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Washington is atwitter. Mitt Romney will give a "JFK speech" accounting for his Mormonism the way then-Sen. John F. Kennedy dealt with his Catholicism. Political junkies just love Kennedy nostalgia. So profound is the Kennedy cargo cult that Michael...
firstname.lastname@example.orgAT LEAST A dozen times in the last decade, I've read or heard that the United States is coming to the end of the affirmative action era. I don't believe it. Americans are always making premature or wrongheaded pronouncements about the ends and beginnings...
Tags: Minority Groups, Nevada, Political Candidates, Oregon, Michigan
Peace in our time? All of a sudden, we're getting foreign affairs news that seems, well, good. The Israelis and Palestinians are restarting the long-stalled peace process. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has stepped down as army chief of staff and...
What do the Hillary Clinton campaign and comedian Michael Richards have in common? When feeling insecure, both appeal to social prejudices to delegitimize their adversaries. Three weeks ago, two Clinton campaign volunteer county coordinators in Iowa...
Tags: Mormonism, Mitt Romney, Nebraska, Government, Arts and Culture
As the hopeless but energetic presidential campaign of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) builds momentum in name recognition, fundraising and cross-ideology appeal, media conservatives are beginning to attack Paul in earnest. Republican consultant David Hill...
Tags: Iowa, Hillary Clinton, Ron Paul, Texas, Elections
I have a bad habit of annoying Christians. Partly it's because I don't believe in Jesus, and partly it's because Jesus keeps letting me write columns about how I don't believe in Jesus. Last March, after some campaigning, I got Starbucks to put a quote...
THERE IS A WAR on Hanukkah. I know this because, even by late last week, I had absolutely no idea it was Hanukkah. Usually my grandmother sends a card, or the radio plays that Adam Sandler song, or one of those Chabad people in a Mitzvah tank picks me out...
Special to The TimesAN order of Catholic nuns has overcome skepticism about their ability to survive in the competitive world of tour operation. In fact, the sisters are entering their 24th year of successfully offering "reality trips" to impoverished nations. The Global...
Ghazi Hajj Other job experience: Consultant for small business owners and franchise development; former South Florida CEO of chicken restaurant chain; former national vice president of operations for pizza chain; former regional vice president for...
After Barack Obama was elected president, Pope Benedict XVI sent him a congratulatory letter. So did Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At the time, neither the Vatican nor the Catholic bishops...
Sun ReporterArchbishop Edwin F. O'Brien will receive his pallium at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican tomorrow, a capstone event marking his connection to the Catholic hierarchy and to the church worldwide. More than 100 Marylanders have traveled to Rome to attend...
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