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Only the Next Step

The tensions within Orthodoxy are partly theological. But there is also a more worldly clash of interests, including the rivalry between Constantinople and Moscow.

Sound & Fury

Brexit may end up being not a setback but an opportunity. And a decade or two from now, we may well find it difficult to recall what all the fuss was about.

Patients before Profits

When it comes to the world’s most deadly diseases, our profit-based pharmaceutical system is a failure. That's why Rachel Kiddell-Monroe wants fundamental change.
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'Weiner'

'Weiner' sets out to film Anthony Weiner’s unlikely political comeback, as he sought to put the disgrace behind him with a run for mayor of New York in 2013.

Naming the Problem

What makes confronting the past courageous is the possibility that it may compel us to change something in the present.

Selling Religious Ignorance

Donald Trump says things to appeal to whatever crowd he's talking to, but casting doubt on Hillary Clinton’s faith before a group of evangelicals is a new low.

How Long Shall the Wicked Exult?

In the aftermath of events like Orlando, it seems as though the God of Jacob does not perceive, and it is no impiety to say so. But that is not the end of the story.

Poland Turns Right

Poland's young extreme nationalists represent a revival for which being Catholic and Polish implies also being anti-European, anti-pluralist, and anti-liberal.

False Choices & Religious Liberty

Religious liberty has a damaged “brand” these days, and Catholic institutions have played a role. The nation's largest church now needs to lower the temperature.

Is the Gun Lobby Finally Cornered?

Even fervently held dogma is not immune to reality. After Orlando, gun-sanity rejectionists feel the pressure as advocates of sane gun laws move off the defensive.

In the Hands of an Angry Electorate

We need to name the anger of voters but in the restrained rhetoric of the common good. Would the cures offered by Trump and Sanders prove worse than the disease?

Will Orlando Soften Our Ideologies?

Reactions to the killings in Orlando etched a portrait of our national divisions and our inclination to know what we think even when we lack all of the facts.
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