US Politics

A mourner leaves a funeral ceremony for Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani and his comrades, passing graffiti on the wall of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Maryann Cusimano Love January 08, 2020
The U.S. executive branch has long been expanding its powers to wage war, writes Maryann Cusimano Love, but President Trump seems eager to go even further in acting without congressional authorization.
Mourners attend a funeral procession for Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 6, 2020. The two men were killed Jan. 3 in a U.S. drone airstrike at Baghdad International Airport. (CNS photo/Nazanin Tabatabaee/, West Asia News Agency via Reuters)
Ryan Di Corpo January 06, 2020
Pope Francis prayed for peace from St. Peter’s Square. “War only brings death and destruction,” he said. “I call on all parties to keep alive the flame of dialogue and self-control and avoid the shadow of enmity.”
Analysts say Soleimani was a "much more powerful figure" than former al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden
Pope Francis I delivers his first blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected the 266th Roman Catholic pontiff. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Kevin Clarke December 30, 2019
Well, at least 10 of them.
Jonathan Malesic December 27, 2019
In her new book, Meghan Daum recounts how, despite her unimpeachable feminist and liberal commitments, she came to feel not just wrong, but alienated from a new generation of “extremely online” activists.
Our readers December 27, 2019
John Boehner was the subject of the 2019 America Profile (“A Conversation With Former House Speaker John Boehner,” 12/9/19). The cover story generated a fair amount of feedback, much of it expressing a longing for bipartisanship in the public square.