Since the Democrats' pummeling in November's midterm elections, the president has moved forcefully to show he will use all the power he still has.
Identifying and putting together different constituencies is nothing new in politics. But in recent decades it’s become a new religion, especially among Democrats.
An American cardinal? Maybe, or maybe not: Some of Francis's choices last year were so unconventional that it’s difficult to know what he’ll do this time around.
Can we now say with confidence that our government will not use torture again? In light of reaction to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report, I fear we can't.
The pushback to Pope Francis’s reforms is intensifying and the Jesuit pontiff is not shy to admit it. “But that’s a good sign for me – that it’s out in the open."
Most American pay packets are lagging behind the growth in the economy. Why? To answer this requires a little background on the Federal Reserve Board.
It's striking how many priests and bishops famous for quoting papal documents ad nauseam seem unable even to pronounce the name of Francis’s apostolic exhortation.
If people paid attention to what Francis says – including bishops and cardinals, even retired – they would not be confused about where he wants to move the church.
Obama’s decision to back away from a policy of separating families of undocumented immigrants brings utterly contradictory responses from Republicans and Democrats.
The press and the public prefer to make parents of disabled kids into saints, and to accept and justify whatever actions those parents choose to take.
The highlight of an upcoming three-day sojourn will be a visit to the Phanar, the Istanbul home of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I.