I expect the political. I did not expect rhetoric laced with a creeping disdain for religion.
Brat's certainty is that what makes America great is not just God, or even Christianity. It's Protestantism.
Seventy years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt offered this prayer.
"Russia is remaking itself as the leader of the anti-Western world," says author Masha Gessen, who has written a book on Russian President Vladimir Putin. "But the war to be waged is not with rockets,"...
The Supreme Court has taken the classic notion that corporations are people to troubling levels in cases like Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which has corrupted the political process. Now they are about to do the same...
Good news these days is far too rare, so when it comes, it's great. Upon the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as pontiff, it is inspiring to see how much he has done in so little time and what a blessing he has been for the...
Pope Francis has called on leaders and politicians around the world to care for the poor, feed the hungry, help the needy, and reform economic and financial systems whose injustices, the pope correctly says, kill people.
He has put helping the poor, social justice, common decency and challenging income inequality back where they belong: on the front pages and center stage in our national and global dialogue.
The lobby in the building where I live is decorated annually with Christmas props that I wouldn’t have in my home. Some Jewish residents asked the building managers to add Hanukkah paraphernalia. I don't like that idea either. I wish folks of all religions would do their holiday homage privately.
There are few values in our Constitution that are not relativistic, especially in the Bill of Rights. Terms such as “cruel and unusual,” “due process of law," “unreasonable search and seizure,” or “excessive” fines or bail — concepts like these are inherently subject to interpretation and debate.
But the Supreme Court’s venerable standard of a wall between church and state in the First Amendment is clear and definite: the two should be separate. Any incursion is like being a little pregnant: There ain’t no such thing.