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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Thomas Basile
Even pundits often reluctantly agree that the presidential election is more than two years away, and that American voters are barely engaged with the 2014 midterms at this point. Some politicians realize this as well.
"An American pope may be an idea whose time has finally come," says Forbes contributor Thomas Basile, who points out that the U.S. remains a charitable mother lode of benefit to the church; American Catholics contributed $70 million to the Holy See in 2011.
The citizenry, he says, are weary of demagogues.