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Tom Deignan, a columnist for the Irish Voice newspaper, writes regularly for America.

Arts & CultureIdeas
Tom Deignan
Hunger strikes raise thorny political, philosophical and even spiritual questions.
Arts & CultureBooks
Tom Deignan
In 'Beyond 15,' Jonathan Rosenblum scolds Barack Obama for being “more invested in bailing out the financial sector than in expending political capital for workers’ rights.”
Books
Tom Deignan
Either way, if Trump’s candidacy is a problem, pundits on the right and left have thought of it specifically as a “white trash” problem.
Books
Tom Deignan
'Éamon de Valera,' by Ronan Fanning
THE HEART OF TEXAS. Migrants sit at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church temporary shelter in McAllen, Tex.
Tom Deignan
Race, assimilation and 19th-century Catholic immigrants
Books
Tom Deignan
During a much-discussed speech at The National Defense University earlier this year President Obama cataloged the dreadful conditions at Guant namo Bay and then asked ldquo Is that who we are Is that something that our Founders foresaw rdquo The question was obviously rhetorical though as Lo
Books
Tom Deignan
The most crucial swing vote in the 2012 election may have been cast by the late Rachel Carson.
Culture
Tom Deignan
Whatever else they did, the Irish forced "America to be America."
Books
Tom Deignan
Why is Irelands Edna OBrien never discussed as possible Nobel Prize winner?
Books
Tom Deignan
Roddy Doyle's new stories about aging are not excessively grim or whiny.