Faith and Justice: The political atmosphere in Washington has been very toxic of late, probably more toxic than at any time since World War II.
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Column: This year, more than most, the issues that seemed to be shaping the debate have come and gone like the wind.
I was preparing my latest blog post, which was to be titled, "The Democrats still have a good shot at retaining the Senate." Let me share some of the reasons I felt this was so, even though pollsters and pundits were already giving Republicans more than a 60 percent chance of taking the Senate.
Republicans need to gain six seats to retake the Senate. It really all hinges on a number of very close races across the country.
There is an old political saying that where Democrats fall in love, Republicans fall in line. But in the fallout from the Hobby Lobby decision, it seems the reverse is holding true.
Column: We all need to ask ourselves: Do we start with our partisan political bias and then shape our religious views to fit it, or the other way round?
Column: Washington's version of the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day" is again showing in the theater that has become Congress.
Column: Passing the farm bill, approving a budget, and enacting comprehensive immigration reform have topped the agenda for Congress and Catholics this year.