Pinckney's short history deals with basic things—Reconstruction, Ku Klux Klan terrorism, crude political machinations like Plessy v Ferguson—white people can forget.
The furor over Indiana's RFRA raises questions about our capacity to engage in the kind of thoughtful, careful public discussion that issues like this demand.
'Religion' is a concept flexible enough to be accommodated legally while keeping the state neutral about theological questions.
A biography of the Supreme Court justice that offers us a better view of Scalia’s press clips than of Scalia himself.
We are confronted with a conservative judiciary using any argument it can to win ideological victories that elude their side in the elected branches of government.
It's one thing to be asked to provide contraception, another to contribute to a plan covering it, and another to tell the government your religious objections to it.
Big campaign donations threaten the common good by allowing big donors to drown out the voices of ordinary voters both before and after elections.
The court majority failed the empathy test and lost a chance to balance honor of religion's role in public life with the rights of those of all faiths.
After Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes bill affecting gay marriage, similar bills in other states will give us another master class in how to hold a culture war.
Legislative prayer is the subject of the latest religion-clause challenge to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
It is ever more important that transparency and accountability be built into the government’s antiterrorism efforts.
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