REFLECTION: Tolerating blasphemy, denouncing hate

by┬áThomas Reese, S.J., NCR When I was a young political science student in the 1960s and early 1970s, a frequent criticism of American political parties was that they did not really stand for anything. The Republicans and Democrats were Tweedledee and Tweedledum. There was a longing for European-style political parties that were ideologically driven. Political … Continue reading REFLECTION: Tolerating blasphemy, denouncing hate

REFLECTION: Political parties – chaos and gridlock

by┬áThomas Reese, S.J., NCR When I was a young political science student in the 1960s and early 1970s, a frequent criticism of American political parties was that they did not really stand for anything. The Republicans and Democrats were Tweedledee and Tweedledum. There was a longing for European-style political parties that were ideologically driven. Political … Continue reading REFLECTION: Political parties – chaos and gridlock