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‘Left, Right & Center’: Crimea Naivete, Hobby Lobby, Trusting the NSA

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists, including this week former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, discuss former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s claim that he could handle Russia better. Also, the Supreme Court hears arguments about religious freedom, and can we trust anything the NSA says?

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Religious Liberty for Corporations

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Sex, Gender, and the Familiar Fight Over Religious Exemptions

The conflict between religious freedom and gender/sexual equality has become “the most important civil rights issue of this time.”

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Discrimination License

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Religious Discrimination

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Utah Judge Strikes Down Polygamy Law

A U.S. District Court judge ruled key parts of Utah’s polygamy law unconstitutional, a decision that effectively decriminalizes polygamy.

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Paul Ryan: Obama Victory a Threat to Religious Freedom

The Republican vice presidential nominee warns that “Judeo-Christian” values are at risk if President Obama wins the election on Tuesday.

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Single-Payer Contraception

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Fashion Police: France Votes to Ban the Burqa

The French Senate voted 246-1 Tuesday to make it illegal for women to wear garments that cover their entire faces. The measure, if greenlighted by a constitutional body, will affect only a few thousand people, but its implications for religious freedom and women’s rights have attracted international interest.

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Obama Defends Ground Zero Mosque Plans

President Obama has come out strongly in defense of controversial plans to erect a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City. Muslims, the president said, have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else.

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Court OKs Hallucinogenic Tea

The Supreme Court unanimously rules that the government cannot stop a small New Mexican religious sect from using DMT, a banned substance. The case pitted religious freedom against the nation’s drug control laws.

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