The Reconquista of the Mosque of Córdoba

Spain’s most famous mosque is at the center of a dispute between activists seeking to preserve its Muslim heritage, and the Catholic Church, which has claimed it as its own. The result could determine the future of Islam in Europe.


The Greener Pope

Francis is about to put climate change front and center on his papal agenda. But can his Holiness heal the political divide?


GOP May Be in for a Rude Awakening on Immigration When Pope Francis Addresses Congress

The pontiff may deliver a stronger rebuke on immigration than the GOP and White House expect.


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The Real War on Christianity

In the Middle East, the Islamic State is crucifying Christians and demolishing ancient churches. Why is this being met with silence from the halls of Congress to Sunday sermons?

Best Defense

Nixon & Vietnam, Obama & Iraq

The end game waged by the Obama administration in many respects resembled that of Nixon and Kissinger’s in 1972. The difference, of course, is that in Hanoi Peace Accords, the Americans had to pull all of their military forces out of South Vietnam.

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