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In addition to Colorado and Maine, officials in at least 10 other states may soon try to disqualify Mr. Trump, seen here speaking in front of a row of American flags. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Politics & SocietyExplainer
John Davenport
Colorado and Maine have forced the U.S. Supreme Court to make a quick decision on whether Donald J. Trump can be removed from the ballot for having encouraged an ”insurrection.”
Arts & CultureBooks
Christine Lenahan
In 'The Deadline,' Jill Lepore uses her deep historical knowledge to ground the reader in truthful analysis, synthesizing complex ideas into their most digestible form.
Arts & CultureBooks
Harold W. Attridge
In 'Ancient Echoes,' the highly respected Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann provides a provocative set of essays that provides a useful treasury of biblical texts potentially relevant to contemporary political discussion.
A woman walks through rows of white-wrapped bodies, touching one, as Palestinians mourn their relatives killed in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, outside a morgue in Rafah, southern Gaza, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Russell Pollitt, S.J.
For many in South Africa, there is a symbolic significance in the decision to pursue the genocide charge. In 2024, South Africa celebrates 30 years of democracy, yet vast injustices still permeate South African society because of its traumatic history.
A man stands in front of a burnt out house following an attacked by gunmen in, Bokkos, north central Nigeria, on Dec. 26, 2023. (AP Photo)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
As many as 295 people were killed in a series of apparently coordinated raids on some 30 villages in Nigeria’s Plateau State that began on Dec. 23 and continued through Christmas Day.
Politics & SocietyOf Many Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Whatever the court decides, Mr. Trump’s brazen refusal to accept the will of the voters or constitutional limits on presidential power still needs to be confronted and rejected.