Robert David Sullivan is an associate editor at America magazine.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan receives the gavel from House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 3. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Politics & Society Signs Of the Times
Robert David SullivanJanuary 12, 2017
The pro-life movement may be one of the biggest beneficiaries as the Republicans take control of both the White House and Congress.
Politics & Society Culture
Robert David SullivanJanuary 10, 2017
After decades of books that described presidential campaigns as thrill rides, political scientists have begun to push back.
Politics & Society In All Things
Robert David SullivanNovember 14, 2016
The police have shown little hostility toward the crowds, but retailers may be losing patience.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Politics & Society (Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David SullivanNovember 10, 2016
Maybe our nostalgia for “better days” is simply a case of buyer’s remorse.
Politics & Society
Robert David SullivanOctober 17, 2016
While Democratic presidential nominees have become almost invincible among the highly educated urbanites, Republicans have increased their margins among white voters in more rural areas.
(Flickr photo CC 2.0/Michael Fleshman/edited from original)
Robert David SullivanSeptember 28, 2016
In nine states some ex-felons must petition the courts or the governor to make them whole citizens again.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
In All Things
Robert David SullivanSeptember 27, 2016
We did not hear much if anything about crucial questions for Catholic voters.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Philadelphia on Sept. 19 (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File).
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David SullivanSeptember 22, 2016
The Democrats are still favored to win, but they risk being caught off-guard by a desire for change.
(Reuters/Jim Young)
Politics & Society
Robert David SullivanAugust 25, 2016
American Catholics translate to about 20 percent of all registered voters, but they may have an outsized effect on Trump's chances.
Hillary Clinton is signaling stability rather than a crisis mode with her choice of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as a running mate. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David SullivanJuly 25, 2016
“Things aren’t that bad” has never been a good message for increasing Democratic turnout.