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Religious Freedom Rifts
Religious Freedom Rifts
Indiana and Arkansas Backpedal on RFRA

Indiana and Arkansas governors are poised to backtrack on religious freedom legislation in their states. Things might only get uglier from here.

Religious Freedom Rifts
The RFRA Boogeyman

The misguided furor over Indiana’s religious liberty bill has created more heat than light. The law’s effects would be very modest and far from “anti-gay.”

Religious Freedom Rifts
The Most Important Supreme Court Decision This Term

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two different cases contesting Obamacare’s contraception mandate. This case, which is about far more than contraception, could be the Court’s most important of the term.

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Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

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