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There’s a word to describe political movements that emphasize ethnic, racial and religious solidarity over citizenship and pluralistic values, but it has unpleasant historical associations. Using it only causes political conversations to end in bitterness and name-calling.

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I always feel sad for people who are uncomfortable around dogs, because they miss out on the laughs, enthusiasm and attachment of unconditional love. But one of nature’s cruel tricks is “dog years,” a concept familiar to everyone who has welcomed fur babies into their families. The age of yo…

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“America is not a racist country.” That was Sen. Tim Scott giving the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, calling on the nation to “root out systemic racism that plagues America.”

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COLUMBUS, OHIO — On the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, the 14th-century saint, I was surrounded by Dominican friars, priests who have dedicated their lives to God. Remembering her, we sang: “No earthy pleasure, bodily adornment, nor fleshly beauty, satisfied your longing; every enticement …

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On June 14, 2017, a team of Republican lawmakers went to an athletic field in Alexandria, Virginia, to practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. As they worked out, a man armed with a semiautomatic rifle and pistol approached and opened fire. Rep. Steve Scalise, the Ho…

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