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Pope Francis's Speech to Congress Will Backfire on Republicans

When House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress earlier this year i

Conservatives to Pope Francis: Stick With Salvation. We’ll Handle Politics.

In a 1979 column, George Will quoted Chekhov describing a character in these terms: “He was a rationalist, but he had to confess that he liked the ring

Poor People Don't Have Less Self-Control. Poverty Forces Them to Think Short-Term.

When considering poverty, our national conversation tends to overlook systemic causes. Instead, we often blame the poor for their poverty. Commentators echo the claim that people are poor

Over 2 Trillion Dollars Now Divested From Fossil Fuels. Why Hasn't The Vatican Joined?

As climate advocates prepare for Pope Francis's arrival in the United States, activists have one victory to celebrate: $2.6 trillion in assets have been committed to divest from fossil fuels, a fifty-fold increase from one year ago.

Stop Treating Pope Francis as America's Liberal Hero

Republicans are thrilled whenever the rare Hollywood celebrity turns out to be a conservative, as they’re overjoyed to have an ally within a cultural institution overwhelmingly at odds with their politics. Liberals, frequently at

Scott Walker's 2016 Demise Highlights the Republican Party's Flawed Plan for the Future

On Monday evening, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced that he was dropping out of the 2016 presidential race. “Today, I believe that I am being called

The Pope Among Us

 "Policemen alternated their Latin responses with objurgations to keep the entrance clear for the sacred Cadillacs; the Mayor had lost his car; and we could feel ourselves in Rome."Aggiornamento is an ambiguous Italian word that can be impartially used to mean either "daw

Thomas Piketty: "France Needs to Have More Courage"

In the wake of a surprise re-election of Alexis Tsipras and Syriza, Thomas Piketty discusses the need for a more active approach from European leaders when it comes to the Greek question—and for a eurozone parliament to be established.The Conversation: The Tsipras victory has com

Pope Francis Can't Save the Planet

Pope Francis has timed his trip to Washington, D.C. this week to have maximum impact on America's climate-change debate, just a few months before the world comes together in Paris to determine what to do about out-of-control pollution.With Francis now on their side, climate-change activists and scie

How to Create the Perfect Public Food Market

You could do surgery back there,” Andy Pollock said, pointing to the five prep sinks in his 200-square-foot stall in the new Boston Public Market, the country’s only year-round covered food market with a RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Ben Carson Thinks Islam Isn't Consistent With the Constitution. He's Dead Wrong.

Dr. Ben Carson excels in addled interpretations of America’s founding principles. In May, the Republican presidential candidate claimed that the president has the power to ignore

Donald Trump Is Really Smart. Trust Him.

Donald Trump, the most confident man in America, held a town hall meeting Thursday in New Hampshire where he declared himself the winner of Wednesday night’s debate. Many observers believe that honor goes

Trump Is Far from the Only Republican to Let Supporters Spout Crazy

At a big, classy town hall event in Rochester, New Hampshire, on Thursday evening, Donald Trump fielded a question from an unidentified man, who announced, “We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims. You know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American. … An

Three Female Scholars Break Down Fiorina's Debate Performance

Debate light on ‘women’s issues’Andra Gillespie, Emory UniversityIf viewers were expecting a significant engagement of gender issues in the second GOP debate, then they were disappointed. Aside from the discussion of reproductive health and Planned Parenthood, the discussion o

Choosing Your Mother or Daughter for the $10 Bill Isn't Endearing. It Shows You Can't Name a Historic Woman.

CNN's Jake Tapper, as the moderator of the second Republican debate on Wednesday night, posed a "lighthearted" question to the eleven candidates on stage: Given the Treasury Department's announcement that a

The Republican Party Has Given Up on Hispanics

Neither Rick Santorum nor Senator Lindsey Graham is likely to win the Republican nomination for president, much less the presidency itself. But their back-and-forth at Wednesday undercard debate illu

Constitutionally, Slavery Is Indeed a National Institution

Sean Wilentz’s latest op-ed in the New York Times, “Constitutionally, Slavery Is No National Institution,” argues that it is a “myth that the United States was found

Donald Trump’s Problem: Every Pro Wrestling Heel Has to Lose Eventually

The crowd wasn’t on Donald Trump’s side at the second GOP debate last night, but that didn’t hurt him much. In a way, it might have helped, because Donald Trump is the heel of the Republican race. It’s his job to get booed.As I noted after the first debate, RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

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