Arts & CultureLast Take
Mary Gordon
I believe that because the people about whom I am writing share with me a vocabulary, a set of images and shared practices, there are some firm grounds on which we can all stand.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Bill McGarvey
The new podcast by Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama seemed like it would be a compelling listening experience...but instead “Renegades” is often a squirmy mess.  
Photographs of descendants of enslaved people who were sold by Georgetown University and the Maryland Jesuits to southern Louisiana in 1838. (Claire Vail/American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society via AP)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
J.D. Long-García
The collaboration with the Jesuits addresses a specific historical injustice but more broadly seeks to offer a model that might accelerate racial healing and advance racial justice in the United States.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Joe Biden wants to build support among U.S. citizens so that the G.O.P. is forced to work with him.
Members of the Atlanta Korean American Committee against Asian Hate Crime raise their fists as they meet at a Korean restaurant in Duluth, Ga., on March 18, 2021, after the fatal shootings at at three Atlanta-area spas. (USA/Dustin Chambers, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
The Korean Catholic Martyrs Church gathered to offer prayers for the victims and prayers for peace. The parish will be stepping up to join other civic and religious bodies as a community response is mapped out.
Arts & CultureBooks
Thomas P. Rausch
Two recent books by Benjamin McKean and Vincent Bevins show the violence done to developing countries in the name of economic prosperity and U.S. political hegemony.