John Kenneth White has taught at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., since 1988 and is the author of several books on political parties and the American presidency. His latest book, What Happened to the Republican Party, describes how the GOP has been transformed from the Reagan years into the party of Donald Trump. 

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Biden and Kerry: same faith, same party, different candidates

Commentary: While Kerry calls himself "a believing, practicing Catholic," he chose not to emphasize that in his 2004 presidential campaign. But Biden's faith is an essential part of his 2020 campaign's narrative.


A Catholic case for Joe Biden

Commentary: Former Vice President Joe Biden's candidacy speaks to the national necessity for a moral cleansing. Such a purification begins with the commandment, "Love one another."