At the National Catholic Register, which is part of EWTN, this article about a forthcoming 54 day novena for Donald Trump caught my eye. Of course, Fr. Richard Heilman who is organizing the novena did not say it was for Donald Trump, he merely repeated some of Trump's talking points. For example:
Distinctly Catholic: Ten months later, Hillary Clinton has defeated Bernie Sanders for the nomination, and the nation is still talking about her emails.
At the Washington Post, Hillary Clinton speaks about Puerto Rico as "part of our family." Now would be a good time for reporters to ask her whom she has in mind for Treasury Secretary.
Distinctly Catholic: A recent essay looks at the issue of infrastructure spending through the wrong lens.
At Politico, a report on how Democrats are fighting complacency in the face of encouraging poll numbers. This is a big concern per se. But, Dems should also fear the Harvey Gantt phenomenon, the fact that Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt would routinely be polling neck and neck with Sen. Jesse Helms in their two senate elections, only to see Helms win by seven or eight points at the polls. The reason?
Distinctly Catholic: Donald Trump's serious proposals are just as zany as his sensational statements.
At Vox, an interview with Robert Putnam and his thoughts about this year's election. This is a MUST read. The money quote:
Distinctly Catholic: The Olympics should be fun. Those who want them to uphold some ideal expect too much.
At Atlantic, Myriam Renaud on Hillary Clinton's Methodist upbringing and consequent ambivalence about abortion. It is not clear that her ambivalence ever makes its way into meaningful reform of our nation's abortion laws, which are the most permissive in the Western world.
Analysis: Thinking about government budgets as public investments instead of burdens would open up new political solutions to festering problems.