The religious world is growing, fast

Pew’s study on religion around the world shows significant generation gaps, with younger people less likely to consider religion a very important part of their lives. The flipside: Populations are growing fastest in countries that tend to be very religious (particularly in sub-Saharan Africa) and shrinking in some of the world’s least religious countries (Japan,…

Nikki Haley: ‘It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine p…

A United Nations report condemning entrenched poverty in the United States is a “misleading and politically motivated” document about “the wealthiest and freest country in the world,” the Trump administration’s top U.N. official said. U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley criticized the report for critiquing the United States’ treatment of its poor, arguing that the United Nations…

The Supreme Court just set gay rights back by a lifetime

The Supreme Court is celebrating June, Gay Pride month, by validating the religious right’s claim to a constitutional right to discriminate against gay people. In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a seven-justice majority—led by Justice Anthony Kennedy and including justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan—determined that Colorado unconstitutionally discriminated against Jack Phillips, a…

Democratic candidates vow to dump Pelosi

Clarke Tucker’s first general election ad for an Arkansas-based House race tries to defuse one of the GOP’s most potent attacks: “I’ve said from Day One,” the Democrat declares, “that I won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi.” Tucker, an Arkansas legislator who’s running against Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.), is one of at least 20 House Democratic…