Poll: Americans See Religion’s Role Declining

(RNS) Seven in 10 Americans say religion’s influence on the country is waning, and 61 percent say they belong to a church or synagogue, equaling the lowest number since Gallup began asking the question in the 1930s. Opinions about religion’s influence have fluctuated...

Are Midterm Elections Merely a Game to Win?

As the current act of our political drama moves toward its curtain call on Nov. 2, we are likely to be treated to an increasing display of political theater at its best. There are leading actors, clowns, villains, even phantom characters who wield tremendous influence...