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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Beto O'Rourke needs stamina, substance to make it to the nomination

Distinctly Catholic: He's charismatic, authentic and upbeat, but can Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke achieve more than his happy-talk optimism, get up to debating speed on policy and become a serious candidate?

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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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