Mr. Morelle goes to Washington

Any attempt to exemplify decency and civility in Washington is likely to be mocked as naïve and Capraesque. As he heads to Congress, does Joe Morelle have the courage to champion civility?

Candidates disagree on Trump influence

The candidates vying to represent Monroe County in the 25th Congressional District, Democrat Joe Morelle and Republican Jim Maxwell, had very different approaches to President Donald Trump’s policies in two recent debates. But their positions on non-Trump issues generally fell along party lines.

The intersection of faith and politics

The constitutional agnosticism about religious belief (or unbelief) has spurred a creedal pluralism and religious vitality that is unique among Western nations. As the mid-term elections approach, the Beacon invited two perspectives on the intersection of faith and political engagement.

Janus v. AFSCME: What now?

The Janus decision concludes that requiring an agency fee that supports collective bargaining is compelled speech and a violation of the First Amendment. What now?