"It's very dangerous for Trump on a number of levels to have two top cabinet officials pulled into this. The more top officials get into this, the more dangerous it is for him because they may want to turn on him at some point."
"The conversation with the Ukrainian leader just showed that [Trump] has learned nothing in his time as president, and wants to do all over again what apparently happened in the last election but with another power."
I do think that if you care about inequality, you have to care about family and social structure. But if you care about family and social structure, you have to care about inequality, because our inequalities are part of what is harming American families.
Even among Catholics who attend church once a week or more, a group that is often considered more socially conservative...A majority believe the Catholic Church should emphasize issues related to justice and our obligations to the poor.
[T]he NRA and the rest of the gun lobby have such a firm hold on our political system that no one can bring up the notion, which we bring up with every other kind of tragedy, that maybe we can do better. Maybe there are laws that we can pass to prevent something like this. No one says that better laws would prevent all tragedies, but if that were the standard, then we wouldn’t pass any laws at all.