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How solidly Republican will Christian evangelicals be in 2008? Could concern about the planet be the issue that draws many believers into the Democratic camp?

The history of Pakistan's border regions remains an unruly captive of the imperial "Great Game."

Can the wall between church and state balance the principles of neutrality and accomodation?

Time and age have not blunted his fierce critique of American empire and his radical interpretation of the Gospels.

Since the media won't question McCain about his deeply bigoted pastor, it's up to you to call attention to this issue.

When it comes to keeping women pregnant and in their place, polygamous Mormons and the Pope have a lot in common.

The media's portrayal of Obama's former pastor as racist reflects an ignorance about the black church and its rhetorical traditions.

On his first papal visit to America, will Pope Benedict address the real problems confronting the Catholic Church?

What do burqas, Osama and fascism have to do with six hours of man-free exercise time at Harvard?

The new film by Dutch politician Geert Wilders is the latest in a series
of stunts aimed at humiliating and scapegoating Muslims.

Blogs

 If the Muslim Brotherhood is Egypt’s “center,” watch out.

August 17, 2012

Even after the massacre at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, gun laws are likely to remain lax. 

August 6, 2012

Now is the time for President Obama to affirm the Jeffersonian ideal that no American “should suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief.”

August 6, 2012

Yesterday, members of America's Christian majority let the world know that they are under attack—and fighting back.

August 2, 2012

Republicans are supposedly trying to win over Jewish voters. They know that won’t happen. It’s all about evangelicals, and Florida. 

July 31, 2012

Senator McCain slams the Minnesota kook. 

July 23, 2012

With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

Earlier this year, an AP investigation revealed the NYPD surveillance of NYU's Islamic community, causing an uproar on campus and a demand that the university president denounce the operation.

June 14, 2012

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