Russell Shaw

Russell Shaw

Russell Shaw is a veteran journalist and author of more than 20 books. He was secretary for public affairs of the U.S. bishops’ conference from 1969 to 1987 and director of information of the Knights of Columbus from 1987 to 1997. He has BA and MA degrees from Georgetown University and an honorary doctorate from The Catholic University of America.

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Visitors to the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, DC, take in the sights Tuesday near the painting depicting the moment on June 28, 1776, when the first draft of the Declaration of Independence was presented to the Second Continental Congress. Today, in the Capitol, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is trying to secure the 217 votes needed to become House speaker.

Searching for Decency in US Politics

The bipartisan spirit of vengeance and extremism now animating US politics threatens to turn America into the superpower version of those unhappy places where seeking high office can land you in prison.