Election 2016

Daniel Philpott August 22, 2019
In her new book on 'Red State Christians,' Angela Denker seeks “greater engagement and conversation at a time when America feels pulled to its extremes, when our first national impulse is to block and unfriend anyone who disagrees with us."
David E. DeCosse October 25, 2018
The U.S. bishops need to revise—or replace— "Faithful Citizenship" in order to better reflect the teaching of Pope Francis and to respond to the authoritarian populist nationalism of Donald Trump and his administration.
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Daniel Allott August 24, 2018
Since the 2016 election, many have simply stopped trying to understand those with whom they disagree. But we can discuss politics if we ask fair questions and listen, then listen some more.
An immigration rally takes place April 18 outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The U.S. bishops' migration committee chair in a July 18 statement urged President Donald Trump to "ensure permanent protection" for youth under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) 
Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo August 17, 2017
In the face of an emboldened white supremacy movement, I find the defensive posture of some conservatives more and more trying.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., right, and former talk show host David Letterman arrive for their conversation at 92Y in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Bill McGarvey July 11, 2017
Who better to combat the absurd, dark joke at the heart of the rise of Trumpism than someone like Al Franken?
Margot Patterson June 13, 2017
The misclassification of government documents has caught people up in phony scandals costly to them and to the public at large.