Voices

Robert David Sullivan is a freelance writer and editor living in the Boston area. A native of Malden, Mass., he earned a B.A. in political science from Boston University. He has served as a copy-editor at the Boston Phoenix and the Boston Business Journal and as

Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David Sullivan July 12, 2017
A record low moving rate may be worsening inequality in the United States.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David Sullivan June 28, 2017

Most Americans say they have changed their behavior to help protect the environment—whether because they are heeding the warnings of Pope Francis in his encyclical “Laudato Si’” or are alarmed by stories of severe weather and

Politics & Society Of Many Things
Robert David Sullivan June 01, 2017
There is a bubble in American politics, but it is not separating Democratic and Republican voters; it is keeping political leaders of both parties from hearing the voices outside Washington.
Politics & Society Short Take
Robert David Sullivan May 09, 2017
Both political parties are getting further out of touch from the average voters.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David Sullivan April 24, 2017
The expulsion of pro-life candidates may doom the Democrats to minority status.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David Sullivan April 06, 2017
The U-turn on environmental policies comes as evidence mounts that climate change has already caused significant damage, from killing large sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to causing severe drought in Africa.
Faith Dispatches
Robert David Sullivan March 18, 2017
Father Monan led the Jesuit university for 24 years.
Politics & Society Short Take
Robert David Sullivan March 10, 2017
The American Health Care Act seriously tests many principles of Catholic social teaching.
Politics & Society Signs Of the Times
Robert David Sullivan January 12, 2017
The pro-life movement may be one of the biggest beneficiaries as the Republicans take control of both the White House and Congress.
Politics & Society Culture
Robert David Sullivan January 10, 2017
After decades of books that described presidential campaigns as thrill rides, political scientists have begun to push back.