As their goosebumps have long suggested, women perform better on tests of cognitive function at toastier room temperatures.
Commonweal MagazineA common topic of conversation between women in the Commonweal office is how over-air-conditioned it is--now we have evidence to back us up, courtesy of this outside pick by @katherinejlucky. Hopefully, fall brings an end to the freezing office temps
Evangelicals have embraced Donald Trump, despite his obvious moral deficiencies. They do so not so much out of hypocrisy, as out of a sense of being under siege.
Commonweal Magazine"One of the academy’s purposes is to bring those with different backgrounds and experiences into reasoned dialogue. Religious people must be part of that conversation. But reasoned dialogue is far removed from what’s happening now." @EJDionne
The pundit has accused Democrats of neglecting God, and moral concerns, in favor of strictly material policy proposals. That’s just not true.
Commonweal Magazine"Material want is not just one problem. Material want creates a host of other problems, moral and social, as well as medical and spiritual."
Paul Baumann on the fallacies of David Brooks
Progressive religious activists, including Catholic sisters, staged a sit-in at the Capitol, forming a human cross to protest Trump’s cruel treatment of migrants.
Commonweal Magazine"I was a stranger and you welcomed me" -Matthew 25:35
"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” -Exodus 22:21
@EJDionne writes on nuns and Jewish activists who risk arrest to stand up for migrants
It took me just over three years to become a Catholic. I came because there was no other place to hold the conversation about why I’m here and what I am to do.
Commonweal Magazine"Maybe the church needs to hit rock bottom, to experience death in order to be resurrected. I’d like to be there when we discover the stone that has been rolled back."
Melody Gee on why she came, and why she's staying
The president’s vile behavior over the weekend makes one thing clear: Democrats need to build a broad coalition that will win the election in 2020.
Commonweal Magazine"It will be unforgivable if the opponents of a genuinely dangerous and immoral regime indulge themselves with inward-looking feuds when history’s demands upon them could not be clearer."
@EJDionne calls for unity within the Democratic party.