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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Francis' and Trump's leadership styles; money, poverty and the American Dream; lessons Democrats need to learn; selfies with Steve Bannon.
I grew up in the Middle East and keenly observed Mideast politics. The U.S. always contrasted with some of the area's unsavory regimes. Yet now, some unsettling parallels have emerged.
Young Voices: In overlooking President Trump's culpability in violent rhetoric, Bishop Robert Barron is playing into the partisan narrative that certain sins are worse when certain people commit them.
Distinctly Catholic: When Trump Jr. was given the chance to meet with a Russian bigwig, what in his background would have prepared him to assess the values at stake properly?