Jun 29, 2015
Conservatives say marriage equality and health-care laws threaten their religious freedom. Should they be exempt?
May 15, 2015
The tension between religiosity and secular government goes back to the nation’s founding.
The Christian Coalition has made a dangerous gamble by associating faith with the Republican Party. If God blesses us only as Republicans or Democrats, both politics and religion are in trouble.
Feb 26, 2016
Conservatives have challenged the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate on the grounds that it tramples on their religious liberty, but a leading law professor argues that the lawsuit would undermine freedom of worship in the long run.
Jan 21, 2016
Beyond the politics of resentment is the Calvinist notion that the frontrunner’s wealth marks him as God’s anointed.
Jan 06, 2016
The Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case not only puts public-sector unions in danger, it risks opening a new chapter in the war over religion in public schools.
Dec 25, 2015
Anger, not love, is the core of far-right candidates’ appeal this year.
Nov 12, 2015
Netanyahu's awful choice of PR chief reveals how nationalism feeds the conflict at Jerusalem's holiest spot.
Nov 04, 2015
In a ballot measure designed to overturn Houston's nondiscrimination ordinance, a cootie offensive prevailed.
Oct 01, 2015
There’s a price for treating religious groups as homogenous political blocs.
Sep 28, 2015
Why reproductive health is a social justice issue.
Sep 25, 2015
By turns subtle and blatant, the pontiff set heads spinning in his address to Congress.
Jul 15, 2015
Progressives are too easily taken in by talk of climate change and capitalism.
Jul 03, 2015
From Stonewall to Black Lives Matter, the African American LGBT community has always been on the forefront of fights for equality.
May 11, 2015
Francis has challenged the Catholic Church. How much can he change it?
May 10, 2015
In the real America, the lives of women—especially black and brown women—are no bed of roses.
May 08, 2015
To stay in power, Israel's prime minister created a government even further right than he is.
May 04, 2015
Massacres in Nigeria and Garissa, Kenya, did not draw nearly as much worldwide attention or grief as Charlie Hebdo. What does that say about how we value African lives?