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American Muslims celebrate defeat of congressional critics

American Muslims are celebrating the ouster of two congressmen known for their anti-Islamic rhetoric, and heralding the outcomes as a … Continued

Romney sells to the wrong voters

AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney listens as he is introduced during a campaign stop at American … Continued

The myth of Mitt Romney’s evangelical problem

Mitt Romney has an evangelical problem. Or so we’ve been told by everyone from The New Yorker to The Huffington … Continued

Is the GOP about to have an (Asian American) evangelical problem?

Few Americans know that Asian Americans voted largely in favor of Obama when he ran against McCain in 2008. Little … Continued

Report aims to map funding to anti-Islamist groups

Updated 7:13 p.m. The liberal Center for American Progress released a report Friday that it says maps the financial infrastructure … Continued

Debt talks, the budget and the problem of ‘What would Jesus do?’

Alex Wong VIA BLOOMBERG U.S. President Barack Obama, second right, meets with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from … Continued

There is no right to be born

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Shooting underscores need for civility

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

Vitriol + guns = disaster

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

May your Christmas be Catholic and gay

The repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) provision for the U.S. armed forces was welcomed by a majority … Continued

The public’s business

In recent debates between tea party endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. … Continued

A natural, if complicated, alliance

What is the Tea Party? Is it “a recession-era version of the religious right? ” Is it something else? And … Continued

Catholics must fight sin of ignorance

The “culture of willful ignorance” in all its popular manifestations is a current and present danger to social morality. The … Continued

Why telling Muslims what they believe is a bad idea

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … 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

Moral mayhem on high seas

Israel’s early morning commando raid on a Freedom Flotilla headed for the Gaza Strip has ignited a torrent of judgments. … Continued

Illegal acts, not people

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Church’s real enemy: sin

Pope Benedict XVI has named the chief enemy of the Catholic Church today: the Catholic Church today. With his statements … Continued

Church-state separation and a successor for Stevens

The retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens from the Supreme Court this June will be a sad day for all … Continued

Please, no religion in foreign policy formation

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued