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July 29, 2014
Portland, part II: Saving kids from ‘fundamentalist sect’
My colleague Bobby Ross Jr. picked the better article. As much fault as he found...
July 25, 2014
UCLA study literally tries to sell gay marriage in Texas
Help gays marry and boost the economy: That's one of the newest pitches in gay...
July 16, 2014
Should Louisiana priest say what he heard in confession?
Dead men file no lawsuits. They also don’t defend themselves to TV reporters. And live...
July 11, 2014
In NYTimes piece, bias against AA is a hard habit to break
Sometimes our readers are sharper than us professional word pushers. One of them just dismantled...
July 09, 2014
Pope’s abuse apology: Media did a fair job, surprisingly
Mainstream media didn't pile onto Pope Francis. I know that sounds cynical -- something like...
July 08, 2014
Babies and holy ghosts in Texas surrogate pregnancies story
Give the Austin American-Statesman credit for a couple of things. First, the Texas newspaper has...
July 08, 2014
Back in Boston with abortion protesters and fair reporting!
I wasn’t expecting gifts for July 4 weekend, but I feel like I got one...
June 30, 2014
Roadmaps should guide us, including through Sudan
Sudan may be hard for geography-challenged Americans to find on a map, but Reuters --...
June 27, 2014
Two views of SCOTUS abortion decision — both on NBC
Is NBC News going schizoid? The way the network reported the U.S. Supreme Court's decision...
June 26, 2014
Auschwitz in Ireland: L’Humanité on Ireland’s mass graves
The falsehoods and exaggerations -- need I say, the hysteria -- surrounding the Irish orphanage...
June 25, 2014
Mormon reformin’: Putting the antics in semantics
Welcome to the Latter-day Saints Trivia Game! Here is today's question: When did the Mormon...
June 20, 2014
Irish children’s deaths: Media may be returning to sanity
Are cooler heads finally prevailing in that story of the children who died at a...
June 18, 2014
Christians attacked in Iraq: Media finally paying attention
Finally, someone notices that Christians are suffering and dying in the Middle East. With few...
June 16, 2014
Do religions influence China’s atheistic rulers?
MADDIE ASKS: How much of ... eastern and western religions have had an influence on...
June 13, 2014
Did a British judge compel a child to have an abortion?
Reader beware. A story that is too good to be true is often that, not...
June 13, 2014
Axing the wrong questions after Brat-Cantor stunner
There's analysis, and there's hack 'n' slash. When blindsided by the come-from-behind election of David...
June 11, 2014
In Irish children’s deaths, clarity doesn’t thrive in a septic tank
The accounts of cruelty, neglect and other abuse of children under Catholic Church care in...
June 04, 2014
Was Catholic ‘teaching’ involved in latest Ireland scandal?
If I have heard this statement once at pro-life rallies I have heard it a...
June 04, 2014
Bratwurst fest in Wisconsin: You never sausage intolerance
(Rubbing eyes) This is the New York Times, isn’t it? They’re being nice to conservatives...
June 02, 2014
Let them eat cake and — in Colorado — make others bake it
I'm no expert on baking, but I suspect that a layer cake should stand straight,...
May 30, 2014
It’s strictly taboo: Lancaster paper kills article on a witch
How controversial could a witch be in 2014? Plenty, if you’re in Lancaster, Pa. --...
May 28, 2014
BBC: Another generic, mysterious ‘honor killing’ (updated)
This time the bloody honor killing took place in a public place, for all to...
May 14, 2014
Missing elements in NYTimes marital rape report from India
Marriage was a hot topic this week in the Indian press following rulings by two...
May 12, 2014
Should the high court have backed town council prayers?
BRAD ASKS: [Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's new Greece v. Galloway ruling that allows prayers...
May 10, 2014
Getting a feel for the whole elephant in that Mississippi law
You know that ancient story about the blind men groping their way around an elephant?...
May 06, 2014
SCOTUS prayer case: reporting, opinion in one story
Like many towns, prayer opens government meetings in Greece, N.Y. Unlike many towns, a couple...
May 05, 2014
Pope Francis on economics: How innovative? How savvy?
JIM ASKS: Conservative commentators ridiculed [Pope Francis's decree Evangelii Gaudium] for its criticism of the...
April 26, 2014
Was Kabul shooting over religion? Shouldn’t someone ask?
Q: What question has no answer? A: The one you don’t ask. In Thursday's shooting...
April 21, 2014
Don’t divorce an NYT article from sharp reporting
It's especially crucial for journalists to, well, GetReligion when the story is about a "get."...
April 19, 2014
Shocking news! T.D. Jakes doubts something!
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