Increasingly desperate, Republicans are playing with forces they don't understand and can't control. They need to be stopped before they go too far.
During confirmation, John Roberts pledged to uphold judicial precedent. Now that he's chief justice, his court has shredded it.
Proposition 8 and DOMA arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court. How we got here, what's at stake, and what modern precedents (and the justices themselves) say about the likely outcomes.
Newly-elected Pope Francis can solidfy a Catholic surge in Africa and South America ... at the cost of the hard-fought battle to revitalize the Church in the West.