Politics

Sharing the Prosperity

The American labor movement has been pushed back on nearly every front. Its revival is the key to reducing economic inequality and fostering shared prosperity.

Obama & Hiroshima's Moral Lessons

As a student of Reinhold Niebuhr, President Obama has sought out occasions on which he could preach about the ironies and uncertainties of human action.

Take That, Max Weber

The affection and tenderness of the "Irish Journal" is a stark contrast to Heinrich Böll’s bitter novellas and short stories of the same years.

Protect Thy Neighbor

Instead of jettisoning the just-war tradition, it would be better for the church to be more willing to condemn wars when they fail to meet its rigorous demands.

Is the GOP Losing Its Religion?

In the 2016 campaign, there's a profound pessimism among conservative Christians that contrasts sharply with the movement’s hopeful spirit in its Reagan Era heyday.

Consenting Adults

Historian Frank Oakley rejects the idea that that Greece and Rome were secular. He insists that the “seedbed" for individual rights lies in the Latin Middle Ages.

Stop the Killing

The stark clarity of Dylann Roof’s case should actually serve to underscore all the reasons to hope and work for an end to the death penalty.

Lincoln's Religion

Lincoln is a riddle because we are a riddle to ourselves. We are his heirs, for good and for ill. We cannot escape his legacy, and we don’t know what to make of it.

Getting What We Pay For

Many Americans (and American businessmen) think that the United States has the highest tax rates in the world. But that it isn’t even close to being true.

Still Two Cities

Can a progressive-minded approach can work in a city where the more severe measures of the past failed to prevent a steady increase in the number of homeless people?

Clinton, Sanders & 'Visionary Gradualism'

For Clinton and Sanders, coming together should reflect a shared commitment to taking the country in a direction very different from the one Trump is calling for.
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Last Word: Black Lives, White Catholics

How can injustice be remedied when it is invisible? White Catholics—and indeed all white people—must learn how racism perpetuates black suffering and death.
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