Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
religious liberty
2016 gold lights new year's

2015: Our Very Own Year In Review

A selection of our best analysis, commentary, and reporting from 2015.

December 31, 2015

Religious Liberty Does Not Mean Taking Away Others’ Rights

Davis’ intransigence requires no Solomonic decision-making. She has no right to be Rowan County clerk. If she won’t do the job, she needs to step aside.

September 12, 2015

‘Religious Liberty’ Looks A Lot Like Intolerance From Here

It is not just gay men and lesbians who are threatened by the so-called “religious liberty” movement — it’s all of us.

September 7, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: A Q&A

Some states are refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Religious leaders and business owners are wondering what effect the legalization might have on their practices.

June 29, 2015
religious freedom liberty rally sign

‘Religious Liberty’ Is The Next Frontier In Gay Rights Battle

In the next round of the marriage equality battle — expect to see same-sex rights pitted against the rights of those with religious objections.

June 26, 2015

A Missed Chance On Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON — To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you. This act of empathy helps explain why religious […]

May 8, 2014

Justices Sound Ready To Reject Contraceptives Mandate Under Obamacare

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices sharply criticized part of President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, suggesting they will rule later this year that requiring Christian-owned corporations to offer their employees contraceptives coverage violates the freedom of religion. “Your reasoning would permit requiring profit-making corporations to […]

March 25, 2014

Google Ordered To Take Down YouTube Anti-Muslim Video

By Howard Mintz, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, CA — Google must take down a controversial anti-Muslim video on YouTube that sparked protests across the Muslim world because keeping it on the website violates the rights of an actress who sued after she was allegedly duped into appearing in the film, a divided federal appeals […]

February 26, 2014