Domestic Affairs

Bookending a Culture War

Reflecting on the two Notre Dame graduations clearly reveals that the latest rounds of the culture wars have sputtered to an end—and that we need a new way forward.

From Hemingway to Charlie Hebdo

In two new books, Hazareesingh and Bell incorporate American views into the 20th century struggles between republicans and Catholics in France over "basic freedoms"

The New Trump?

Welcome to the New Donald Trump, a marvel of the Twitter-Cable-Facebook Non-Industrial Complex and the age of minuscule attention spans.

How Trump Has Harnessed Glamour

Glamour has imparted an important advantage to Donald Trump. He has used his persona to encourage and exploit an angry and violent undercurrent in American life.

Faith's 2016 Political Mysteries

With Pope Francis lifting up what can be called social justice Christianity, clichés that religion lives on the right end of American politics might be overturned.

The End of Trump

Recent events ratify what Trump skeptics have said all along: that he is utterly unprepared to be a serious candidate, let alone president of the United States.

Let Trump Be Heard

The Chicago anti-Trump protests exemplify an ugly strain of illiberalism, one that makes the right to expression contingent on the content of a speaker’s views.

Arizona's Voting Rights Alarm Bell

An outrage was perpetrated against voters in Arizona, and we can't ignore the warning that the disenfranchisement of thousands of its citizens offers our nation.

It's About Democracy

The conservatives who use “judicial activism” as a battering ram against liberals are the real judicial activists. That explains their opposition to Merrick Garland.

Going to Extremes

In a span of about twelve hours, Americans got definitive evidence that the Republican Party is in thrall to its most ideologically and tactically extreme forces.

Good for Everyone?

It has long been a truism among economists that free trade is the ideal. But maybe it's time to consider the harsher lessons of the past fifteen years.

GOP R.I.P.?

The “rebellion” of mostly white, working-class voters that Donald Trump has cynically appealed to could destroy an enduring institution. It has only itself to blame.
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