Ideas

Douglas J. Gladstone March 26, 2020
Baseball is not a religion, but plenty of its players find their real vocation after retirement.
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Elizabeth Grace Matthew March 20, 2020
Generation X came of age in a culture awash in dreams of women’s perpetual and idealized childhood being sold as feminist empowerment.
The cast of ABC's "Nothing Sacred"
James Martin, S.J. February 21, 2020
"Nothing Sacred" is the rare television show that deals with American Catholicism in an intelligent, adult manner.
Members of the cast of ABC's 1997 show "Nothing Sacred." 
Nick Ripatrazone February 21, 2020
The television series about an urban Catholic church was groundbreaking, and there has been nothing like it since.
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Jim McDermott February 14, 2020
At times “10 Things” feels like being witness to little acts of self-liberation.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Bill McGarvey February 13, 2020
Our youngest cohort of voters is opting for a radical political departure because they have seen the future we have imagined for them, and have found it wanting.