Book review: This is a good and provocative book. Levin is the kind of conservative with whom someone in a Hillary Clinton administration, for example, could find areas of agreement.
Book review: Yuval Levin's The Fractured Republic: Renewing America's Social Contract in the Age of Individualism is worth the attention of all of us who are more and less Catholic social doctrine fans.
Distinctly Catholic: The trajectory of the presidential campaign was not affected by the debate so much as by the videotape of Trump.
Second presidential debate: Trump scored last night when he repeatedly reminded people that Hillary Clinton had been in Washington for 30 years and things had not gotten much better.
Distinctly Catholic: It is remarkable whom Pope Francis has chosen to make into cardinals.
My father, who died last night, was a saint. I do not say this in a manner of speaking or as a figure of speech. I say it with all the facticity with which I can say that I have a cup of coffee at hand.
At the Christian Post, Eric Sapp makes a really lousy case that Hillary Clinton is the better candidate for pro-life voters. Of course, a concern for poverty is a large part of any effective pro-life strategy. And, yes, you can't really trust Donald Trump on any issue, let alone this one.
Debate Results: Experts Michael Sean Winters spoke to gave Republican Pence the debate win, expressed disappointment with Democrat Kaine.
Good news on the debt front: The International Monetary Fund is extending a no interest loan program for poor countries for at least a couple more years. Here is the statement from IMF Director Christine Lagarde. And kudos to JubileeUSA and other religious groups that fight on these issues day in and day out.
Distinctly Catholic: Both VP candidates would more plausibly be successful presidents than either Clinton or Trump, so tonight's debate will contain wistfulness for partisans on both sides.