U.S. policy has promoted the economic and religious right. The idea that it has been good for women in the global south is ludicrous.
The late Supreme Court justice, having bestowed the Constitution's blessing on personal gun rights, bears responsibility for our collective impotence in response to the madness of gun violence in America.
A new Boko Haram massacre has killed hundreds in Nigeria's northeast, a senator said Wednesday, as police offered $300,000 for information leading to the rescue of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by the Islamists.
The horrific story of the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls from their school in Borno Province, northeastern Nigeria, by the Boko Haram terrorist group has again underlined the problem of violent fundamentalism in Africa.
The first generation of Americans educated in the mass Christian home-schooling movement of the late 1990s have grown up and some are speaking critically about their experiences.
Having observed politics up close and personal for most of my adult lifetime, I have come to the conclusion that the rise of politicized religious fundamentalism may have been the key ingredient in the transformation of the Republican Party.
It now seems a necessary qualification for the Republican nomination, at least at the present primaries stage, to be a born-again fundamentalist Protestant. Yet in the United States the majority of the electorate is not fundamentalist, evangelical or Protestant.