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Without it, no state can endure as a representative of the Jewish
nature.

Inviting me to a recent wedding in Virginia, the proud parents asked if
I would do some sort of officiation.

During the harsh New York City winter of 1909-10, 20,000 garment workers
marched and picketed to win recognition of their union.

Paul Elie's The Life You Save May Be Your Own is a deft and
ambitious four-part biography interweaving the lives of Dorothy Day,
Thomas Merton, Walker Percy and Flannery O'Connor, the mo

Fundamentalists are offended when there is no officially sanctioned path to salvation.

When Ayatollah Abdel Majid al-Khoei was stabbed to death earlier this month by a mob in Shiite Islam's holiest mosque, the bloody event was widely described as a blow to the forces of reconciliat

CORRECTION: When this column was originally published, a fact-checking error caused the word "owner" to be removed from a reference to the Jewish "owner-editors" of U.S. News & World Report and The New Republic. This may have made it appear as if Alterman was addressing the issue of Jewish "editors" in general with regard to media coverage and Israel, rather than merely the two men he cited.

Not since Jimmy Carter's confession that he had lusted in his heart
after women other than his wife have Americans been so interested in the
religious life of the man occupying the Oval Office.

At last the leaders of the Democratic Party have moved decisively,
hauling out their ripest comminations and hurling them at--no, not at
George Bush.

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