NYTimes: Criticizing Israel, Bernie Sanders Highlights Split Among Jewish Democrats

Jason Horowitz | New York Times (United States) It was the sort of question — Does Israel have a right to defend itself as it sees fit? — that had …Continue reading »

HuffPo: Hillary Clinton Calls Out Debate Moderators For Ignoring Women’s Health

Amanda Terkel | Huffington Post (United States) Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) met in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday for the ninth Democratic debate, and once again, the …Continue reading »

Balkinization: Faulty Federalism, Texas Edition: How Texas Hopes to Gut the Right to Abortion

David Gans | Balkinization (United States) Last year, defenders of discriminatory marriage laws urged the Supreme Court to defer to the judgment of state legislatures that had denied marriage equality …Continue reading »

Washington Post: Donald Trump suggests he was audited because of his ‘strong Christian faith.’ Here’s why that’s unlikely.

Davig J. Herzig | The Washington Post (United States) Thursday’s Republican debate surprisingly featured the intersection of religion and taxes, an issue many see intertwined with larger religious freedom debates. …Continue reading »

Religion & Politics: Mormons, Anglicans, and Why Global Churches Struggle over LGBT Rights

Max Perry Mueller | Religion & Politics (United States) In the United States, 2015 was a watershed year for marriage equality. With a 5-4 decision in June, the Supreme Court …Continue reading »

The Atlantic: The Muddled Future of Reproductive Rights

Julie Rovner | The Atlantic (United States) The sudden death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has complicated the fate of many major cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term. …Continue reading »

Veja: A era dos extremos: Trump, Cruz, Sanders

Geraldo Samor | Veja (Brasil) Acostumado a rotular qualquer desafeto de ‘loser’ (perdedor), Donald Trump perdeu nesta madrugada o primeiro capítulo das eleições primárias dos EUA — em que cada …Continue reading »

NYTimes: The G.O.P.’s Holy War

Frank Bruni | The New York Times (United States) DES MOINES — IN the final, furious days of campaigning here, it was sometimes hard to tell whether this state’s Republicans …Continue reading »

The Hamilton Spectator: Religion in U.S. presidential politics: How God kept surfacing in GOP debate

Alexandra Panetta | The Hamilton Spectator (United States) WASHINGTON — On this particular debate stage, God’s presence was never in doubt. Republican presidential candidates offered stirring professions of faith during …Continue reading »

Religion & Politics: For Mormons, a Contested Legacy on Capital Punishment

Patrick Q. Mason | Religion & Politics (United States) ver the past century and a half, numerous authors, from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Jon Krakauer, have been fascinated—and horrified—by …Continue reading »

NY Times: Gay Mormons Distressed by New Rules on Same-Sex Relationships

The Associate Press (United States) SALT LAKE CITY — In the last two years, Nathan Kitchen has revealed to his five children that he is gay, gone through a divorce …Continue reading »