Nathan Schneider, a contributing writer for America, is a reporter and professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderSeptember 24, 2019
The phrase always seems to come at the end of a sentence—change the world, period. Change the world how?
Faith Faith in Focus
Nathan SchneiderApril 22, 2019
Welcome! Christ is risen.
Politics & Society Last Take
Nathan SchneiderFebruary 11, 2019
Today, it is easier than ever for activists to command attention for a moment but harder to form the lasting relationships and organizations that are also needed to make lasting change.
Necessary change can happen during tumult, argues the veteran activist George Lakey, while tranquility can keep unjust conditions in place. (iStock/PeopleImages)
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderJanuary 14, 2019
Polarized times tempt danger, such as the very real authoritarian surge happening around the world right now. But necessary changes often take place during periods of tumult, not tranquility.
U.S President Donald Trump gestures outside the Elysee Palace after his talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Nov. 10. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderNovember 15, 2018
Maybe we just like victimizing each other and never addressing basic problems. But our young citizens have had enough of this political show and are making a spectacle of their own.
Faith Short Take
Nathan SchneiderAugust 21, 2018
Using an abuse and accountability scandal to scapegoat Catholic queerness is not O.K.
Obsessive monitoring of the president, whoever he is, serves as a cheap, news-like substitute for actual reporting.(photo composite from CNS and AP images)
Politics & Society Features
Nathan SchneiderMay 30, 2018
The presidency has become a cult to which we are expected to constantly direct our attention; the result is a disenchantment with democracy.
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderMay 18, 2018
Despite being out of sight, the bombs are as ever-present as micro-aggressions and mass incarceration.
Arts & Culture Books
Nathan SchneiderMay 01, 2018
What if we could make economics uninteresting again?
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderMarch 14, 2018
The Vatican just held a hackathon. Take a moment to recover from the shock.