From the file "Great minds think alike" and Sunday's WaPo Outlook section, Matt Stoller on Obama's economic policies and how they hurt the Democratic Party. He delves into the botched handling of the foreclosure crisis, which I did not consider in my piece posted this AM, but which reinforces the argument we both made: When push came to shove, Obama choose Wall Street over Main Street.
Distinctly Catholic: Politics is about the admixture of ideals, relationships and power, and Obama seemed incapable of sorting out the mix.
Many of Donald Trump's cabinet nominees are on Capitol Hill this week for their confirmation hearings. And, they tend to disagree with many, many things he said on the campaign trail. This is going to be interesting. Karen Tumulty, in this morning's WaPo, analyzes the divergences.
Distinctly Catholic: Cardinal Sean O'Malley spoke about three forces at work in American social and political life, in a talk given Jan. 10 at The Catholic University of America.
At America, Michael O'Loughlin on Tuesday's "Erroneous Autonomy" conference.
Distinctly Catholic: Donald Trump held his first press conference in months, proving again that he is masterful when it comes to handling the press.
At the New York Times, a profile of "Breitbart's Man in Rome," now-Mr., formerly Rev., Thomas Williams. He used to be Fr.
Distinctly Catholic: Bishop Robert McElroy spoke about three forces at work in American social and political life, in a talk given Jan. 10 at The Catholic University of America.
Great News: If you can't attend our conference "Erroneous Autonomy: The Dignity of Work" in person, it will be livestreamed. You can access the livestream here. The event begins at 2 p.m.
In the Chicago Tribune, Cardinal Blase Cupich writes passionately about the need to protect the Dreamers, those young immigrants who were brought here as children and who qualified for DACA.Why can't the USCCB issue something with this force?
The Senate begins confirmation hearings today for president-elect Donald Trump's nominations to his cabinet. For Catholics, a couple of the nominees raise specific concerns.