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President Barack Obama with Cardinal Sean O'Malley

The president must decide what is more important: pandering to the Catholic hierarchy or protecting women's health.

Rick Perry

God called me one night and asked me to run for president. He almost talked me into it.

Church of Scientology, Los Angeles

The body of the church of Scientology is not well. Will its main legacy be its contribution to US tax law?

Gandhi and Hermann Kallenbach reunited, June 1937

Why was Joseph Lelyveld’s history of Gandhi’s years in South Africa attacked by India’s Hindu right?

The American government is currently employing counterterrorism strategies against Muslim communities here in the United States that were first developed by the military for use abroad.

A mosque in Minnesota

Community partnerships are seen as a softer counterterrorism. But who are the partners?

The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Badie

Seemingly within reach of unprecedented power in a post-Mubarak Egypt, the group faces the prospect of implosion.

Antigovernment zealots and biblical literalists are driving the race for 2012's Republican presidential nomination.

Isaac Casaubon was a model citizen of the republic of letters—a community more durable than any church and broader than academia.

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