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Soldier in Israel

At long last, this may be the year Washington puts the brakes on Israeli settlement expansion into Palestinian lands. 

Brigham Young and unidentified woman, circa early 1850s

How the American Moses became America’s first spiritual manager in the wilderness of Scripture-infused capitalism.

A protester holds a picture of Savita Halappanavar

Her death is a warning: It could happen here.

On socialism or the Middle East, Fred Halliday’s intellectual flexibility was one of his greatest strengths.

Like ACT UP's action at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Pussy Riot's Punk Prayer at Christ the Savior was both a political protest and a sincere religious performance.

A boy carries a cross as he takes part in a procession during Holy Week

What if the right to be a jerk is where freedom begins?

Despite the White House’s statements against Islamophobia, their failure to fire a hatemongering lieutenant tells a different story. 

'Muslim Rage' & US Policy

There’s much more behind the demonstrations than anger at one bigoted YouTube clip.

The infamous anti-Islam film may have sparked the demonstrations, but wrangling between Egypt’s many political factions were what really drove them.

The GOP candidate’s disastrous response to the incendiary “Innocence of Muslims” video should come as no surprise in light of his Islamophobic connections.

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