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July 22, 2019

Vol. 221 / No. 2

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Arts & Culture Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.June 28, 2019

Did you frame your responses in the form of a question?

Democratic presidential candidate former vice president Joe Biden, left, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., all talk at the same time during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersJuly 12, 2019

In an online survey, America asked members of its “U.S. Politics Catholic Discussion Group” on Facebook and other readers for their thoughts on the debates.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJuly 09, 2019

The Editors: The United States risks engaging in an unending financial war with Iran that could slip into a military one at the slightest provocation.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJuly 12, 2019

Even if the Supreme Court were willing, judicial oversight would not be a panacea for gerrymandering.

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Politics & Society Short Take
Samantha LawlerJuly 12, 2019

We know of at least 4,000 planets outside our solar system, writes the astronomer Samantha Lawler, but we will not be visiting any of them soon—nor do we know if any are inhabitable. Exploring space teaches us the fragility of Earth.

Politics & Society Dispatches

“You don’t have to regulate your borders with cruelty and inhumanity. There’s no need for that.”

Bishop Charles Thompson speaks after he is introduced as the new archbishop of Indianapolis in Indianapolis.
Faith Dispatches

The Midwest Jesuits plan to appeal a decree by Archbishop Thompson of Indianapolis that Brebeuf Jesuit High School is no longer recognized as a Catholic school after the school’s administrators refused to terminate a teacher in a same-sex marriage as requested by the archdiocese.