US Politics

Allyson Escobar, Zac Davis June 14, 2018
It is rare for penalties to be discussed in relation to a subject other than abortion.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted today to revise their document on Catholics in public life, "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," in advance of the 2020 presidential election. 
Photo by Ellen Boegel
Ellen K. Boegel June 14, 2018
Many ostensibly patriotic Americans do not know and, if known, do not obey, that federal law prohibits using the flag “as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery,” “embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs" and more.
Immigrants turn themselves in to Border Patrol agents on April 2 after illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S., and wait to be transported to processing center near McAllen, Tex. (CNS photo/Loren Elliott, Reuters) 
Kevin Clarke June 13, 2018
U.S. bishops may be prepared for a stronger pushback against Trump administration policies that are being criticized as cruel and outside the U.S. tradition on the welcoming of immigrants and the treatment of people seeking protection from harm.
Paris has achieved density near public transit without a lot of skyscrapers. (Photo by halbergman on iStock)
The Editors June 13, 2018
City planners are increasingly alarmed by two trends: a growing shortage of affordable housing and a nationwide decline in public transit ridership.
We need to understand more precisely who is at risk for abusing these drugs and how they get access to them. (iStock/Mitchell Wessels)
America This Week June 13, 2018
Our June 13  guest is Sally Satel