Richard Nixon

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On torture, the truth will set us free

With the death of British journalist David Frost, Americans were reminded of the impact that the Nixon tapes played toward … Continued

Election 2012: Sex, lies and videotape

AFP/GETTY IMAGES A man fills out paper work to participate in the final day of early voting at the Lancaster … Continued

Nixon’s Worst Watergate Legacy: The Politics of Hatred

President Nixon managed to destroy himself in the wake of Watergate, but the legacy he managed to leave had a much more unfortunate impact.

Prison set Chuck Colson free

Handout official White House photo President Richard M. Nixon with Charles Colson, center, and Ken Clawson on May 13, 1972. … Continued

Beyond a ‘loss of faith’

Fifty-nine thousand-plus On Faith readers recommended Thomas L. Day’s November 11th essay “Penn State, my final loss of faith.” Thirty-three … Continued

A ‘Nobel’ way to live

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” So mused humorist Mark Twain upon learning of his premature obituary in … Continued

Rep. King using Nixon’s playbook: create the enemies you need

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Why stir up suspicion?

There was an interesting synchronicity with this week’s question about the congressional hearings on the “radicalization” of Islam. While I … Continued

We should judge their politics, not their religion

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … Continued

Faith in the individual candidates

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … Continued

Can a Mormon now be president?

By Julia Duin Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith was widely viewed by analysts as a chief obstacle to his 2008 run … Continued

Got anxiety? Religion and political polarization today

It seems like the one thing, perhaps the only thing, a broad range of Americans can agree upon today is … Continued

Every secular vote must be counted in this election

The dramatic year 1968, when I cast my first unhappy presidential vote for Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey, was also the … Continued

Tea Party reactionary; on the wrong side of history

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

Tea-publicans and the Know-Nothing recycle

The Tea Party paints itself as something new in American politics: it is not. United States’ history has always harbored … Continued

Why the president’s faith matters

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Rauf (and all religious people) should speak to those who distort the tradition

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Isolation vs. Love as the foundation for foreign policy

Religious beliefs have profound implications for policies such as Israel’s present policy of isolating Palestinians; and of America’s efforts to … 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

What did he know and when did he know it?

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued