Politics & Society Short TakeJoseph J. DunnFebruary 18, 2019
The confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh and the video of Covington Catholic High School students have launched many discussions about privilege. But private schools in the U.S. have long furthered the cause of democracy.
Joseph J. DunnSeptember 19, 2016
"The first lesson of the science lab is humility, a prerequisite to wisdom."
In All ThingsJoseph J. DunnSeptember 02, 2015
To change the racial composition of a school, one must change the neighborhood.
Joseph J. DunnApril 01, 2015
The day is almost upon us—April 15. For Americans, this is tax day. Yes, we pay taxes throughout the year, every day: property taxes on our homes, sales taxes in most states, excise taxes, gasoline taxes and of course income taxes. A nation’s expenditures of public funds, which are inevi
Joseph J. DunnFebruary 11, 2015
The vote to raise the minimum wage and minimum compensation (wages, plus tips and employer’s contribution to health insurance) by Seattle’s city council is the most aggressive in a series of efforts to increase pay for traditionally low-wage workers. Congress shows no interest in changin
Joseph J. DunnMarch 12, 2014
Many American Catholics are deeply concerned about business, and especially about large corporations. Readers of America have posted comments online: “Today’s businesses, especially large corporate businesses, focus on one thing, and one thing only…the Profit motive,” and &l
Joseph J. DunnNovember 20, 2013
As a society we acknowledge that a college degree opens doors to higher paying jobs. So it is not surprising that a case before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning a Michigan law that prohibits using racial criteria in admissions for public universities is receiving wide attention. Americans may disag