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Voices
Robert David Sullivan is a senior editor at America magazine.
(AP Photo/Matthew J. Sroka)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Robert David Sullivan
A record low moving rate may be worsening inequality in the United States.
The rapid proliferation of air-conditioners to cope with the heat is itself a major contributor to global warming.(imaslev/iStock)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Robert David Sullivan

Most Americans say they have changed their behavior to help protect the environment—whether because they are heeding the warnings of Pope Francis in his encyclical “Laudato Si’” or are alarmed by stories of severe weather and rising sea levels. But summer may bring the biggest test of good intentions.

Politics & SocietyOf Many Things
Robert David Sullivan
There is a bubble in American politics, but it is not separating Democratic and Republican voters; it is keeping political leaders of both parties from hearing the voices outside Washington.
Former President Barack Obama accepts the 2017 Profile in Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
Both political parties are getting further out of touch from the average voters.
Omaha Democratic mayoral candidate Heath Mello waves to supporters at a rally on April 20.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Robert David Sullivan
The expulsion of pro-life candidates may doom the Democrats to minority status.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Robert David Sullivan
The U-turn on environmental policies comes as evidence mounts that climate change has already caused significant damage, from killing large sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to causing severe drought in Africa.
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FaithDispatches
Robert David Sullivan
Father Monan led the Jesuit university for 24 years.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. talks about the American Health Care Act during a March 8 news conference in Washington. (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters) 
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
The American Health Care Act seriously tests many principles of Catholic social teaching.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan receives the gavel from House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 3. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Politics & SocietySigns Of the Times
Robert David Sullivan
The pro-life movement may be one of the biggest beneficiaries as the Republicans take control of both the White House and Congress.
Politics & SocietyCulture
Robert David Sullivan
After decades of books that described presidential campaigns as thrill rides, political scientists have begun to push back.