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Are Christians in the United States fueling an under-regulated international adoption industry?

Orphan

Declaring a global “orphan crisis,” US evangelicals ride to the rescue—with unintended results.

Axis of Fundamentalism: Gainesville to Mazar-i-Sharif

With all due respect to the First Amendment, we need to be careful about incendiary public speech.

Carter Vaughn Finley's timely new history contends that Turkey's development has been misunderstood as an upward march from Islamic empire to secular republic.

Rep. Peter King’s witnesses tried to paint Muslims as untrustworthy citizens, but other speakers, including LA Sherriff Lee Baca, attested to broad cooperation with law enforcement. 

Zuhdi Jasser

According to Jasser, the Muslim Brotherhood’s mission is to upend the Constitution and impose Sharia law and Islamic “political collectivism” in America.

Congressman Peter King's dark fantasies about American Muslims are intruding on reality.

Zealots are trying to turn the military into a religious army. Mikey Weinstein is fighting back.

The Family, the secretive organization of evangelicals tied to extremist anti-gay legislation in Uganda, is refusing to pressure Ugandan lawmakers to drop the bill.

Remembering the progressive aide to Gabrielle Giffords who died in the attack in Tucson, Arizona.

Blogs

Prabhjot Singh’s clemency toward his at-large attackers should be admired, not taken as a sign of weakness.

September 26, 2013

In a remarkable interview, Pope Francis calls for a “new balance” on issues such as abortion and LGBT rights. Has he opened the door for a renewed focus on economic justice?

September 20, 2013

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