Michael Sean Winters is the author of Left At the Altar: How Democrats Lost The Catholics And How Catholics Can Save The Democrats (Basic Books, 2008). His biography of the Rev. Jerry Falwell, God's Right Hand: How Jerry Falwell Made God a Republican and Baptized the American Right was published by Harper One in January 2012 to critical acclaim. He is a Visiting Fellow at Catholic University's Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Trump and Deutsche Bank; Nunes sues "Devin Nunes' cow"; buzz around Mayor Buttigieg; Bolsonaro removes rainforest protections.

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Nationalism, corruption and finding a better way in the news cycle

Distinctly Catholic: Over a bad few days, "we seem caught between the violence and hatred of the New Zealand terrorist and the greed and corruption of the college admissions system."

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: the state of moral theology; packing the courts; ending electoral college in Colorado; what about taxing the rich; Beto O'Rourke is blandly rosy; Israel's people need a more centrist leader

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Will the Vatican's accord with China reweave the unity of the church?

Distinctly Catholic: Francis has made dialogue a leitmotif of his papacy, and so it should not surprise anyone that he is also committed to dialogue in regards to both healing the divisions within the Chinese Church and proclaiming the Gospel in that country.

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