How Religious Expression Is Splitting the U.S. Electorate–Including Republicans

Americans may be more religious than their peers in other Western countries, but they have their limits when it comes to mixing religion and public life. According to a new survey conducted by Pew, a 38% plurality of Americans for the first time say there’s too much expression of faith in politics. That figure has increased dramatically in the last […]

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Trayvon Martin case sparks dialouge on racial inequality: What is the meaning of Justice

Nearly one month ago, few people knew the name Trayvon Martin. The teen, who was walking to the house of his father’s fiancée in Sanford, Florida, with a drink and Skittles in hand, was shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who had called police to report suspicious activity. If you had looked on February 26, it would have […]

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Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali

The most recent filing by Restore Our Future, the technically independent group supporting the candidacy of Mitt Romney, revealed a number of firms—a for-profit school, several payday lenders, and a chemical company–whose bottom lines have been threatened or harmed by regulations supported by the Obama Administration. As such, the contributions represent a clear realization of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens […]

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Justice Department, FBI to probe shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin

In the wake of spreading public outrage, the Justice Department and the FBI have opened an investigation into the shooting of a black teenager by a Florida neighborhood watch captain who escaped arrest. More than 435,000 people, many alerted by tweets from celebrities such as movie director Spike Lee and musician Wyclef Jean, signed a petition on Change.org, a social […]

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