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Welcome to Women’s History Month, Justice Scalia

March is Women’s History Month, and this year’s celebration of the historic and contemporary contributions of women in this country … Continued

Newt Gingrich’s Catholicism and his 2012 penance

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks to a cheering crowd during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Thursday … Continued

Predictions for Catholic America in 2011

Last year I was 10 for 15, not bad as a winning percentage, but only if you count the “won’t … Continued

The Constitution is not an idol

In battling the right-wing argument that the framers of the Constitution never intended to separate church and state because the … Continued

What was Ginni Thomas thinking?

Clarence Thomas’s wife’s out-of-the-blue phone call asking Anita Hill to apologize revived a 19-year-old story that was pretty much dead. … Continued

Why Anita Hill deserves an apology

Women like Anita Hill who try to tell the truth about being sexually harassed all too often are disbelieved and … Continued

Every secular vote must be counted in this election

The dramatic year 1968, when I cast my first unhappy presidential vote for Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey, was also the … Continued

Religious freedom officials enter Ground Zero debate

By Michelle Boorstein What position — if any — should members of America’s primary government body dedicated to religious freedom … Continued

America’s reputation rests on mosque’s test of religious freedom

A mosque near Ground Zero? Who’s going to pay for it? Where are they getting the money? This is the … Continued

Biblical religion the only–and illegitimate– basis for anti-gay laws

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.” “Moral disapproval alone … Continued

Extra! Extra! Elena Kagan liked Thurgood Marshall

I really would like to know what Elena Kagan thinks about the separation of church and state, executive power, free … Continued

Diversity is good; Religious tests for office are not

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

The Supreme Court vis-a-vis the Supreme Being (or not)

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Atheism and the death penalty

It was amusing to see both atheists and religious believers wrangling over biblical rationalizations for the death penalty in their … Continued

Church-state separation and a successor for Stevens

The retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens from the Supreme Court this June will be a sad day for all … Continued

And then there were none (Protestants on the Supreme Court)

By David Waters Religion is not supposed to be a factor in the nomination or confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court … Continued

Is She Catholic? Does It Matter?

God in Government blogger Jacqueline L. Salmon notes that the blogosophere is buzzing with speculation about Supreme Court nominee Sonia … Continued

Sotomayor Would Make It 6 Catholics on the Court

Judge Sonia Sotomayor is Catholic — not unusual for someone of Hispanic descent. Her religion also would not be unusual … Continued

I Vote For Reason

As an atheist, I have no “religious” reasons to vote for any candidate. As a citizen who cherishes the separation … Continued

Unwanted Advice for Candidates On The Faithiness Trail

There is no point in my advising John McCain or Barack Obama about the role that religion should play in … Continued