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September 22, 2021
Pick Up the Stone: The American Way of Vengeance
The line from defeat in Afghanistan to deputizing bounty hunters in Texas can be traced in blood—and history.
September 9, 2021
How the War on Terror Created the “Muslim American”
Before 9/11, Muslims were just another of this country’s many religious groups. After, they became a targeted, racialized minority.
September 6, 2021
The Human Rights Violations of the 9/11 Era Are Still With Us
Public perception of the War on Terror has shifted dramatically. But its legal and policy infrastructure endures.
Anthony D. Romero
August 19, 2021
In Afghanistan, We Have Never Tasted True Independence
In past years, Afghans wondered if Independence Day would be disturbed by yet another bombing. This year we wonder if we can even celebrate the holiday.
Ali M. Latifi
July 19, 2021
Oregon Will Protect Reproductive Health Care When Hospitals Merge
A landmark bill will ensure that health care services don’t disappear when Catholic hospitals take over other providers.
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July 15, 2021
In the Image of Jonestown
In our flattened historical imagination, pictures of atrocity and those of progress can coincide in unsettling ways.
Jay Caspian Kang
June 29, 2021
Are Pro-Choice Catholics Worthy of Communion?
The backlash over the bishops’ challenge to Biden starts from the wrong premise.
Michael F. Pettinger
June 24, 2021
We Owe It to the World’s Children to Slow Population Growth
Crowding the planet harms younger generations as much as it does the environment.
June 21, 2021
How the Supreme Court Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religious Bigotry
The Supreme Court’s decision last week allowing a Catholic foster care agency to discriminate against LGBTQ couples was narrow—but awful.
June 10, 2021
Here in Israel, the Perils of a Government of ‘No Politics’
The country’s new coalition government, whose only common ground is the desire to get rid of Benjamin Netanyahu, might just mark a turning point in Israel’s ability to avoid accountability for its actions.