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Robert David Sullivan is a senior editor at America magazine.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
Let us all pause to imagine Donald J. Trump saying, “I can only ask your forgiveness” to anyone.
The sun rises over the U.S. Capitol in Washington Nov. 9, 2022, as election results continued to be tallied across the U.S. to determine control of Congress. (CNS photo/Tom Brenner, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Robert David Sullivan
Almost everyone is frustrated because they want one party to finally achieve a decisive win and pull the country out of a polarization vortex — but it never happens.
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Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Robert David Sullivan
The editors have put together this guide to some of the most important issues facing voters this fall, with a focus on how Catholics can make choices that respect life and consider the common good.
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Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
Pace yourself. Don’t overdose on political news thinking that it will all be over soon.
Phillip Mendoza joined other anti-abortion supporters at the California March for Life rally held at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on June 22, 2022. On Nov. 8, California voters will be asked to add the right to an abortion to the California Constitution. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
Robert David Sullivan
In a new episode of Voting Catholic, host Sebastian Gomes discusses abortion after the reversal of Roe with America magazine contributor Jacqui Oesterblad, ethicist Richard Doerflinger and Marcia Lane McGee of New Wave Feminists.
A California Highway Patrol officer lifts police tape to let parents and students leave a cordoned-off area following a shooting at a school campus in Oakland, Calif., on Sept. 28, 2022. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group via AP)
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
Robert David Sullivan
In a new episode of Voting Catholic, host Sebastian Gomes discusses the American ”idolatry” of guns with Gonzaga University’s Patrick McCormick and Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio.
A customer pumps gas at an Exxon gas station on May 10, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
Robert David Sullivan
In a new episode of Voting Catholic, Sebastian Gomes speaks with the economist Tony Annett about the causes of inflation—and with Catherine Orr, a pastoral associate in Wisconsin, about the pressure of rising prices for gas and other goods.
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Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Robert David Sullivan
I have covered this growing pessimism about our political system in previous columns, but the evidence keeps coming.
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Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Robert David Sullivan
Americans across the political spectrum can agree that both parties have dumbed down democracy, but only the Republican Party is rapidly moving toward the idea of simply refusing to accept election losses.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Robert David Sullivan
As a large voting bloc that is “split down the middle,” Catholics have an outsized role in determining this year’s election results. Will they focus on abortion, the economy or some other political issue?