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No government shutdown: A biblical case for government

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg Good government is not the enemy of the people, either in the Bible, or today in … Continued

Pope Francis has a long to-do list, and it starts with the Curia

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis comes into office riding a wave of good will but facing a host of challenges … Continued

Saving good government: Obama’s recess appointments

President Barack Obama says he won’t take ‘no’ as an answer from Republicans, so he’s going around them to appoint … Continued

Rick Santorum makes faith pitch at GOP debate

Chris Carlson AP Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a Republican presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 18, … Continued

Strategic mutual sincerity

In President Obama’s meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, should discussion of human rights and religious freedom be … Continued

American exceptionalism: useless, potentially dangerous

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Faith: the strongest motive to serve

In recent debates between tea party endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. … Continued

Protesting the future or voting Catholic values?

The United States bishops have called for a new social contract in a time of globalization. While it would be … Continued

Mormon voices in the public square and what to make of them

In all of the media analysis and dissection of the Glenn Beck rally in Washington last weekend, and in particular … Continued

What would George Washington say about Islam in USA?

JUST LAW AND RELIGION MICHAEL KESSLER With all the loud clamoring about the proposed Islamic Center to be built near … Continued

Glenn Beck’s rejection of the common good

By Simon Greerpresident and chief executive officer Jewish Funds for Justice Last week, on his radio broadcast, Glenn Beck told … Continued

If you receive government funds you must follow the rules

Q: If a church or other religious charity receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against … Continued

Forgive Haiti’s debt

By Rev. Steven D. MartinExecutive Director, New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good Imagine your best friend borrowing your credit … Continued

If You Think The Culture Wars Are Over, Think Again

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

A Dishonest Review About Islam

Whoever selects and assigns the books on Islam for the Sunday New York Times Book Review needs to widen his … Continued

Discrimination Is a Problem, Not Faith

Many organizations do wonderful work even as they discriminate based on religion, in both their hiring practices and the decisions … Continued

Bless America

Normally, I’m for keeping church and state out of each other’s business as much as humanly possible, mostly to protect … Continued

Greed is the Sickness of Runaway Wanting.

“Greed is good,” said a prominent American capitalist not long before the present series of greedy bubble-bursts, beginning with Enron. … Continued

Atheist’s or Believer’s Delight?

“Atheists’ Delight!” is how I would characterize this question. The only sensible answer is to stress voting for “the best … Continued