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Religion & Other Curiosities
The Green Pope
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The Fisherman’s Other Shoe Has Dropped

Francis’ prescriptions on the environment are fanciful at best, and represent the latest Vatican lurch to the Left.

The First Amendment
Religion in a Plain Brown Envelope

American progressives want religion to be a pursuit that people engage in privately—rather like pornography.

An Obituary

Brigitte Berger, 1928 – 2015

The Francis Era
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A Poor Church for the Poor?

The left likes to look for the “root causes of poverty”. A better project would be looking for “the root causes of wealth”. It would be helpful if Catholic social teaching supported this project.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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Are Evangelicals Winning the World?

Why are parts of Germany formerly under the enforced secularism of the Communist party rediscovering charismatic religion?

100 Years
The Armenian Genocide and Its Deniers

The 100th year anniversary of one of the great crimes of the 20th century provides a moment to reflect.

Class in America
Virtue and Vice in Indiana

A pizza shop, a national uproar, and the emergence of a new class configuration.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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Desecularization

A look at India, Israel, Algeria, Russia and China shows just how secularization and desecularization have worked in tandem through the years.

Survey Says
The “Nones” and the “Buts”

The use of the category of “Nones” in surveys pertaining to religion should be replaced with “Buts”—that is a category for those who will say something like “I am Catholic, but…” The results of such surveys would be much more enlightening.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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Ominous Interruptions

The sacred is both fascinating and terrifying: Humans are both drawn to it and impelled to flee from it.

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Presidential Caesarism

A new Department of Homeland Security policy relaxing immigration enforcement is less dramatic than last year’s executive amnesty, but it still gives Republicans plenty of ammunition to attack the President’s unilateralism.

ACA Fail Fractal

Oregon has not only approved big premium hikes for Obamacare plans; it has even required insurers that didn’t request an increase to raise their prices.

Asia's Game of Thrones

This weekend’s summit in Tokyo could see big announcements of trade expansion into China’s back yard.

Africa's God Wars

A brutal series of massacres by Boko Haram has left more than 150 dead in northeastern Nigeria this week.

Uighur Woes

As Ramadan limits are once again pushed on the restive Uighur population of Xinjiang in western China, some of China’s Muslim neighbors aren’t happy.

The Road to Paris

Rich countries promised the developing world a $100 billion climate fund six years ago, so where’s the money?

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