United States Politics- Part One

Updated: Apr 15

Articles/Commentaries

  • Trump Holds Up a Chart on Fox News That Shows He’s Lying, Then Lies About What It Says by Robert Mackey The Intercept

  • Unalienable rights are still unassailable despite Pompeo by Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter

  • Rights group slams shooting of two Papuan 'refugees' by Konradus EpaKonradusEpa UCA News

  • Nothing can justify the attack on Portland by Quinta Jurecic and Benjamin Wittes The Atlantic

  • Faith leaders rebuke Trump's rollback of major environmental law by Brian Roewe Global Sisters Report

  • Boosting local climate resilience and economic opportunity in the COVID-19 era by Joseph W, Kane Brookings

  • The Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies are America’s loss and the rest of the world’s gain by Britta Glennon Brookings

  • That Trump can still sway some Catholic voters is a real scandal by NCR Editorial Staff National Catholic Reporter

  • New ad uses Bible, ‘Amazing Grace,’ Jesus to call Republican Christians to vote against Trump by Jack Jenkins Religion News Service

  • The White House Says Trump Has a “Great” Record on LGBTQ+ Rights Hint: He doesn’t. by Kate Sosin them

  • Democrats and Republicans criticize Trump for commuting Roger Stone's prison sentence (Fox News) by The Daily Briefing

  • Evangelical, Catholic leaders say Trump has left persecuted Christians in danger by Jack Jenkins Religion News Service

  • John Bolton and Mary Trump Seem to Agree On One Thing: Donald Trump Is a Truly Awful Person by Molly John-Fast Vogue

  • Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. from WHO 'deeply regrettable,' CHA says by Catholic News Service/National Catholic Reporter

  • Trump’s Impeachment Revenge: Alexander Vindman Is Bullied Into Retiring.The Army lieutenant colonel’s patriotism cost him his career. by Robin Wright The New Yorker

  • Why White House Catholics are concerned about Trump’s Catholic tweets by Ed Condon CNA/Catholic World Report

  • Trump and López Obrador forge a new friendship but neglect asylum seekers by J.D. Long-García America

  • Biden threatens to restore Obamacare birth control mandate if elected president by Calvin Freiburger LifeSiteNews

  • ‘The Most Ignorant and Unfit’: What Made America’s Worst Ever Leader? by David RothkopfNYR Daily

  • Trump’s Language of Hate by John Connelly Commonweal

  • Trump expected to refile paperwork soon in his effort to end DACA by Carol ZimmermannCatholic News Service/National Catholic Reporter

  • Is that Benedict Donald in the White House? by Kermit Zarley Patheos

  • From Trevelyan to Trump, how prejudice stemmed relief in Ireland and Puerto Rico. Donald Trump's high handed response to the suffering of Puerto Rico reminds us of English indifference to the Great Hunger by IrishCentral Staff IrishCentral

  • Donald Trump’s American Carnage by Dominic PreziosiCommonweal

  • Facebook removes Trump ads with symbols once used by Nazis by Erix Tucker and Barbara OrtutayAssociated Press/7KLPC

  • John Bolton’s Book Claims Trump’s Foreign Policy Consists of Mostly Cheap Gifts and Supporting Concentration Camps by Luke Darny GQ

  • Trump pleaded with China's president to buy US agricultural products to help him win the 2020 election,John Bolton's new book says by Sonam Sheth Business Insider

  • Obama to the Rescue. The real candidate running under the ‘Joe Biden’ label is his former boss, which is why none of Biden’s public stands and votes matters by Lee Smith Tablet

  • Survey: Support for Trump dips among white Catholics amid pandemic and protests by Michael J. O’Loughlin America

  • Trump makes Nixon look good by Mark Silk Religion News Service

  • There Can Be No Compromise In the Trump vs. Twitter Beef, Having failed to curb the president's falsehoods, social platforms have reached a dispiriting impasse. by Noam Cohen Wired

  • Political polarization is distracting us from the real issues by Matt Malone, S.J. America

  • Widower Asks Jack Dorsey to Remove Trump’s False Tweets. Twitter Says No. by The New York Times

  • In Its Zeal to Blame China for Coronavirus, the Trump Administration Is Thwarting Investigations Into the Pandemic’s Origins by Mara Hvistendahl The Intercept

