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The rise of a new religious America

AP Democrat Colleen Hanabusa, right, congratulates candidate Tulsi Gabbard after both women won their Hawaii Congressional district seats on Nov. … Continued

A Holocaust film that must be seen

Countries, like individuals, have sinister histories from which they cannot escape. At best, they may be able to come to … Continued

Oak Creek and the future of Sikhs in America

In testimony before a Senate subcommittee hearing on domestic terrorism and hate crimes, Sikh Americans demanded the federal government do … Continued

Why claims of conscience matter

Lest we forget, our Framers put religious liberty, or freedom of conscience, first on the list of fundamental rights protected … 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

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

Rick Santorum makes faith pitch at GOP debate

Chris Carlson AP Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a Republican presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 18, … Continued

Christian right fighting theocracy

Brandon Thibodeaux GETTY IMAGES Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) speaks on stage alongside Rev. C.L. Jackson, of Houston’s Pleasant Grove … Continued

Religious liberty good for religion & the state

In President Obama’s meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, should discussion of human rights and religious freedom be … Continued