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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Roundup of political news and commentary: Democratic presidential hopefuls and funds; Xavier Rynne II is getting picked up; women wanted in elected office; Puerto Rico gets a finance deal; PovertyUSA public relations

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Last night's Democratic debate confirms this is a three-person race

Distinctly Catholic: If Sanders or Warren falters, the other benefits. Unless there are banana peels in their future, this race will now come down to effective campaigning and organizing in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: The case for soaking the rich; Democrats pander at LGBTQ town hall; comparing Sanders' and Warren's labor proposals.

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We are all toiling in the shadow of St. John Henry Newman

Distinctly Catholic: How large is Newman in the landscape of Catholicism? The return to the sources in mid-20th-century theology could have happened in any one of a dozen different ways, but one of the principal ways that it did occur was through his pen.

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