Terry Golway, a former columnist for America, is a senior editor at Politico. He has written several books about Irish and Irish-American history.

George Grantham Bain collection, Library of Congress
Politics & Society Features
Terry GolwayOctober 17, 2019
Running for president in 1928, Al Smith argued it was possible to be both a good Catholic and a faithful servant of the American people, writes Terry Golway. Even in losing, he changed U.S. history.
Helen McKendry holds a family photo with her mother, Jean McConville, at home in Killyleagh, Northern Ireland, in 2012 (AP Photo/Peter Morrison).
Arts & Culture Books
Terry GolwayMay 15, 2019
Patrick Radden Keefe delivers a searing portrait of Irish women and men struggling to make sense of their past and their memories.
Terry GolwayNovember 02, 2009
"On The Irish Waterfront" promises to reshape how cultural historians view a classic 1950s film.
Terry GolwayDecember 01, 2008
'I'm inspired by the astonishing optimism of other Americans.'
Terry GolwayNovember 03, 2008
'No one needs to be told that newspapers are nearing their end days.'
Terry GolwayOctober 06, 2008
'The meltdown of venerable investment houses might have been anticipated.'
Terry GolwaySeptember 08, 2008
We have reached that stage of the election cycle when travel-weary commentators direct their ire at a hardy artifact of the old millennium, the national political convention. As thousands of delegates prepare for a few days of around-the-clock socializing and caucusing, their Boswells in the politic
Terry GolwayJuly 21, 2008
Clinton, Obama, and the danger of identity politics
Terry GolwayMay 26, 2008
The most extraordinary presidential primary season since 1976, when Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan competed for delegates right up to the eve of the Republican National Convention, is nearly over. Cynics and late-night comics no doubt will heave a well-practiced sigh of relief and pretend, as best th
Terry GolwayApril 28, 2008
Is the religious right a spent force in American politics? There seems to be a growing consensus that it is, based in part on John McCain’s rather easy dispatch of Mike Huckabee in the Republican primaries. Huckabee, a preacher and unabashed advocate for the evangelical movement, certainly tou