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Articles of The Dossier: GOP Primaries 2012

US ELECTIONS/ Hurricane Isaac upsets the National Conventions

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.
Politics & Society

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

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
Politics & Society

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

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
Politics & Society

ROMNEY/ Avoiding a second Sarah Palin

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.
Politics & Society

US ELECTIONS/ Why Your Vote Won't Matter

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.
Politics & Society

US ELECTIONS/ Looking at the Economy

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.
Politics & Society

US ELECTIONS/ Trivializing the Latino question

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

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.
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US ELECTIONS/ GOP, Catholics, Evangelicals and Conservatives

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

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.
Politics & Society

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

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.
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US ELECTIONS/ The State of the GOP Race

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.
Politics & Society

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

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.
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U.S. ELECTIONS/ The GOP’s "B" Team

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.
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POLITICS/ The relationship between the Bible and public life

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.
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