REFLECTION: Dysfunctional partisan politics

by Thomas Reese, S.J., NCR Thanks to Tuesday's election, the Republicans now control both the House and Senate, giving them a strong hand in Washington. Simply controlling the House allowed them to block any Democratic initiative without having to take responsibility for governing. Now with both houses in their control, they will be judged not … Continue reading REFLECTION: Dysfunctional partisan politics

REFLECTION: Ferguson – Reflections on race and racism in America

By Scott Wright, Former PCUSA National Council member & member of Pax Christi Metro D.C.-Baltimore On August 9, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed by six bullets fired at close range by a white Ferguson, Missouri police officer. His death sparked outrage in this black suburb of St. Louis, and led to weeks … Continue reading REFLECTION: Ferguson – Reflections on race and racism in America