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‘They deserve a vote’: Call and response in Obama’s State of the Union

Andrew Harrer BLOOMBERG Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, second left, and husband Mark Kelly, retired space shuttle commander, listen to U.S. … Continued

Still waiting for Obama to act

As I ran down to the White House with other Washington, D.C. college students to celebrate President Obama’s re-election in … Continued

American Tolerance vs. Sept. 11 terrorism — a victory of pluralism over prejudice

GETTY IMAGES Germano Riviera walks with the “Flag of Honor,” which displays the names of all of the victims of … Continued

HHS mandate: President Obama’s broken promise

GETTY IMAGES WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 23: Protesters participate in a “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” rally in front of … Continued

Affordable Care Act ruling promises religious fights for the forseeable future

Mark Wilson GETTY IMAGES Health-care law opponents and proponents gatherin front of he U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 … Continued

Is 2012 good for the Mormons?

Charles Krupa AP Republican presidential candidate, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, visits St. Paul’s Lutheran Church while campaigning in Berlin, … Continued

Is the GOP ready to see women as equal under God?

“Game Change,” HBO’s move adaptation of the Mark Halperin and John Heilemann book about the 2008 presidential election, has drawn … Continued

70 years later, still blaming an ‘enemy within’

Sunday, February 19, 2012, marks the seventieth anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order (EO) 9066 – … Continued

Obama administration picks a fight with Catholics

The Obama administration has chosen to ignore the First Amendment and add insult to injury for Catholics whose schools, hospitals … Continued

What ‘All American Muslim’ has to be thankful for

Todd McInturf AP Islamic Center of America Executive Administrator Kassem Allie, right, 54, and his son, Khalil Allie, 14, protest … Continued

Rep. Pelosi, conscience is more than a ‘thing’

MANDEL NGAN AFP/GETTY IMAGES House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, speaks during her weekly briefing November 17, 2011 in the … Continued

UC Davis pepper spray and the power of nonviolent witness

BRIAN NGUYEN REUTERS University of California Davis students covered in pepper spray sit during an “Occupy UCD” demonstration in Davis, … Continued

Singling out one faith affects them all

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Time to ditch the label “politically correct”

As an early new year’s resolution, I am vowing to retire the term “politically correct” from my writing. We all … Continued

Exceptional arrogance

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Voting not religious but results shape moral values

I have never thought of voting being a religious act. To be religious, there is an implication that any given … Continued

Pulpit fiction

By David Waters Dozens of defiant Christian ministers across the country defied IRS warnings and turned their sermons into partisan … Continued

A natural, if complicated, alliance

What is the Tea Party? Is it “a recession-era version of the religious right? ” Is it something else? And … Continued

Analogy overkill: justice not healing

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

What makes ground so “sacred” that it provides soil for profane behavior?

In the past few weeks, we have heard both the defenders and opponents of the plan to build a Muslim … Continued