US Politics

With the House of Representatives expected to vote this week on a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to existing federal nondiscrimination laws, Catholic leaders find themselves on both sides of the debate.
Tony Hale, Gary Cole and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in “Veep” (Colleen Hayes/HBO)
Brandon Sanchez May 13, 2019
A political satire with Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a constant presidential candidate, “Veep” gleefully exposed the hollowness of unbridled ambition, and it was fun (if also dread-inducing) through Sunday’s finale.
Refugee advocacy organizations have urged continued support for federal programs such as the U.S. Refugee Admissions Programs as necessary for assisting vulnerable people seeking a better way of life.
Larry Madaras May 03, 2019
Doris Kearns Goodwin’s strength is in the way she captures the presidential scene with companionable prose that most professional historians are unable to capture.
Paul Ryan, then the speaker of the U.S. House, attends a town hall meeting on April 27, 2016, at Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, in Washington, D.C. (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters)
Paul D. McNelis, S.J. May 02, 2019
The Rodney Dangerfield film “Back to School” has a lesson for even the most famous individuals: Anyone can benefit from hitting the books.
Outrage is the order of the day, and we see evidence of this everywhere. But Rebecca Traister wants to point out the productive power of anger as well.