Domestic Affairs

'Evicted'

Matthew Desmond's book, through data he compiled on evictions across the U.S., explains the grubby mechanics of exploitation at the bottom end of the housing market.

Don't Mainstream Trump

Donald Trump’s Republican primary triumph means that this cannot be a normal election. Americans must come together across party lines to defeat him decisively.

Real Voter Fraud

Seventeen states have imposed tough new voting restrictions for this election, a campaign of voter suppression that presents a true threat to our democratic system.

Two Steps Back

The forced resignation of the widely respected Tony Spence, who had a long history of serving the Catholic press, raises questions about changes at the USCCB.

The Irony of Celebrity Populism

Donald Trump has played on the fragility of our media system, which can’t get enough of him, and on a pervasive pain among those cast aside by our economy.

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.

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.

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.
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