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Politics & SocietyShort Take
J.D. Long García
In his first speech since the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, the former president seemed humbled and sought to bring the country together. But can this person unite America?
Former President Donald Trump appears with vice presidential candidate J.D. Vance during the Republican National Convention on July 15, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
At one time, the presence of Catholics on both major-party tickets would have been cause for celebration. But now Mr. Vance and Mr. Biden reflect the political divisions among U.S. Catholics.
FaithShort Take
Simcha Fisher
Once we start thinking about what God clearly made happen or clearly didn’t make happen, it opens up a whole world of uncomfortable questions.
Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures, with blood on his face, is assisted by guards after shots were fired during a campaign rally at the Butler Farm Show in Butler, Pa.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kevin Clarke
My fellow Americans, I have some bad news: This is who we are.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Lynn Casteel Harper
We must begin to notice, name and resist the distortions caused by ageism, so that more clear-eyed assessments of President Biden are possible.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden appear on stage before Mr. Biden delivers remarks on the 75th anniversary of NATO at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on July 9, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
Too many people opposing Mr. Trump have adopted an us-vs.-them mentality. Democrats must attempt to bridge the real divisions in the United States.