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Ferguson Divides Us Less Than We Imagine

What you may have heard is how racially polarized the country is in its reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown. But polarization is the wrong concept here.

Blind Ideological Justice

We are confronted with a conservative judiciary using any argument it can to win ideological victories that elude their side in the elected branches of government.

Bordering on Heartless

The crisis at our border has brought out the worst in our political system and a degree of plain nastiness that we should not be proud of as a nation.

After Hobby Lobby

It’s unfortunate that the Obama administration’s initial, parsimonious exemption for religious groups helped ignite the firestorm that led to Hobby Lobby.

Something Is Wrong

To know you need help that you cannot somehow conjure up through your own power frees you. You have to turn from yourself to something outside yourself.

Dick Cheney’s Chutzpah

Cheney's Obama polemic would be outrageous even if our former vice president’s record on Iraq was one of absolute clairvoyance. But he was wrong in almost every way.

Eric Cantor & the Tea Party Purge

Republican leaders happily rode the Tea Party tiger when it was convenient. Now, Cantor has fallen to the forces he and his colleagues unleashed and encouraged.

Neither Shock Nor Crisis

That the rise of the right in European Parliament elections resembles the rise of fascism in the 1930s is nonsense; sovereignty was the most important theme.

Modi’s M.O.

The RSS is the real force behind Modi’s victory, and many believe it will be calling the shots in the new government.

The U.S. Sisters & the Holy See

The awkward conversation between the LCWR and the CDF may turn out to be just the kind of encounter the church needs.

The Liberals' Defense Counsel

Elizabeth Warren is a populist, but she is not nearly as left-wing as many say. And here’s betting that she won’t run against Hillary Clinton.

Nanny Cam

Vivian Maier was so obscure that her first public notice was a death announcement. Now she has the world wondering why she hid hundreds of photographs.
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