Links for 08/17/17


President Donald Trump is seen at the White House in Washington Aug. 14. (CNS/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

At Politico, Cecile Richards displays the myopia that characterizes so many special interest activists: Everything she states about political strategy is wrong and demonstrates the degree to which her organization’s need for funding and political support trumps any concern for Democrats to become a majority party again. Sad. Also, infuriating.

Explore this NCR special report with recent articles on the topic of immigration and family separation.

At Veuer, white supremacist Richard Spencer nails it in dismissing Trump’s condemnations of racism: “It’s just silliness.” In front of a teleprompter, Trump condemns racism.  No teleprompter? No condemnation.

At Commonweal, John Gehring asks: Where were the Catholic clergy in Charlottesville? It is a good question which, I fear, has no good answer. 

At the Boston Pilot, Cardinal Sean O’Malley offers one of the strongest statements about the tragedy in Charlottesville we have seen so far.

[Michael Sean Winters covers the nexus of religion and politics for NCR.]​

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