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Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories

AFP/GETTY IMAGES In May, President Obama became the first U.S. president to say publicly he was in favor of same-sex … Continued

“Free stuff”? The message from Romney’s NAACP speech

NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/GETTY IMAGES US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People … Continued

Lisa Brown, silenced on the Michigan House floor, helps read ‘Vagina Monolgues’ on statehouse steps

Dale G. Young AP Rep. Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, from left, Rep. Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield, playwright Eve Ensler and Sen. … Continued

Papal religion and politics in Mexico and Cuba

Pope Benedict’s visit to Latin America in 2012 will take him to two countries: one where the Catholic Church is … Continued

Tweeting for justice: Why social media is the new face of feminism

“Feminist ethicist Beverly Harrison once wrote, “God is in the connection.” In the “spectacular social media defeat” of Rush Limbaugh, … Continued

Colbert and the Super PACs: The men who stare at votes

Kris Connor GETTY IMAGES Stephen Colbert speaks during the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” on the National Mall on … Continued

Is Romney Mormonism’s JFK?

After his successes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Mitt Romney is two crucial steps closer to clinching the 2012 Republican … Continued

American atheists must define themselves, not be defined by the religious

I am sorry to tell you that this will be my last regular “Spirited Atheist” column, and I want to … Continued

Can a Christian be a libertarian?

Charlie Neibergall AP U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference at his newly opened Iowa campaign office, … Continued

Christian politicians exalt suffering in GOP campaign

Imagine that the year is 1932 and presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt, instead of addressing himself to the economic paralysis … Continued