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Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Kevin Clarke
The Senate cafeteria workers are not asking for much—just an improved hourly rate that has a chance of catching up to inflation and something close to the health insurance abundance enjoyed by the senators they serve each day.
A "Fridays for the Future" protest in Bonn, Germany on March 3, 2019 (Mika Baumeister via Unsplash)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Stephen McNulty
Young people are feeling more anxious, uncertain, and often hopeless about the climate crisis than ever. But in order to make real progress, we have to move past those feelings and let ourselves hope.
A pro-life advocate prays during a "Love Them Both" rally sponsored by Indiana Right to Life July 26, 2022, at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. The rally took place while an Indiana Senate committee was preparing to vote on a bill that would ban most abortions in the state. (CNS photo/Sean Gallagher, The Criterion)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
Those who want to reduce or minimize abortion, as opposed to eliminating it, are in a more difficult political position. 
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
America's editors shy away from endorsing political candidates—but J.F.K. proved a hard case, both during his life and in the decades since.
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
A group of U.S. House representatives wrote to President Biden this week, urging his administration to work with the Mexican government in apprehending the murderer of Fathers Javier Campos and Joaquin Mora.
Hannah Joerger, left, Amanda Grosserode, center, and Mara Loughman hug after a Value Them Both watch party after the failure of a referendum to remove the right to abortion from the state constitution, on Aug. 2, 2022, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Charles C. Camosy
Abortion activists have been preparing for years for a battle like the one in Kansas. But pro-lifers may have been caught flat-footed, perhaps never really believing that Roe would fall.