Politics

The GOP's Maddening Trump Conundrum

The challenge before Republicans such as Ryan who try to preserve their standing as principled politicians while also preaching party unity requires verbal tricks.

'Evicted'

Matthew Desmond's book, through data he compiled on evictions across the U.S., explains the grubby mechanics of exploitation at the bottom end of the housing market.

Don't Mainstream Trump

Donald Trump’s Republican primary triumph means that this cannot be a normal election. Americans must come together across party lines to defeat him decisively.

Real Voter Fraud

Seventeen states have imposed tough new voting restrictions for this election, a campaign of voter suppression that presents a true threat to our democratic system.

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.
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