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Bipartisanship is dead; can it be resurrected?

By Thomas Reese — February 20, 2024
(RNS) — Partisanship is baked into our political system because of gerrymandering, primaries and campaign financing.

How many deaths …?

By Jeffrey Salkin — February 19, 2024
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Trump’s language of evil

By Phyllis Zagano — February 16, 2024
(RNS) — A manner of speaking is infesting our politics that is insulting to both the subject and the listener.

The ‘biblical manhood’ industry is a scam

By Karen Swallow Prior — February 15, 2024
(RNS) — The church is the last place where cultural stereotypes should be upheld as biblical truth.

How is this Holocaust movie different from other Holocaust movies?

By Jeffrey Salkin — February 14, 2024
(RNS) — ‘The Zone of Interest,’ a nominee for best picture, makes the propensity for evil quite plain — and relevant.

Super Bowl religion ads are a blast from the past

By Mark Silk — February 13, 2024
(RNS) — The ads from three sectors of American faith harked back to when faith played a peacemaking role.

Fasting from carbon for Lent

By Thomas Reese — February 12, 2024
(RNS) — It is an act of penance for what we in the rich world have done, and it is a prayer for help in avoiding catastrophe.

Are the Jews still cool?

By Jeffrey Salkin — February 12, 2024
(RNS) — I miss Philip Seymour Hoffman — especially when he was uncool.

An open letter to the Southern Baptist Convention

By Karen Swallow Prior — February 9, 2024
(RNS) — Dear SBC, you don’t have to be this way.

Revisiting those old Mormon movies from 50 years ago — with live commentary!

By Jana Riess — February 9, 2024
(RNS) — From 'Saturday's Warrior' to 'Cipher in the Snow,' there's a treasure trove of more than 100 vintage LDS Church movies for your viewing pleasure.

60 years ago today, the Beatles appeared on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

By Jeffrey Salkin — February 9, 2024
(RNS) — There are far more connections between the Beatles and the Jews than we think.

The Synod on Synodality called for better liturgy. Will anyone listen?

By Thomas Reese — February 6, 2024
(RNS) — If the church is to have a Eucharistic revival, its liturgical texts should promote active participation by all people.

Trump disqualification case has shaken up American civil religion

By Mark Silk — February 6, 2024
(RNS) — Liberals and conservatives have switched sides.

Why I envy Orthodox Jews

By Jeffrey Salkin — February 5, 2024
(RNS) — What do you envy in a religious tradition that is not your own?
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