US Politics

Faith Short Take
Robert EllsbergSeptember 26, 2017
The saints and heroes of our faith have much to teach us about our contemporary political context.
Debaters rattle off arguments at a blistering pace, sometimes more than 300 words per minute. (image by istock.)
Arts & Culture Ideas
Jack McCordickSeptember 26, 2017
300 Words a Minute, and Going Nowhere: High School Debate Today.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsSeptember 25, 2017
Hurricane Maria is a reminder that this two-tiered system of American citizenship is neither democratic nor tenable.
Rohingya refugees wait to receive aid Sept. 21 at a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (CNS photo/Cathal McNaughton, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 22, 2017
This year the Grand Bargain on refugees seems increasingly fragile.
A woman holds up a sign during a rally against assisted suicide in 2016 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. (CNS photo/Art Babych)
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 21, 2017
The American College of Physicians called for better promotion of palliative and hospice care, which opponents of physician-assisted suicide say are underutilized areas of medicine that could address concerns of patients facing difficult illnesses.
Photo by Victor Lozano on Unsplash
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsSeptember 21, 2017
Any willingness to cooperate across party lines is praiseworthy. Unfortunately, brinkmanship remains the preferred legislative strategy.