At Politico, the results of a new Quinnipiac poll indicate that the race between Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump is within the margin of error in Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Of course, the GOP race is concluded and Sen. Sanders is still deluding himself that he can win the Democratic nod, which may account for some of this, but I think the prospect of a Trump win is a lot more likely than some people think.
Distinctly Catholic: Our economic and social life must be predicated on the significance of workers, not consumers.
Mark DeMoss, a longtime member of the board at Liberty University, has resigned on account of Jerry Falwell, Jr's endorsement of Donald Trump. Falwell is the president of Liberty University and DeMoss worked closely with his dad, who founded the school. RNS has the story. To be clear: This is a fight within a family, and I suspect we will see more such fights as people come to grips with the fact that Trump is the nominee.
Distinctly Catholic: A headline switch reveals a bias at The Washington Post that is not restricted to the opinion section.
At Politico, Matt Latimer outlines the seven signs of the apocalypse, I mean the twelve signs that Donald Trump might win the general election in November. Latimer is right about the importance of the large Midwestern industrial states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, but he is wrong about the need for Hillary to reach out to Republicans in order to win. The last thing she needs to do is run to the center on jobs and the economy.
Distinctly Catholic:The pedigree of racist populism in the United States is long but it is not all ancient.
At the Catholic Catalogue, Providence College's Holly Taylor Coolman asks what Catholics can and should do now given the state of our nation's politics.
Distinctly Catholic: With Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich now conceding the obvious, the Republican nominating process enters a different kind of weird space
John Gehring, at Commonweal, on the firing of Tony Spence at Catholic News Service and the generally scary developments at the USCCB. Gehring hits the nail on the head: The conference is veering far to the right, has lost much of its relevance in D.C., and no one wants to step up to the plate and say "basta!"
Distinctly Catholic: The cause of religious liberty is important, and like all good causes, it can suffer from a variety of afflictions.