Category Archives: American Politics

E.J. Dionne  2016 Berkman Award Winner for Excellence in Journalism

E.J. Dionne 2016 Berkman Award Winner for Excellence in Journalism

by Christine McCarthy McMorris… On Thursday, November 17, 2016 Mr. Dionne visited Trinity College as the seventh recipient of the College’s Moses Berkman Memorial Journalism Award, in recognition of his career as one of the country’s foremost political journalists. He gave a talk titled “After 2016: Can a Divided Coutry Heal Itself?” to an overflow… Continue Reading

Jonathan Sarna, 2016 Greenberg Distinguished Fellow, Provides New Insight on Jews & American Politics 

Jonathan Sarna, 2016 Greenberg Distinguished Fellow, Provides New Insight on Jews & American Politics 

by Andrew Walsh Evidence is emerging that Jewish voters were mobilizing to participate in American political campaigns far earlier than previously suspected—as early as Abraham Lincoln’s 1864 re-election campaign, Brandeis University historian Jonathan Sarna told an engaged audience during his February visit to Trinity College as Leonard E. Greenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Most previously known… Continue Reading

Papa Francisco, Si; Catholic Social Teaching, Not So Much

Papa Francisco, Si; Catholic Social Teaching, Not So Much

By Andrew Walsh   America loves a papal visit. For the tenth time since the Pope Paul VI made a one-day stop in New York in 1964, a familiar pattern of joyful adulation played out as Pope Francis visited Washington, New York and Philadelphia over six days in late September. Hundreds of thousands of people… Continue Reading