Why is there so much resistance to change? Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig examines conservatism and the forces that drive conservatives to many of their positions on various issues.
The financial stability of America’s working families is increasingly divided by race and ethnicity, says a study released this week by The Working Poor Families Project.
“In 2013, working families headed by racial/ethnic minorities were twice as likely to be poor or low-income (47 percent) compared with non-Hispanic whites (23 percent),” the study states, “a gap that has increased since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007.”
A few days ago I wrote a blog here relaying what I believed to be an amazing feat: elephants painting on easels in Thailand. I wrote:
Everyone knows about ISIS, yet few seem to have kept track of the complex civil war that has convulsed the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the ’90s.
NCR Today: The GOP budget; Bibi's back; Msgr. Meth seeks leniency; Jeb Bush's Catholicism.
Conservative leaders were meeting in Topeka the afternoon of March 17 to rally support for a bill which would abolish the death penalty in Kansas, and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole.
NCR Today: Despite three forensic psychologists declaring him mentally incompetent and barring any last-minute stays, Missouri will execute inmate Cecil Clayton at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Pope Francis has in hand a report on the allegations regarding Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, who stood down in 2013 after admitting sexual misconduct, The Tablet is reporting.
NCR Today: Series continues on SF parish; Australian archbishop charged with concealing abuse; Milwaukee cemetery fund questioned; New York trains lay people as parish managers
For Catholics, Episcopalians and some Lutherans, March 17 is the Feast Day of St. Patrick. For everyone else, it's St. Patrick's Day -- a midweek excuse to party until we're green in the face. But who was Patrick? Did he really drive the snakes out of Ireland or use the shamrock to explain the Trinity? Why should this fifth-century priest be remembered on this day?
Was St. Patrick a real guy, and would he approve of green beer?