The FBI letter to civil rights leader Martin Luther King authorized by J. Edgar Hoover, just released in its uncensored form, is a cautionary tale of abuse of power. But shock over contents also signals how far race relations have come.
Atheist scientist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss argues that religion will disappear like slavery did in the US. But a religious history professor replies that Krauss' understanding of religion is way off base.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently joined more than 30 cities that have restricted or are taking steps to restrict sharing food with the homeless. But Arnold Abbott says he plans to keep breaking the law by feeding the homeless.
The California newlywed, who ended her life Sunday, was credited with being an articulate and effective spokesperson for individual rights. But ethicists worry momentum could overshadow the complex social issues involved.
Three-term Sen. Mary Landrieu's comment that 'the South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans' is a common refrain among Southerners. But it could be an explosive claim to use as an excuse for not doing better at the polls.
An atheist group's plan to distribute a sexually explicit pamphlet, invoking the Bible, at some Florida high schools is at the center of a dispute pitting school officials against the Freedom from Religion Foundation, which uses the First Amendment to defend its actions.