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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Clearest winner of third debate: The Democratic Party

Distinctly Catholic: The biggest winner of last night's debate was the Democratic Party as a whole: Almost all the candidates delivered their best performances to date, they were in command of the issues and the contrast with the incumbent president was as stark as it could be.

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Reflecting on the summer national conservatism conference; Trump's self-dealing is not a route to impeachment; note to candidates on ads

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Remove Malone, make the metropolitan model work in Buffalo

Distinctly Catholic: Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone has been embattled since last year when, on "60 Minutes," his former secretary provided documentation that Malone covered up cases of clergy sex abuse, which he has denied.

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Approaches to the environment from Franzen and Francis; Buttigieg talks like a business consultant; 'religion without God' in NYC.

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