Subscribe

wright

on

Almost half a century after his death, the civil rights icon has been reduced to little more than a lifeless statue. Yet his courageous call for peace and criticism of his government in a time of war must not be lost to history.King's courageous call for peace and criticism of his government at a time of war must not be lost to history.

Book Review

by on

Can Robert Wright, the acclaimed author of "The Moral Animal," square the circle in his new book on the persistent and vexing issue of what role religion plays in how human societies seek to comport themselves? Just how crucial to our modern ethical ideas like universal rights and equality among all persons is the notion of a single, all-powerful god?

on

Even though the American mainstream media pronounced Friday's presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain a draw, the UK's Guardian newspaper tallied up some poll results and found that Obama has gained an edge over McCain as the candidates head into their final month of campaigning.

on

Having endured at least three rounds of controversy stemming from his 20-year association with Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ, Democratic candidate Barack Obama has decided to end his membership, telling reporters Saturday that he is sorry for the intense media attention his affiliation has attracted to the church and its members.

on

This wasn't the best week for Sen. John McCain's (former) religious advisers, the Revs. John Hagee and Rod Parsley -- primarily because the Republican front-runner has effectively given them both the political heave-ho following the public re-airing of their takes on Israel and Islam, respectively.

by on

The first important election result for the senator in May -- coming before his North Carolina victory -- was the outcome of a little-noticed U.S. House contest in Louisiana.

on

It is a period of political civil war Hillary Clinton, striking from her hidden base in Pennsylvania, has scored a major victory against Barack Obama During the battle, rogue surrogates provided distractions from real issues Pursued by the Republican Party's sinister agents well, you get the idea.

by on

Do white right-wing preachers have it easier than black left-wing preachers? Is there a double standard?

TD originals

by on

We are letting religious fanaticism dominate the presidential campaign. The candidates have brought it on themselves with tedious references to their churchgoing piety. Now we're all paying for it. Who cares what their preachers say?

Personalize your Truthdig experience. Choose authors to follow, bookmark your favorite articles and more.
Your Truthdig, your way. Access your favorite authors, articles and more.
or
or

A password will be e-mailed to you.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles and comments are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.