Fr. Tom Reese's essay looks at rural and blue-collar voters and the big-city billionaire they put into office. Will they now expect him to keep his promises?
Economy of the United States
Debate reaction: Six individuals, All Latino Catholics who plan to vote Nov. 8, watched the debate separately and then spoke with an NCR reporter afterward.
Faith and Justice: The choice between labor and equipment should not be tilted in favor of equipment by the government. It should be a decision based on costs without interference.
It has been 64 years since Reinhold Niebuhr published The Irony of American History. In 1952, many Americans remained haunted in a real way by the memories of what it had taken to defeat totalitarianism in World War II. They were still living in fear of a thermonuclear war and worried about the repressive communist regimes that had followed the Red Army into central Europe and taken over China. McCarthyism brought fear into America more directly, into our colleges and universities and unions and into the arts.