Politics

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.

Trump's Foreign 'Policy'

Candidate Trump offers a set of fatuous, swaggering reactions that he trots out in response to various topics in international relations. Is that "policy"?

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 Hubris of Culture

The "culture industry" testifies to the expansionist ambitions of the late capitalist system, which can now colonize fantasy and enjoyment as it once did countries.

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.

From Rubella to Zika

Remembering responses to the rubella crisis might inform our reactions to Zika. Advocacy for mothers and appreciation for the work of pregnancy should be priorities.

Hidden in Plain Sight

The three new works reviewed here demonstrate that there are still new and important things to say about the twentieth century’s emblematic tragedy.

'Why the Right Went Wrong'

Rather than a triumph, Dionne says "the history of contemporary American conservatism is a story of disappointment and betrayal.” But is his diagnosis correct?
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