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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Links for 7/16/19

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: "RickyLeaks" in Puerto Rico; Democratic infighting; cruelty toward migrants is the point; rejecting Vatican II.

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To overtake Senate, Democrats should focus on kitchen table issues

Distinctly Catholic: More than anything else, Democrats have to rid themselves of the condescending tone they sometimes adopt when speaking about working class voters and their concerns. Otherwise, their chances of winning the Senate — and of defeating Trump — grow dimmer and dimmer.

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Newly elected, very blue Democrats put the party at risk

Distinctly Catholic: The echo chamber of the cultural left could cripple the Democrats. The spokespeople for the young left often do not realize how out of touch they are, how remote their concerns are from so many active voters.

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Links for 7/11/19

Political links and commentary roundup: Sen. Elizabeth Warren is riding high; I still want the "vanity candidates" to leave the Democrats' field; working conditions; why a monastery would take in a serial killer

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