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Is it a sin for Catholics to vote for former altar boy John Kerry?

This book has a past, which begins at least in 1995, when Elzbieta Ettinger brought out a controversial account of the unpublished correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger, but p

The marriage-equality movement confronts anti-gay sentiment among blacks.

Daniel Pipes has made his name inveighing against an academy overrun by political extremists. But he is nothing if not extreme in his own views.

So, it was a holy war, a new crusade. No wonder George W. Bush could lie to Congress and the American public with such impunity while keeping the key members of his Cabinet in the dark.

This is no time for petty feuds over doctrinal purity, but for organized resistance to the Occupation.

To arms, freethinkers! Religious zealots have hijacked your government!

It's offended people from the start; now the Supreme Court will wade in--again.

The horrific bombings in Spain, which claimed more than 200 lives, were sad proof that terrorists can achieve success when their target is a government that has distanced itself from its people a

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We don't yet know what drove killer Craig Stephen Hicks, but American Muslims are more often victims of ideological violence than perpetrators of it.

February 11, 2015

Many conservative Christians opposed the bishop’s work on behalf of the poor.

February 4, 2015

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

From plummeting petroleum prices to political unrest, it has been decades since the fortunes of the kingdom were so much in doubt.

January 7, 2015

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is a victory for the forces of nonsense.

July 9, 2014

The US government has until Tuesday evening to explain to a federal judge why men held at Guantánamo do not have the same religious freedoms as Hobby Lobby.

July 8, 2014

There’s always a cauldron of crazy simmering just beneath the surface of our ‘rational’ lives. 

April 1, 2014

The Catholic directives would leave just one OB-GYN in the city of Bartlesville who can prescribe contraception for birth control purposes.

March 31, 2014

The notorious Westboro Baptist Church pastor has died. Why were we so enthralled by him in the first place?

March 20, 2014

Until now, most Jewish college students assumed that open dialogue on Israel was a taboo topic in Hillel—Swarthmore debunked that myth.

February 27, 2014