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US ELECTIONS/ Hurricane Isaac upsets the National Conventions

Lorenzo Albacete

8/29/2012

LORENZO ALBACETE comments on the Republican National Convention taking place in Florida this week, offering Mitt Romney a chance to re-introduce himself to voters.

In this special, we have collected interviews and opinions on the 2012 Republican Party primary elections, leading up to the November 2012 Presidential elections. Starting with the initial presentations of the candidates and the major issues, and leading up to the voting and eventual winner, the special especially focuses on the importance of religion to the debates and campaigns of the candidates. 

8/15/2012

US VICEPRESIDENT/ 2. Romney Goes Bold: Pro-Life Catholic Paul Ryan in his Ticket

Keith Fournier

Keith Fournier describes the relevance of the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church and the position of Paul Ryan - the Republican Vice Presidential candidate - in this respect

8/14/2012

US VICEPRESIDENT/ The Ryan Selection & The Shape of the Election

Michael Sean Winters

Michael Sean Winters sees three issues as mainly relevant in the debate within the Catholic world after the selection of Paul Ryan as Republican candidate to the US Vice Presidency

7/11/2012

ROMNEY/ Avoiding a second Sarah Palin

Lorenzo Albacete

LORENZO ALBACETE reviews some of Romney’s options for running mate, and discusses whether or not it would be prudent for him to choose a woman, perhaps Senator Kelly Ayotte.

5/21/2012

US ELECTIONS/ Why Your Vote Won't Matter

Michael Sean Winters

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS comments on how gerrymandering, filibusters, and a lack of education are ruining democracy in the United States and leading to dysfunction in the government.

5/9/2012

US ELECTIONS/ Looking at the Economy

Lorenzo Albacete

LORENZO ALBACETE uses the words of Pope Benedict XVI to comment on the issue of the US economy, the most important issue in the 2012 presidential election campaigns.

5/2/2012

US ELECTIONS/ Trivializing the Latino question

Lorenzo Albacete

LORENZO ALBACETE comments on the possible candidacy of Marco Rubio, a Hispanic from Florida, for Vice-President alongside Mitt Romney, and on how that could affect the Latino vote.

3/21/2012

PUERTO RICO/ An indication of the Latino vote for next November

Lorenzo Albacete

Mitt Romney added to his lead in the Republican primary by capturing Puerto Rico. LORENZO ALBACETE comments on some issues this raises for the Latino vote in general.

3/19/2012

US ELECTIONS/ GOP, Catholics, Evangelicals and Conservatives

INT. Adam Serwer

Journalist ADAM SERWER comments on the Republican race for the nomination, on which groups are voting for which candidate and on the probability of Romney winning.

3/12/2012

US ELECTIONS/ Samples (Cato Institute): Super Tuesday to Romney but race far from over

INT. John Samples

JOHN SAMPLES, director of the Center for Representative Government, comments on the results of Super Tuesday, the future of the Republican primary and the race for the American presidency.

3/9/2012

ELECTIONS/ CACG Voter Guide: The Common Good in America Today (1)

Editors

The Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good comments on the current situation in America, and the things to be taken into consideration when voting. Part one.

3/2/2012

US ELECTIONS/ The State of the GOP Race

Michael Sean Winters

In view of the upcoming Super Tuesday, MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS on Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, what is holding them back and what they each should do to win the Republican nomination.

2/29/2012

U.S. ELECTIONS/ Catholic presidential candidates: JFK vs Santorum

Lorenzo Albacete

LORENZO ALBACETE discusses Rick Santorum’s reaction to JFK’s speech on the relation of his Catholic identity to how he would govern if elected president, and how religion should be private.

2/28/2012

U.S. ELECTIONS/ The GOP’s "B" Team

Michael Sean Winters

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS comments on the Republican candidates for the presidential nomination and how they are unable to deal with the pressures of being the frontrunner.

2/22/2012

POLITICS/ The relationship between the Bible and public life

Lorenzo Albacete

LORENZO ALBACETE comments on Santorum’s attack on Obama, saying his policies are not based on the Bible, and on the Catholic Church’s teaching on how religion and politics can go together.