The prevailing view among conservatives: The GOP's central goal should be to spend two more years making Obama look bad.
What purpose could there be for a three-day meeting touted as an “interreligious colloquium on the complementarity of man and woman”? Opposition to same-sex unions.
Laws that once upheld the "traditional views" of marriage social conservatives advocate were dismantled piece by piece because they inflicted other moral costs.
Barack Obama has always been right that joining the fray requires hope. So it is all the more dispiriting that Americans seem to be fed up with the whole thing.
Only nineteen months have passed since Francis became pope. So much has happened it's easy to forget how different things might be if not for his personality.
Republicans have been effective at turning the anger that working-class whites feel about being left behind against liberals, Democrats, and President Obama.
No synod assembly ever has captured, even remotely, the interest of so many people around the world as the one underway right now in Rome.
I want my boys to keep believing there’s nothing they can’t do—but not only because they happen to be boys.
Since the Synod of Bishops was instituted in 1965, no pope has ever begun an assembly’s first working session with an address like the one Pope Francis gave.
The catechesis of the 1970s became a cautionary tale, the model of what not to do in passing on the faith. For years I was sympathetic to that analysis. But now?
China's Xi Jinping insists he will tolerate no concessions to the calls for electoral and governmental reform now being made in mass demonstrations in Hong Kong.