In this Sept. 1, 2021, file photo Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley speaks during a briefing with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
America’s top military chief was scorched by right-wing media outlets after book excerpts depicted a series of pre-emptive moves, not to protect the nation from a new terrorist threat but to save it from its outgoing president.
Former president Donald Trump at a lectern.
Politics & SocietyNews
Jack Jenkins - Religion News Service
“We did a lot for the Catholic vote,” the former president said on a call announcing the launch of a new national faith advisory board. “So we’ll have to talk to them. We’re gonna have to meet with the Catholics.”
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Americans who attend religious services frequently were more likely to vote for former President Donald Trump over President Joe Biden in the 2020 election, a new analysis found.
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.