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Matt Malone, S.J., is the President and Editor in Chief of America Media.
In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.March 04, 2008
Just when you thought the Texas prima-caucus system could not get any more complicated Anecdotal evidence and some early exit polls indicate that large numbers of Republicans are voting in the Democratic primary in Texas today presumably for Obama This mixes things up quite a bit because anyone w
In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.February 26, 2008
Does anyone really think that it would have been better to have Richard Nixon rather than John Kennedy managing the Cuban Missile Crisis or Stephen Douglas rather than Lincoln confronting the crisis of secession Yet if the American people had made their choices for president in 1960 and 1860 based
Matt Malone, S.J.February 11, 2008

This article was supposed to have been a post-mortem analysis of the 2008 presidential primary season. At least that’s what I thought I would write when I first proposed it. But that was back in the halcyon days of another era (exactly six weeks ago), when our understanding of American politics

In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.January 30, 2008
Florida is practically giddy today over last night s win not for McCain or Clinton but for the sunshine state itself which had its first decisive presidential primary in recent memory A Florida Boost blares the front-page headline of The Miami Herald The state s leading newspaper observed
In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.January 27, 2008
Senator Barack Obama went fishing for endorsements and landed the equivalent of a thirty-five pound Cape Cod striper Senator Ted Kennedy has decided to endorse Obama the big winner in Saturday s Democratic primary in South Carolina This is big Kennedy s titanic political figure casts a hu
In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.January 13, 2008
On Meet the Press this morning Senator Hillary Clinton accused her host Tim Russert of being Jesuitical in his argumentation The Jesuit-educated Russert Canisius High School in Buffalo N Y and John Carroll University in Cleveland was pressing Senator Clinton on her 2002 vote to authori
In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.January 09, 2008
The exit polls from New Hampshire may keep Mike Huckabee awake tonight We all know that Huckabee won in Iowa because of the big turn-out of born-again and evangelical voters And we all knew that Huckabee would carry the evangelical vote in New Hampshire but still lose the primary because there jus
In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.January 04, 2008
For terminal politicos like me last night was a much coveted but rarely experienced moment of real political drama No one knew what was going to happen in yesterday s Iowa caucuses This just doesn t happen in elections any more and it was fun to watch There is more than enough analysis of th
Matt Malone, S.J.December 17, 2007
Adlai E. Stevenson would not have fared well in the 2007 presidential primary debates, though he was perhaps the greatest American orator of the 20th century. “Religious experience is highly intimate,” the two-time presidential candidate once said, “and, for me, ready words are not
Matt Malone, S.J.November 05, 2007
Aided by the moral teaching of the church, U.S. Catholics should carefully form their consciences in order to participate in public life, according to a draft document on faith and citizenship prepared by the Administrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and made available to A