National Cathedral to Host 1st Same-Sex Weddings

The Washington National Cathedral, where the nation gathers to mourn tragedies and celebrate new presidents, will soon begin hosting same-sex marriages. Cathedral officials tell The Associated Press the church will be among the first Episcopal congregations to implement a new rite of marriage for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members. The church will announce its new policy Wednesday. As the […]

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Britain’s Class Divide: Can Oxbridge Solve Its Privilege Problem?

In a study decorated with leather-bound books and busts of ancient Greek scholars, an 18-year-old British student is getting an assignment: a 2,000-word essay on democracy and Fukuyama’s “The End of History?” “I want you to get argumentative,” says her teacher, glancing over his spectacles. “Next week we’ll pick up the theme of democracy with Plato.” Dressed in jeans, bangles […]

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Piers Morgan v. Alex Jones

Monday’s Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN should have been titled Morgan vs. Jones and aired on pay-per-view. Alex Jones is a radio host who supports a White House petition to deport Morgan, who is British, for his views on gun control. Since the Newtown, Conn., shooting, Morgan has openly discussed his belief in a nationwide ban on semiautomatic assault weapons […]

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The Israel Lobby and Hagel

Jeff Goldberg has an interesting post about the mixed feelings that the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) may have about launching a major lobbying campaign against Chuck Hagel. He may be right–and it would be wonderful if true–but I know that AIPAC has been quietly working the phones, arguing against the nomination. There is a difference between that and […]

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U.S. Marijuana Laws Ricochet Through Latin America

President Obama has yet to deliver a clear response to the November decision by Colorado and Washington to legalize recreational marijuana use — asked whether the government would enforce Federal laws that override the verdict of those states’ referenda, he answered simply that he has “bigger fish to fry”. But leaders from across Latin America responded within days of the […]

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