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Pursuing religious voters, Republicans and Democrats overlook the importance of the constituency of nonbelievers.

Led by Obama, Democrats are making a bid for evangelical voters. Lost cause or holy grail?

OK, God, we know James Dobson asked his followers to pray for rain on Obama in Denver last week. But this storm in New Orleans isn't what anybody had in mind.

As Obama accepts his party's presidential nomination on the forty-fifth anniversary of King's most famous speech, a historian looks beyond the obvious analogies.

The case against Victoria Osteen embodies the narcissism of those who preach the Gospel of prosperity.

Obama's incredible faith-based initiative.

Women increasingly are taking leadership roles in Jewish life--and that's a problem?

The movement she inspired--passionate, pacifist and siding with the scorned--is seventy-five and going strong.

With little to lose and everything to gain, Obama has lifted high the cross. But are there invisible strings attached?

Accusations by right-wing Zionists of anti-Semitism at the University of California, Irvine, are suspect at best.

Blogs

Crucifixion was the punishment that Rome reserved for the crime of sedition.

July 25, 2013

'A Punk Prayer' distills the group's protest and trial into a parable on Vladimir Putin's free speech crackdown.

May 14, 2013

A TV debate over Muslims and violence and America's own terror practices.

May 13, 2013

Social Security hasn't contributed to this deficit and won't add to future debt—and it's journalistic malpractice for the mainstream press to suggest otherwise.

April 11, 2013

Hollingsworth v. Perry has a chance of being dismissed without a ruling, leaving a better case to serve as the vehicle for the court's opinion on marriage.

March 29, 2013

Liberals concerned with Israel often miss the inconvenient fact of the radical Palestinian organization's human rights abuses in the Gaza Strip. Reed Richardson also writes about the outsized State of the Union response allowed to the Tea Party. 

February 14, 2013

Much of the coverage of the former Cardinal Ratzinger doesn’t mention that for years he was in charge of the church’s files on abuse by priests.

February 12, 2013

A new HBO documentary reports on victims—and heroes.

February 8, 2013

Leading Catholic theologians, priests, nuns and former US ambassadors to the Vatican call on Ryan and others to back gun-safety legislation.

January 24, 2013

The Internet rightly takes the magazine to task for the article, which ran under a small disclaimer and a large The Atlantic logo.

January 15, 2013