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ANALYSIS: As Mitt Romney moves to the middle, anti-abortion activists try to cover his right flank

As Mitt Romney has moved to the center in an effort to overtake President Barack Obama in the campaign’s homestretch, … Continued

The priest I never was

When I reached Washington in 1989, just after college, my large Catholic family in Baltimore could not have loved me … Continued

The God vote meets the rage of atheists, agnostics, and humanists

After the first presidential debate last week, I wrote  “when Mitt Romney mentioned the ‘Creator’ in the debate tonight, he … Continued

Ain’t no mountain high enough

On Sunday morning our gospel choir sang an extraordinary song by Kurt Carr called “For Every Mountain.” When I watched … Continued

Does this candidate have a prayer?

“South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum,” observed Congressman James L. Petigru, … Continued

The new evangelical vote

White evangelical voters just aren’t as predictable as they used to be. That’s the news out of Iowa – and … Continued

God, guns, and politics: an unholy Trinity

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Tax cuts for wealthy unjust

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

2010 electoral results bad news for secular Americans

It is undeniable that the economy dominated campaign 2010 and that cultural issues at the nexus of religion and politics … Continued

Voting a civic duty, not a religious act

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued