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The New St. Nick?

Bernie Sanders is reminding his party of something it often forgets: Government was once popular because it provided tangible benefits to large numbers of Americans.

Our Kids

The pattern of income inequality is more than a social problem, Robert Putnam says; it's a social tragedy, most devastating in the lives of poor American children.

Beyond the Abortion Wars

Charles Camosy believes we are “on the verge of a new moment in the abortion debate," politically capable of compromise. But has he misunderstood Catholic teaching?

Spare the Rod

The effect of violence on the lives of children: high rates of depression, criminal behavior, domestic violence, rape, substance abuse, and acquired disabilities.

Blackballed

Pinckney's short history deals with basic things—Reconstruction, Ku Klux Klan terrorism, crude political machinations like Plessy v Ferguson—white people can forget.

Last Word: Senioritis

Often the way our society treats "senior citizens" assumes that as bodies age, individuality decreases. But aren't whiskers and white socks a sign of unique wisdom?

We Would Miss Obamacare

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, at least 10 million fewer Americans are uninsured. The drop in the nation’s uninsured rate is the largest since the early 1970s.

'Envy' vs. 'Greed'

Paul Ryan’s "envy economics" label invites a description of his own approach, which would slash taxes on the rich and cut programs for the poor and middle class.

Letters | Deciding to die in America

Continuing the debate on programs like POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment).

Don't Govern on Fantasies

The prevailing view among conservatives: The GOP's central goal should be to spend two more years making Obama look bad.

Get Used to Gridlock

The nation faces problems that are real and pressing. Yet our political system remains stagnant—and that’s unlikely to change even after 2014.

The Pope's American Messenger

The appointment of Blase Cupich will have an impact beyond the Catholic Church because it tells us about the role Francis wants the church to play in American life.
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Book Reviews

Our Kids

June 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 2 comments

Blackballed

May 4, 2015 | 0 comments

Fetal Positions

March 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Continental Divide

May 3, 2010 | 0 comments

Converts to a Cause

December 14, 2009 | 0 comments