  • Trump Is Not Exempt by David Cole The New York Review of Books

  • Trump under pressure over claims he ignored CDC warnings about early lockdowns by Alex Woodward Independent

  • What Machiavelli can teach us about Trump and the decline of liberal democracy by Sean IllingVox

  • Sen. Josh Hawley Is Cast as a GOP Leader After Trump. But Like Trump, He’s a Faux-Populist. by Mehdi Hasan The Intercept

  • Trump Mocks Man’s Mask at White House as Pence Refuses to Wear One at Mayo Clinic by Robert Mackey The Intercept

  • Trump's daily briefings warned about COVID-19 at least a dozen times before the US outbreak, but he 'failed to register' the threat by Sonam Sheth Business Insider

  • Top vaccine expert says he was fired for resisting Trump on hydroxychloroquin by David Smith The Guardian

  • Catholic immigration advocates attack Trump tweet on halting immigration by Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service/ National Catholic Reporter

  • Trump vows to ‘suspend immigration’ to US because of virus by Jill Colvin and Been FoxAssociated Press

  • Is Donald Trump Criminally Responsible for Coronavirus? by Glenn Kirschnee and Mehdi Hasan The Intercept

  • Trump’s Crazy Coronavirus Math Will Kill as Many as 1.8 Million Americans by Jay Michaelson The Daily Beast/Flipboard

  • Churches urge Trump to reverse suspension of WHO funding by Independent Catholic News

  • Trump PR Stunt Falls Flat, as White House Video Exposes His Failure to Prepare for Pandemic by Robert Mackey The Intercept

  • Trump announces 'halt' in US funding to World Health Organization amid coronavirus pandemic by John Fritze and Courtney Subramanian USA TODAY

  • Why some keep believing when Trumpian prophecy fails by Mark SilkReligion News Service

  • Catholics and Trump, a reckoning by NCR Editorial Staff National Catholic Reporter

  • After Feds Grab Colorado Order Of 500 Ventilators, Trump Tweets State Will Get 100 From Stockpile by Caitlyn Kim CPR News

  • Democrats support Pope Francis more than Republicans by Christopher White Crux

  • Is Trump killing his supporters? by Thomas Reese Religion News Service

  • Dan Lipinski, One of the Last Pro-Life Democrats, Discusses Abortion and His Party by Lauretta Brown Antiphonal Catholic Register

  • Dan Lipinski, myth-buster by George Weigel Catholic World Report

  • Trump talks blarney while Biden builds Irish coalition by Shane O'Brien IrishCentral

  • As U.S. Blames China for Coronavirus Pandemic, the Rest of the World Asks China for Help by Joe Penney The Intercept

  • Lawmakers Plan to Reintroduce ‘Backdoor Discrimination’ Bill by Saundra Sorenson The Skanner

  • Influential Evangelical Calls Out Trump’s ‘Sloppy & Dangerous’ Coronavirus Lies by Ed Mazza HuffPost

  • Milwaukee archbishop says ‘Catholics for Trump’ rally not affiliated with Church by Christopher White Crux

  • Crisis of Conscience. The Lines People Won’t Cross for Trump by Paul Moses Commonweal

  • Three Forms of Gerrymanderin by Jorge I. Dominguez-Lopez The Tablet

  • Amid street killings, Trump praises Modi for 'religious freedom' by Nirendra Dev,UCANews.com

  • Trump's India visit disappoints Christian leaders by UCANews Reporter UCANews.com

  • Tyranny, Trump, and Anti-Trump. New books attempt to answer: Is the American president a tyrant? And if so, what kind? by Nicholas Clairmont Tablet

  • Why I signed the letter asking Barr to resign by Hank Shea National Caholic Reporter

  • Evangelical pastor has a simple mission: Get Trump out by Isaiah Murtaugh Religion News Service

  • Courage in the Age of Trump by D. G. Hart Patheos

  • Trump is Now a Dictator, Courtesy of the Republican-Controlled Senate by Rebecca Hamilton Patheos

  • Catholic health professionals criticize Trump’s 2021 proposed budget cuts to Medicaid by Ryan Di Corpo America

