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Trumpism's Ideological Wasteland

Trumpism is an ideological wasteland where anger is the only point and winning is the only objective. This GOP convention is what the wasteland looks like.

The Art of Resistance

The critic and novelist John Berger argues that “the future has been downsized”—restricted to the mercenary parameters of finance capital and digital technocracy.
CNS/Art Babych:Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto speaks alongside other Canadian religious leaders

Canada Allows Doctor-Assisted Dying

Canada’s long-standing ban on physician-assisted death is over. Though Canada has a predilection for polite and civil exchange, was the debate heated enough?
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Misericordia in the Internet Age

Online media in the wake of tragedy could be doing something good. It may be a modern means of activating an ancient genre: a particular subset of human sorrow.
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'The Rich Countries Must Show Mercy'

Though the Philippines’ poor have contributed the least to the nation’s climate-related crises, it is they who have lost the most, and who stand to lose still more.

A Church for Peace?

Church teaching about the use of force is paradoxical. “Just peace”—not just war—should be the distinguishing mark and calling of the global Catholic Church.
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The Presidential Popularity Problem

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both need to boost their popularity, but Clinton has more room to grow. History tells us she could get that boost.
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The Politics of Attrition

Spain is at a political impasse. How could the center-right People’s Party, so mired in scandal, finish first in the general elections?

Europe After Brexit

The British referendum revealed the weakness of the political establishment. The phenomenon points to the opening of a new chapter in Europe's post-war history.

How Did We Get Here?

Where is a compelling vision of human well-being? Missing is the sense that “we are all really responsible for all.” This feeds into the hands of people like Trump.

Only the Next Step

The tensions within Orthodoxy are partly theological. But there is also a more worldly clash of interests, including the rivalry between Constantinople and Moscow.

Sound & Fury

Brexit may end up being not a setback but an opportunity. And a decade or two from now, we may well find it difficult to recall what all the fuss was about.
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