Daily Archives: May 18, 2008

‘Casey Democrats’ and the fall election

Today’s Washington Post Sunday opinion section has an interesting look at “Casey Democrats,” often blue-collar, often Catholic, Democrats named for the late Pennsylvania former Gov. Robert P. Casey Sr., who made national headlines when he was denied a speaking role … Continue reading

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A German shepherd for Italy

GENOA, Italy — When Pope Benedict XVI was elected, many Italians figured the German pope might pay less attention to them than his predecessor. Pope John Paul II, a Pole, made it a point to reach out pastorally to Italians … Continue reading

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