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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'America First' takes a hit with Trump's Afghanistan plan

Distinctly Catholic: The prospect of continued war in Afghanistan is grim. But I suspect the generals' advice was preferable to any other decision-making process from the White House.

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Links for 08/22/17

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: In Boston, protesting -- and bringing signs -- to support a more inclusive America ; Gingrich goes to 'spouse school'; courage during cowardice.

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Cardinal Burke is inconsistent on 'constant teaching of the church'

Distinctly Catholic: In an interview with The Wanderer, Cardinal Raymond Burke reveals he is thinking about issuing a "formal correction" to Pope Francis.

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Trump made excuses for neo-Nazis, but we cannot

Distinctly Catholic: Either we are a nation that makes excuses for racists and neo-Nazis or we are not.

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