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WASHINGTON (RNS) The number of religious advocacy groups in the nation’s capital has more than tripled since the 1970s, with conservative groups seeing the biggest growth, according to a new report. Together, faith-based lobbying and advocacy groups spend $390 million a year to influence lawmakers, mobilize supporters and shape public opinion, according to the report, […] Read More

I am looking away from the Balloon Boy stories. The Heenes are tragic, no doubt. Having your family drama, fabricated or not, beamed from sea to shining sea just can’t be fun. I know they’re reality-TV veterans, but when your lawyer is asking the sheriff to resist the spotlight and let you quietly turn yourself […] Read More