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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In Conor Lamb's victory in Pennsylvania, labor tilted the race

Distinctly Catholic: It remains to be seen if Democrats will learn the lessons to be drawn from this congressional race. But Republicans are right to be worried.


Links for 3/15/18

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Why the Parkland High School students were so articulate; Radically addressing income inequality; More coverage of Cardinal Tobin on workers


Reaching young 'nones' will take an authentic evangelizing voice

Distinctly Catholic: Bishop Robert Barron's approach, sharp with criticisms of the ambient culture, many of those criticisms warranted — has this worked in the past 40 years?


Links for 3/13/18

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Immigration advocates are defending their community; Bernie Sanders' winning message; the latest from the anti-Francis crowd; a way to help still-struggling Puerto Rico.