If you dropped in to America from another planet and were told there was a group of people dedicated to reducing the number of abortions, and then were asked, “would that group be for or against family planning and contraception?” you might reasonably assume these anti-abortion folks would be ferocious advocates for such efforts. After…

My father-in-law, Austin Cunningham, passed away this week. He was 94 and an extroardinary man — named “senior citizen of the year” in South Carolina for his unceasing work on behalf various community groups (youth jobs, anti-drugs, minority education). In pulling together some of his writings for Friday’s funeral, my wife Amy found these words:…

I’m depressed about this whole flap over contraceptives being in the stimulus package. It reflects much about what’s wrong with politics and policymaking in Washington. Here are my top three reasons to be depressed: 1) Democrats are still not committed to the new abortion politics. Democrats have to make a decision between which approach they’re…

Rush Limbaugh hopes Obama fails. Joseph Farah at WND.com isn’t going to rely just on hope. He’s calling on people to pray to God that Obama fails: “I want Obama to fail because his agenda is 100 percent at odds with God’s.” He further explains, “Nowhere in the Bible does it teach us to obey…

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Steve Waldman

Steven Waldman is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Beliefnet. He's also the author of the Founding Faith: Politics, Providence, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America, which has been published by Random House. Before co-founding Beliefnet in 1999, Waldman was a political journalist, serving as National Editor of U.S. News & World Report and National Correspondent for Newsweek. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Review, The Atlantic, Slate, and many others.

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