In Politico, a story about how the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, by giving the homeless a job for a day, is helping some of them find a bit of human dignity and even longer term employment. Is it too much to hope that cities will become the laboratories of democracy again?
Distinctly Catholic: The third conference on the relationship of Catholicism to libertarianism, sponsored by the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, is coming January 10.
Politico refers to its "surprise" that former Vice President Dick Cheney has become a Trump surrogate. Now that Trump has decided to put corporate America in charge of the government, why the surprise?
Distinctly Catholic: Russia's alleged use of fake news to affect the election raises questions about how we in the media operate.
At the Washington Post, Jack Jenkins on how Donald Trump is stoking a revival....on the religious left!
Distinctly Catholic: Are Rex Tillerson, the nominee for secretary of state, and President-elect Donald Trump properly understood as pragmatists?
Distinctly Catholic: Part 3 of a three-part series discussing the theologies of Pope Francis and his predecessors: embodying the six touchstones of post-conciliar life.
Michael Gerson deserves a Pulitzer Prize for his commentary this year regarding Donald Trump. Maybe a Nobel. Here is his latest. The Lingbergh analogy is precise and, regrettably, one that we may be returning to again and again in the next four years.
Distinctly Catholic: Part 2 of a three-part series discussing the theologies of the papacies of Pope Paul VI and Pope Francis: Why were Paul VI's accomplishments so easily ignored?
In yesterday's Washington Post, Michael Kinsley makes the case that Donald Trump is a fascist in the clinical sense of the word. How many people who voted for Trump expected the titans of corporate America to be running the government? How many care provided Team Trump gets "results"?