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Pope Francis has delivered to Congress his State of the Soul address — historically sophisticated, gracefully appropriate, morally ambitious — and I'm all for making it a yearly ritual, along with (...
Since the Iran nuclear deal was announced in mid-July, the world has been treated to an unusual historical spectacle. As President Obama was busy twisting arms to prevent repudiation of the agreement, the Irani...
Bush's claim — that radical Islamism is a violation rather than an expression of Islam — is controversial among many conservatives today. This change in attitude toward Islam represents the largest ...
If the goal — as some scientists urge — is an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, then it will be necessary "to reduce emissions from transportation and electrical production in partic...
In the early days of the 2016 Republican campaign — an unusually important period, some of the clearest leadership has emerged from an unexpected source: former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
The recent Pew Forum Report, "America's Changing Religious Landscape," does not bode as grimly as many would have the American public believe.
What are the lessons a president should draw from American interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq?
Embracing pseudoscience as the centerpiece of an advertising and branding effort is an act of corporate irresponsibility.
Both Judaism and Christianity have made progress over the centuries in weeding out dualism — reinterpreting their violent scriptural texts and finding resources of "respect for the other."
Much about the justice and unity of our country will depend on the increased ambition of their next iteration.