  • The evolution of Trump's Muslim ban by Stef W. Kight Axios

  • Texas Refugee Ban: Jesuits Speak Out by ISN Staff Ignatian Spirituality Network

  • The New Normal: Traitors are Protected. Heroes are Punished. by Rebecca Hamilton Patheos

  • Dialogue: Is Trump Really Pro-Life? by Dave Armstrong Patheos

  • The Most Important Moment of Mitt Romney’s Speech Was When He Said Nothing At All by Melissa Boria Patheos

  • Amid Trump's shameful address and breakfast remarks, Romney restores some faith by Michal Sean Winters National Catholic Register’

  • Congress has a duty to protect immigrants by The Editors America

  • Mercy Sister on SOTU: Trump tearing families apart worse than Pelosi tearing speech apart by Nick Mayrand Crux

  • Impeachment failed, but the separation of powers is still worth fighting for by The Editors America

  • Romney cites faith as inspiring his vote to convict Trump by Jack Jenkins Religion News Service

  • Trump is Now a Dictator, Courtesy of the Republican-Controlled Senate by Rebecca Hamilton Patheos

  • U.S. Bishops and Catholic hospitals denounce Trump’s plan for Medicaid by Michael J. O’Loughlin America

  • American Gangsters by Dominic Preziosi Commonweal

  • Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy expanded to now include Brazilians by Catholic News Service/Angelus

  • The polarization of America, part N: sex and politics and the GSS by Jane the Actuary Patheos

  • Whatever He Wants by Fintan O’Toole The New York Review of Books

  • One year later, how has Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy affected asylum seekers? by J.D. Long-Garcí America

  • Faith groups join call to oppose Trump 'peace plan by Independent Catholic News

  • Paula White’s sermon comment about ‘satanic pregnancies’ goes viral by Bob Smietana Religion News Service

  • Trump seals his Catholic deal. The selling of the church's moral authority is complete by Tom Robert National Catholic Reporter

  • Kelly And Pompeo: How A Journalist Masterfully Combated Gaslighting by Stephanie Sarkis Forbes

  • Cardinal Cupich warns against the Church entering partisan politics by Christopher White Crux

  • Trump Marches, Catholics Sell Out by Stephen G. Asubato Patheos

  • Taiwan president tells pope of China's religious persecution by UCA News reporter UCANews.com

  • JFK's grandson slams Mike Pence's op-ed on Donald Trump's impeachment by Shane O'Brien Irish Central

  • Those Who Shamed Us For Immorality Are Now Its Biggest Defenders: The Gaslighting Cycle of the Christian Trump Supporter by Rebecca Bratten Weiss Patheos

  • Donald Trump and the New Crusades by Shane Phillips Patheos

  • Pro-Trump group targets Catholic voters using cellphone technology.' Geofencing' captures cellphone data of Mass-goers by Heidi Schlumpf National Catholic Reporter

  • There’s little evidence to support Pence’s tweets tying Qassem Soleimani to 9/11 by Isaac Saul Vox

  • In Trump Country, a season of need on family farms by Annie Gowen The WashingtonPost

  • Why Trump Vilifies Whistle-blowers and Venerates War Criminals by Eric Levitz Intelligencer

  • An open letter from friends of Christianity Today affirming Mark Galli’s editorial by Religion News Service

  • Guatemalan cardinal in Mississippi brings hope to immigrants after massive raid by Christopher White Crux

  • Talking with an atheist friend about justice by Mark Shea Patheos

  • Impeachment: Catholic Experts Weigh In by Lauretta Brown National Catholic Register

  • Network lobby announces support for impeachment by Heidi Schlumpf Global Sisters Report

  • The Editors on the Question of Impeachment by The Editors America

  • Has Franklin Graham Gone Off the Rails? by Roger E. Olson Patheos

  • The New ‘Three Amigos’ Riding into Trump Impeachment Inquiry by Lisa Mascaro Associated Press/The Skanner

  • Trump’s attacks on public servants undermine the Constitution—and his own office. by The Editors America

  • How the Federalist Society Stole the Federal Judiciary, Conquered Washington DC, and Imperiled the Nation by Peter Hammond Schwartz Patheos

  • 50 years since White House conference on food, hunger issues remain by Carol Zimmermann Crux

