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Robert David Sullivan is a senior editor at America magazine.
A voter in Louisville, Ky., completes his ballot for his state’s primary election, held on June 23. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David SullivanSeptember 17, 2020
Even small shifts in the Catholic vote, which covers a lot of ground both geographically and ideologically, could make the difference in the presidential election, writes Robert David Sullivan.
Homeless outreach personnel assist passengers found sleeping on subway cars in New York City on April 30. New York has the highest income inequality among the 50 states, comparable to the inequality in the nation of Angola. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David SullivanMay 29, 2020
Death rates from the coronavirus have been highest in low-income areas, writes Robert David Sullivan. And according to one measure of economic inequality, the U.S. more closely resembles Latin America and Africa than Europe.
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.