FaithFaith and Reason
Patrick Kelly
Ignatian discernment might help our contemporary leaders see where they are being falsely led and where the truth might be.
Arts & CultureBooks
Daniel Burke
The best essays in 'The God Beat' are quietly reflective, deeply informed, subjective but not solipsistic.
Insurrectionists scale the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Politics & SocietyVantage Point
Robert David Sullivan
A month before this Independence Day, a group of 100 scholars warned about “the recent deterioration of U.S. democracy.” America has been covering this topic from all angles; here are highlights from our archives.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
Though an about-face by the Biden administration brought welcome news to advocates for refugee resettlement, the process raised concerns about the political calculus at work.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Justine Limpitlaw
The quietening of the middle—of the many reasonable voices that can disagree but respectfully so; of the many ordinary people contributing to the marketplace of ideas, not burning it down—is a terrible side-effect of Facebook’s business model.
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post on May 12. In a speech before the vote, Ms. Cheney reportedly championed the importance of being a “party based on truth.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Republicans have booted Liz Cheney for resisting the lie that the 2020 election was stolen. This move could boomerang on those who champion the truths of tradition and faith.