  • Impeachment, the Democrats and Putin's poodle by Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter

  • Donald Trump Hate And Violence Map by America's Voice

  • New asylum pact ignores migrants' plight, U.S. Catholic leaders say. With the asylum cooperation agreements, the U.S. plans to slam the door on refugees by La Croix International staff (with Catholic News Service) La Croix International

  • How many Americans believe Trump is anointed by God? by Ryan Burge Religion News Service

  • The Judeo-Christian tradition versus Donald Trump by Mark Silk Religion News Service

  • A white nationalist in the White House is not just a partisan problem by Fred Clark Patheos

  • US rabbis from three Jewish movements call for Stephen Miller’s firing by Yonat Shimron Religion News Service

  • The call to holiness in an election year by Cardinal Blase Cupich Chicago Catholic

  • Speaking Truth to the Powerful. A small-town sheriff took on his president and his governor and learned that facts can get in the way of a good political narrative. by Robert Moore Texas Monthly

  • Wheels within Wheels.‘Conspiracy of Conspiracies by Chris Hammer Commonweal

  • Edinburgh: Peace campaigners to launch Nae Cash for Nukes report by Independent Catholic News

  • Trump tells Kim Jong Un that Joe Biden is 'somewhat better' than a 'rabid dog' by William Cummings USA TODAY

  • Bishops set to meet to discuss new leadership, U.S. politics and sex abuse crisis by Michael J. O’Loughlin America

  • Trump’s ‘conscience rule’ for health providers blocked by federal judge by Yasmeen Abutaleb The New York Times

  • Polarized & Fragmented/Divisive Politics in Europe and the US by E. J. Dionne Jr. Commonweal

  • The Cult of Trump? What “Cult Rhetoric” Actually Reveals by Benjamin E. Zeller Religion& Politics

  • The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor. Do We? by Franciscan Action Network

  • Trump is stonewalling Congress. The House should respond with a formal impeachment inquiry vote. by The Editors America

  • El Paso bishop: Trump’s border wall merges ‘nationalistic vanities’ with racism by Christopher White Crux

  • At LGBTQ forum, Democratic candidates talk God — a lot by Jack Jenkins Religion News Service

  • The Legacy of Trump is a Genocide by Mary Pezzulo Patheos

  • Religion in the age of Trump by Ali A Olomi America

  • Gone: Pastor says half of his parishioners were seized in ICE raid by Deacon Greg Kandra Patheos

  • Donald Trump’s Iran Policy Rides Two Horses at Once. If the ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran seems incompatible with Trump’s isolationist instincts and antiwar rhetoric, that’s because it is by Lee Smith Tablet

  • Trump’s Divisive Politics Are Nothing New by Paul Moses Commonweal

  • The Trump Administration Is Using the Full Power of the U.S. Surveillance State Against Whistleblowers by Micah Lee The Intercept

  • Kamala Harris Receives Donations From Big Pharma Executives Despite Claim She Rejects Them by Lee Fang The Intercept

  • Presidential censures and commonsense by Russell E. Saltzman Catholic World Report

  • Trump should lift sanctions on Iran, for both moral and diplomatic reasons. by The Editors America

  • Pope Francis or Steve Bannon? Catholics must choose American alt-right leader enlists Catholic allies to turn people against the pope by Robert Mickens La Croix International

  • Never Again In The Age Of Trump by Henry Karlson Patheos

  • The Trump White House has a record of violating the Hatch Act by Ursula Perano Axios

  • President Trump an embarrassment throughout UK, D-Day trip by Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter

  • The Draft Dodger Should Shut Up about John McCain by Kermit Zarley Patheos

  • Judge not, unless it's Lindsey Graham by Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter

  • AP Interview: Nessel blasts GOP-proposed cuts to her budget by Associated Press/WWMT’

  • Mueller's statement and the injustice that won't go away by David DeCosse National Catholic Reporter

  • Buttigieg won't win the nomination, and that's a good thing by Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter

  • Pope Francis Says He Is Willing To Condemn Border Wall Directly To Trump by Sanjana Karanth , Huffington Post

  • Democrats charge GOP with refusing to acknowledge far-right anti-Semitism by Ron Kampeas The Times of Israel

