Editorial

You Vote, They Decide

Big campaign donations threaten the common good by allowing big donors to drown out the voices of ordinary voters both before and after elections.

All Hands on Deck

The National Climate Assessment report makes clear that the emission of carbon is causing climate change; this is not a hypothesis, but a scientific fact.

Style & Substance

Pope Francis boldly enlists the legacies of his two predecessors in support of his upcoming Synod on the Family.

Voting Rights & Wrongs

Republicans in nine states have pushed through laws with strict photo ID requirements as well as a variety of limitations on early voting and absentee voting. Why?

Going It Alone

The GOP’s obduracy on income inequality has kept the federal government from adopting any policy that might increase the take-home pay of low-income workers.

Power Play

Events that trigger major international conflicts often appear small in retrospect. What's happening in Ukraine provides another example of this paradox.

Missed Opportunity

The UN made several recommendations the Holy See would do well to heed. But it weakened its case by weighing in on doctrinal matters unrelated to abuse.

So Far, So Good

Iran’s nuclear ambitions are a serious problem, but demanding complete Iranian capitulation, either at the negotiating table or on the battlefield, is no solution.

Minimal Wages

The argument for raising the minimum wage is as much moral as economic; it is an argument about fairness and the dignity of labor.

Out of the Tomb

The differences between Francis and Benedict have been exaggerated, but the exhortation does signal a real contrast of emphasis between the two popes.

The Threat of Peace

The opportunity to roll back Iran’s nuclear program should not be forfeited because of the belligerent posturing of Netanyahu and hawks on Capitol Hill.

A Chat with Pope Francis

The transcript of the editors’ conversation with the pope has been translated from the original Italian into Latin, then English, then back into Italian ...
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