New Political Group Organizes at Catholic University

By: Duane Paul Murphy A minor third party is organizing at the Catholic University of America where the college youth wings of America’s two major parties have a dominate political presence on campus. The third party group is part of The American Solidarity Party, founded in 2011 by David Frost and the current chairman is Matthew Read More …

The Georgia Sixth

by Duane Paul Murphy While the Republican majority congress continues to push through its legislative agenda, one suburban congressional district in a Southern state is giving Democrats momentum for upcoming elections. Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, which is now vacant since Tom Price becoming Secretary Health and Human Services under the Trump administration, is going to Read More …

Bernie Sanders’ New Legislation

by Duane Paul Murphy   U.S. Senator from Vermont and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders introduced a piece of legislation in Congress that would make public higher education accessible and affordable to most college students throughout the country. Co-sponsored by Washington State congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, DNC Vice Chairman Keith Ellison, California Senator Kamala Harris and Read More …

Virginia Governor Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill

by Duane Paul Murphy Democratic Virginia governor and potential 2020 presidential candidate Terry McAuliffe vetoed a “religious freedom” bill that would have allowed legalized discrimination against LGBTQ individuals or couples. Senate Bill 1325, proposed by Republican State Senator Charles Carrico of Galax and Southwest Virginia, would not require any individual or religious institution to officiate Read More …

Politics Corner 3/24/2017

by Duane Paul Murphy This fall, the Politics Department here at Catholic University of America will be offering a new course for politics majors, minors, and other students who need social science credits. The course will be titled “Politics in the Age of Trump”, which will fulfill the American Politics sub-concentration within the politics department. Read More …

Pope Francis Speaks Out Against the Sexual Abuse of Minors in the Catholic Church

By Duane Paul Murphy On the last day of his historic six day American tour, while staying at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, Pope Francis made statements about the pedophilia scandals that have plagued the Roman Catholic Church. “For those who were abused by a member of the clergy, I am deeply Read More …