  • Not Tragic, Just Sad. ‘The Case for Trump’ by Charles McNamara Commonweal

  • Republican Josh Hawley accuses Trump judicial appointment of anti-Catholic bias by Michael J. O’Loughlin America

  • The press vs the Presidency: old war, new battles by Sean P. Daily Patheos

  • Trump's emerging Catholic problem by Madd tolk Religion News Service

  • Trump’s emerging Catholic problem by Mark Silk Religion News Service

  • Poll: American Jews feel threatened, blame Trump by Yonat Shimron Religion News Service

  • Why a $45 Trump prayer coin is no joke by Religion News Service

  • Dozens of Students Protest Mike Pence’s Commencement Speech at Taylor University by Hemant Nehta Patheos

  • New Trump administration policy is eugenics for immigrants by Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter

  • Unfollow the Leader.How Trump’s Tweets Obstruct Justice by Paul Moses Commonweal

  • Catholic leaders: Trump’s merit-based immigration plan is ‘anti-family’ and ‘disturbing’ by J.D. Long-García America

  • It’s time for Catholics (and all religious people) to wake up: The real danger posed by the California Confession Bill by Bishop Robert Barron The Catholic World Report

  • James Corden takes on troll who wished cancer on his kid by Lisa Respers France CNN

  • The politics of baseball, from Fenway Park to the South Lawn by Carmen Nanki-Fernandez National Catholic Reporter

  • Shame on Pennsylvania GOP as New Jersey, New York Dems deliver justice for abuse victims by Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Thomas Merton's counsel for Donald Trump (and the rest of us) by Daniel P. Horan National Catholic Reporter

  • The issue of truth looms large in American politics by Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter

  • Mission Creep by Mark Shea Patheos

  • Cory’s Plan to End the Gun Violence Epidemic by Cory Booker Medium

  • Catholic charity urges Trump not to cut aid to East Africa by Crux Staff Crux

  • Trump discusses ‘Russian Hoax’ in long call with Putin by Jill Colvin and Deb Riechmann Associated Press

  • A Specialist in Smokescreens. William Barr Has Shamelessly Corrupted the Mueller Report by E. J. Dionne Jr. Commonweal

  • 2020 Candidate Joe Biden Identifies as Catholic, But Breaks With Church Teaching by Lauretta Brown National Catholic Register

  • It’s Time For a Woman President, And It’s Not About Identity Politics by Erin Wathen Patheos

  • Biden Faces “Uphill Climb” In Pursuit Of The Catholic Vote by Currents News Staff Currents

  • Taking On Our Greatest Threat -Climate Change by Beto O'Routke Beto for America

  • David Bentley Hart on Socialism: “Sane and Compassionate Governance by Rebecca Bratten Weiss Patheos

  • The Mueller Report’s most pressing question: Who will hold Trump accountable? by The Editors America

  • Catholic voters and the 2020 presidential election by Russell Shaw Catholic World Report

  • Trump deserves impeachment, but failure would harm Constitution by Michael Sean Winter National Catholic Reporter

  • The Mueller Report’s ‘Smoking Gun’ on Obstruction of Justice by Murray Waas NYR Daily

  • Pete Buttigieg and The Politics of American Greatness by Kristin Du Mez Patheos

  • The Roots of Trumpian Agitprop by Todd Gitlin NYR Daily

  • 1 big thing: Top Mueller takeaways by Mike Allen Axios

  • Bannon helps spread cancer of populist nationalism by Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter

  • Steve Bannon and U.S. ultra-conservatives take aim at Pope Francis by Richard Engel NBC News

  • Pete Buttigieg and The Politics of American Greatness by Kristin Du Mez Patheos

  • Build the Wall!” A Flight from Understanding by Robert Dueweke, OSA Lonergan Institute

  • Trump attorney general's ruling expands indefinite detention for asylum seekers by Mica Rosenberg, Kristina Cooke Reuters

  • Steve Bannon ‘told Italy’s populist leader: Pope Francis is the enemy ’ by Mark Townsend The Guardian

  • Steve Bannon and U.S. ultra-conservatives take aim at Pope Francis by Richard Engel NBC News

  • Nielsen's policies were both inhumane and ineffective, advocates say by Maria Benevento National Catholic Reporter