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Nixon’s Worst Watergate Legacy: The Politics of Hatred

President Nixon managed to destroy himself in the wake of Watergate, but the legacy he managed to leave had a much more unfortunate impact.

How Romney should talk about religion

Michael Conroy AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves after speaking at the National Rifle Association convention … Continued

Was Santorum running for theologian-in-chief?

Rick Santorum has ended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. This is an historic moment. Santorum’s was possibly the … Continued

A truly ‘Christian’ candidate?

2012 has begun; it’s a presidential election year, and I want to ask the 78 percent if they’d be willing … Continued

Rep. King’s hearing is the wrong answer to the wrong question

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

The disappearing abortion issue

The command by Cardinal-elect and Archbishop Burke that Catholics vote Tea-publican in 2010 was remarkable only in that it was … Continued

Jewish reflections on America’s relationship with Islam

By Rabbi Steve Gutow Last week two disturbing incidents occurred that I hope and pray are not the start of … Continued

Unreason in charge in the oil spill crisis

If you doubt that the greatest, long-term danger to American democracy is the unreason that chokes our public discourse as … Continued

A theistic balance on the court

Those who worry about a balance on the Supreme Court of adherents to Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Protestant Christianity and other … Continued

Should CBS be the arbiter?

Q: The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is sponsoring a pro-life ad, featuring football star Tim Tebow, during … Continued

Obama: nothing but a man, and who said otherwise?

Q: In the Weekly Standard, University of Virginia professor James. W. Ceaser argues that President Obama’s approval ratings are suffering, … Continued

The Supreme Court’s vote for greedy Pharaoh

This week’s newspapers pose an enormous question: Can American democracy survive unregulated corporate money poured into elections?    This week’s Torah … Continued

Marketplace religion peddlers can’t cry foul

Q: Is there widespread media bias against Christianity? Against evangelicals such as Brit Hume and Sarah Palin? Against public figures … Continued

It’s a Wonderful Subdivision

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” portrays the decent life of a small-town American, George … Continued

How a culture dies

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen Not long ago I had the privilege to visit the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolumbino … Continued

Giving thanks for enough

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen Thursday we commemorate the sacrifices and hardships of our forbears, and that first Thanksgiving feast … Continued

The Town Hall Demolition Derby

Guest Blogger Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and an On Faith panelist. … Continued

Islam’s Immigrant Image

Guest blogger Gustav Niebuhr is an associate professor at Syracuse University and an On Faith panelist. Islam continues to be … Continued

What Obama Should Say about Iran’s Election

President Obama said many of the right things as the turmoil surrounding the outcome of the Iranian election unfolded. After … Continued

IRAN: Turmoil is More Hopeful than Order

Given the election-related turmoil in the Islamic Republic of Iran, can democracy ever take hold in a theocracy? How should … Continued