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13 Intriguing Religion and Politics Findings for 2013

From Catholicism to capitalism to marijuana use, here are 13 interesting facts about the American population in 2013.

Survey: Libertarian numbers are small but their social, political clout is growing

WASHINGTON — A new statistical portrait of libertarians examines their political and cultural views just as a Libertarian Party candidate … Continued

COMMENTARY: Federal workers deserve a living wage

WASHINGTON — “All labor has dignity.” That’s what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said 50 years ago, and it’s … Continued

What’s the real cost of cheap, fast food?

(Photo: Belleville News-Democrat) Last week, thousands of Americans stepped away from their jobs at fast-food restaurants and into the streets … Continued

In defense of Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby co-founders David and Barbara Green (Hobby Lobby via AP) The original copy of Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in Hands … Continued

Time to choose ethics over fashion?

A garment worker who soldiers said was pulled alive from the rubble reacts as he walks on his own at … Continued

FDR Labor Secretary Frances Perkins wins’Lent Madness’ tournament

WASHINGTON — The NCAA’s March Madness is down to the Sweet Sixteen, but Lent Madness has already skipped through the … Continued

‘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

‘Nuns on the bus’ leader: Power to the people – below the poverty line

AP Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, speaks during a stop on the first day of a nine-state Nuns … Continued

Living 24/6 in a 24/7 world

The news is overwhelming. Hurricane Sandy has left many underwater and out of power. Iran and North Korea want a … Continued