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Robert David Sullivan is a senior editor at America magazine.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders walks to his car after speaking to reporters on March 11 in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Robert David SullivanMarch 11, 2020
Joe Biden’s victory in the Michigan primary is raising hopes he can rebuild the “blue wall,” but Robert David Sullivan writes that a Democratic coalition may not be easy to assemble this fall.
Political instability led to the addition of Venezuela to the Global Conflict Tracker last year. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David SullivanMarch 06, 2020
The Global Conflict Tracker, part of the Council on Foreign Relations, listed 26 “conflicts around the world of concern to the United States” as of February, and there are new threats on the horizon.
Voters cast ballots for the Super Tuesday primary election at a voting center in El Segundo, Calif., on March 3. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Robert David SullivanMarch 04, 2020
Super Tuesday voters were not keen on a contested convention, writes Robert David Sullivan, and Sanders fumbled his opportunity to unite the Democratic Party.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at a campaign rally on Sunday, March 1, in Norfolk, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Robert David SullivanMarch 02, 2020
The stop-Sanders movement is coalescing around Joe Biden, writes Robert David Sullivan, but is it too late? Super Tuesday may provide the answer.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden departs services at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Robert David SullivanFebruary 24, 2020
Bernie Sanders may yet unify the Democrats, writes Robert David Sullivan, but there are still questions about what to do if most primary voters oppose him.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, with his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders, arrives to at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 11. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Robert David SullivanFebruary 12, 2020
Sanders is the weak Democratic frontrunner after Iowa and New Hampshire, writes Robert David Sullivan, and his divide-and-conquer strategy may not work forever.
Caucus goers check in at Roosevelt High School on Feb. 3 in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Robert David SullivanFebruary 04, 2020
We still do not have the official results from the Iowa caucuses, writes Robert David Sullivan, but we have lessons to learn from the fiasco.
Pope Francis holds his pastoral staff as he celebrates Mass marking the feast of All Souls at Laurentino Cemetery in Rome on Nov. 2, 2018. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Dispatches
Robert David SullivanDecember 27, 2019
What is coming up in 2020, from Holy Days of Obligation to the presidential election and the Summer Olympics.
A major fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris this past April left many readers asking, “Where was God?” (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David SullivanDecember 13, 2019
Articles that tackled perplexing questions (“Why Do Some Catholics Oppose Pope Francis?” “Where Was God When Notre Dame Was in Flames?”) were especially popular with our readers in 2019. But what else made the hit list?
Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David SullivanDecember 02, 2019
Federal spending on children fell to 1.9 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product in 2018.