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Who is Beto O’Rourke? For many, he is just a name on a sign. The sign isn’t even red, white, and blue so it isn’t immediately apparent that he’s a politician. But he is, and very soon, he could be one of Texas’s senators in Washington, D.C. But who is he really? Well, his campaign website describes him first as a...
The 2018 midterms appear to be one of the most hotly contested in modern American history. With controversial (to say the least) President Trump firmly in the reigns of the Republican Party, the Democratic base appears poised to strike a major blow against him. Trump has alienated much of his own party, causing vaunted figures such as  Jeff Flake,...
Earlier this summer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez achieved a stunning victory in New York’s 14th congressional district over Rep. Joe Crowley, one of the most influential Democratic leaders in Congress. Based on a grassroots-led campaign, her success attracted attention nationwide, as she soon began making appearances on cable news to answer hundreds of questions about her platform. While much of the discussion...
Blood and God. Israel and Palestine. Since the Jewish state was established in 1948 by the United Nations, it has been marred by conflict. Depending on how one looks at it, Israel has fought in 14 wars over that time. The most recent clash, over President Trump’s establishment of an embassy in Jerusalem, cost the lives of some sixty Palestinians. Israel...
  The second theme of Catholic Social Teaching is Call to Family, Community, and Participation.  Catholic Social Teaching teaches us that the institutions of the family and the community are vital to the health of society and the dignity of humans. The Church teaches that people have the right to participate in society, and seek the common good.  Subsequently, society...
The Catholic Social Teaching is an integral part of the beliefs of the Catholic Church. Encompassing issues of life, family, the environment, poverty, and human rights, the Church’s teachings, known as the seven themes of Catholic social teaching, are intrinsically political, and these teachings endorse a variety of political viewpoints across the ideological spectrum. In this series, we will...
As people are still recovering from the polarized election of 2016, it may be shocking that elections are again on the horizon. If you do not vote in these midterm elections, you will not be in the minority. In the last midterm elections during 2014, voter turnout was 35.9% (in contrast to the 60% turnout rate during the 2016...
The Time is Now: Seventeen lives were lost on Valentines Day in Parkland, Florida where a shooter went inside the school unopposed and was later pinned down by the police. What happened in Florida is another case of the many mass shootings that have occurred in our country. The United States has a long and systematic pattern of gun violence that shows...

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