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Kate Scanlon - OSV News
Trump has blamed the issue of abortion and pro-life voters for the Republican Party’s underperformance in the 2022 midterm election cycle—a theme he repeated in his April 8 social media posts.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
In a year that is supposedly a test of “small-d” democracy, the voice of the voters seems fainter than ever.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
It is not democratic, with a small “d,” for major media outlets to simply ignore concerns shared by a wide majority of the electorate.
This combo image shows President Joe Biden, left, Jan. 5, 2024 and Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, right, on Jan. 19, 2024. (AP Photo, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
When applied to political leaders, the language of “inevitability” and “invincibility” is profoundly dangerous. It also violates the teaching of the the Gospel that God has given us free will.
In addition to Colorado and Maine, officials in at least 10 other states may soon try to disqualify Mr. Trump, seen here speaking in front of a row of American flags. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Politics & SocietyExplainer
John Davenport
Colorado and Maine have forced the U.S. Supreme Court to make a quick decision on whether Donald J. Trump can be removed from the ballot for having encouraged an ”insurrection.”
Politics & SocietyOf Many Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Whatever the court decides, Mr. Trump’s brazen refusal to accept the will of the voters or constitutional limits on presidential power still needs to be confronted and rejected.