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Church and State
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Behind the Burkini

The overturned ban is not a religious issue, but the symbol of a broader political struggle.

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Hugo Grotius
The Texas State Bar and the Ambiguities of Secularity

People often confuse ‘secularity’ and ‘secularism’. A case in point.

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The Money Factor in the Catholic Communion Battle

For the German Catholic church, there’s more at stake in the debate over communion for the remarried than theology. There’s also money.

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Charlie Hebdo and France’s Irreligious Tradition

Public irreligion in France, from the 16th century to Charlie Hebdo.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
brave new world

We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

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