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John W. Miller is a Pittsburgh-based former Wall Street Journal staff reporter and co-director of the PBS film “Moundsville.”
Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckereberg and Pope Francis (AP)
Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
More than any previous pontiff, Francis has been lobbied by C.E.O.s to soften his skepticism about capitalism, and he in turn has pressed them to better serve the poor and the planet.
Glenn Close as Mamaw in ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (photo: Netflix)
Arts & CultureFilm
John W. Miller
Let’s unpack this critique, because how the poor are represented matters.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives with pizza as he visits Pittsburgh Local Fire Fighters No. 1 in Pittsburgh, Pa., Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
John W. Miller
Catholics are crucial in all battleground states. In Pennsylvania they make up a quarter of the electorate.
A woman confronts riot police during a Black Lives Matter protest in Washington on June 1. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
John W. Miller
The Catholic Church and the U.S. law-enforcement are both powerful institutions with fiercely loyal agents who have covered up misdeeds.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
John W. Miller
The pandemic will not prove to be an existential threat, but it is likely to change what and how Americans buy and eat. They may be forced to buy food closer to where it is grown or processed.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
John W. Miller
How to expand health coverage while containing costs is one of the great unanswered questions in American politics.
Arts & CultureBooks
John W. Miller
Victor Pickard wants to help “reinvent journalism” by working out a new economic model based on some sort of public subsidy for reporting outlets all over the country.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
John W. Miller
Trump voters were holding firm in early March, reports John W. Miller, but Covid-19 may bring a sea change in the key states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa.
FaithFaith in Focus
John W. Miller
Baseball didn’t fall from the sky. It is a gift, made by humans. It is exciting. It could disappear.
Arts & CultureBooks
John W. Miller
Dan Bevacqua’s debut novel, the darkly comic 'Molly Bit,' follows the rise and fall of a Hollywood star.