February 23, 2012 | 2:37 pm
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February 22, 2012 | 10:01 am
If you are wondering about that smudge on your co-worker’s forehead, today is Ash Wednesday. Here’s what President Obama had to say about the beginning of Lent:
Today, Michelle and I honor Ash Wednesday with Christians around the country and across the world. This is at once a... read on
February 21, 2012 | 3:44 pm
This about-face didn’t take long: Shortly after Rick Santorum’s national campaign spokeswoman compared President Obama’s ways of running the country to “radical Islamic policies,” she retracted her statement.
The newly hired Alice Stewart let out the little verbal slip during an... read on
February 19, 2012 | 8:28 pm
The United Methodist Church is a hold out among mainline Protestant churches, the big denomination that has not changed the church’s stance on same-sex marriages or ordaining gay clergy. Homosexuality has been an increasingly divisive issue for churches, and has led to a lot of... read on
February 19, 2012 | 7:53 pm
Imagine a key issue in the 2012 U.S. presidential election being a fight over whether Americans were unwillingly being forced to eat kosher food. That is basically the situation in France, where far-right leader Marine Le Pen is stoking anti-immigration fears by claiming that she has... read on
February 18, 2012 | 10:03 pm
If you’ve spent considerable time on a college campus recently, you’ve probably seen a street preacher. At UCLA, they tend to frequent Bruin Walk, the main pedestrian walkway through campus. Crowds tend to congregate but, in my experience, they’re not really there to hear the message... read on