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Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Saba Ahmed

Last week Saba Ahmed became yet another Muslim punching bag for the right, who refuse to listen to her game-changing plan to fight extremism.

LGBT Flag

The religious exemption in the current version of ENDA would enshrine the idea that LGBT equality is incompatible with the free exercise of religion.

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Ronald Dworkin

How did an essential figure in the modern revival of liberal political philosophy end up pondering issues of theology?

Conservative religious thinkers and their intellectual crusades.

Wedding ring

Research says yes. So why are conservative policy makers pushing marriage as a panacea for poverty?

Tarek Mehanna supporters

As the government embraces a “counter-radicalization” approach to counterterrorism, prosecutors are turning radical beliefs into criminal acts.

Blogs

The Virginia governor would be a leading contender for the Republican vice-presidential nomination if he hadn’t signed an extreme anti–abortion rights bill. 

June 11, 2012

“Our test,” explains a Romney aide, “is to substitute ‘Jew’ or ‘Jewish’ ” for articles about a candidate's religion.

June 1, 2012

Bryan Fischer brags that social conservatives forced Mitt to fire a gay staffer. What else would they like to make him do?

May 3, 2012

A feminist punk band rocks Russian politics and the Orthodox Church.

May 2, 2012

As the Budget Committee chairman delivers a major address at a Catholic university, Jesuits say, "your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

April 26, 2012

He revivified the religious right and pushed his opponents to extremes on a host of issues.

April 10, 2012

Beinart's The Crisis of Zionism tells a series of important truths about Israel, the occupation and the American Jewish establishment. 

March 30, 2012

It’s time that we realize the culture war is good for progressives.

February 13, 2012

Faith, morality and “family values” are back now that the Republican primary has moved south. 

January 19, 2012

With Huntsman exiting to boost Romney, social conservatives try to coalesce behind Santorum. Or are they holding a place for Mike Huckabee or Jeb Bush?

January 15, 2012