he left that religious order to marry. Even after this shift in vocations, Moran remained committed to...

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....