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Update on religion and discrimination

Religious fundamentalists don’t like being caught by anti-discrimination laws, but they’re happy to use the same laws for their own benefit.

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Tribal politics on the right

Does politics always have to be driven by tribal hatreds, or is there scope for a more constructive way of doing things?

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Arizona has second thoughts about discrimination

The United States is transfixed by the question of whether religious people should be protected in their refusal to provide services to same-sex couples.

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America not as religious as you think

Evidence on the decline of religious affiliation in the United States suggests that it is finally starting to catch up with other western democracies – with evident political implications.

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Prisoners and American democracy

The US attorney-general makes an eloquent call for the winding back of laws that deprive millions of Americans of their voting rights.

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Immigration reform sinking fast in the US

The political mood in Washington seems to have turned against comprehensive immigration reform – mostly for tactical reasons in the Republican Party, which may or may not make good sense.

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Pennsylvanians get to vote without photos

The battle in the US over photo-ID laws for voting continues, with Republicans losing a court challenge in Pennsylvania.

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US steps slowly back from Cuba sanctions

Talks between the United States and Cuba, a rare event in themselves, have proceeded well. There seems to be a dawning realisation that sanctions have outlived their relevance.

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It’s a deal! (US budget edition)

Democrats and Republicans reach agreement on the US budget. It might not be much, but any agreement is an important step away from fiscal and political disaster.

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And now Illinois …

Same-sex marriage continues its run of success in the United States. It’s not just the liberal fringe any more. Could drug legalisation go the same way?

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