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Robert David Sullivan is a senior editor at America magazine.
Politics & SocietyIn All Things
Robert David Sullivan
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 Sullivan
Maybe our nostalgia for “better days” is simply a case of buyer’s remorse.
Politics & Society
Robert David Sullivan
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)
Columns
Robert David Sullivan
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 SullivanJohn CarrMatt Malone, S.J.Nathan SchneiderMargot Patterson
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 Sullivan
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 Sullivan
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 Sullivan
“Things aren’t that bad” has never been a good message for increasing Democratic turnout.
Expected Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump awkwardly introduced his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, on Saturday. Will this week's Republican National Convention be better orchestrated? (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David Sullivan
Trump's awkward introduction of his running mate heightens the suspense of an offbeat convention.
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Robert David Sullivan
The Republicans have conquered the rural interior, while the Democrats are concentrated in a handful of big cities.